Wearing a baseball cap backwards

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Seriously? People still do it? That totally baffles me. I thought everyone stopped when they were ten years old. Yet I keep seeing people wear their hat sideways and backwards with board shorts and singlets and those huge impractical sunglasses. Really?

they totes look gangsta

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"If only someone would invent something you can put on your head to block the sun!"

Meh, baseball caps backwards don't look any more stupid than baseball caps in general look on the people who wear them. Sideways and tilted crap where its barely resting on their head at all do look especially stupid though.

Stammer:
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"If only someone would invent something you can put on your head to block the sun!"

You are my hero. That picture captured my first thought perfectly as I began reading this post.

EDIT: He's wearing sunglasses too...

I hate wearing baseball caps. I wear fedoras every day of the week.

It depends for me. If I just want to wear a hat so I don't have to worry about my hair, I might wear it backwards. Sometimes I don't wear it backwards. It really just depends on my mood.

Stammer:
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"If only someone would invent something you can put on your head to block the sun!"

That would be one time I wouldn't wear my hat backwards. But hey, that's just me being crazy.

Stammer:
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"If only someone would invent something you can put on your head to block the sun!"

Nice.

Personally my complaint isn't with the people who wear their caps backwards, my personal gripe is with the people who wear caps on the top of their head i.e. resting on top of the head such that the area under the hat is void space.

Where I'm from (at the very least) the people who have this look going on are invariably African or Asian.

YOU'RE MAKING IT REALLY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO NOT BE RACIST.

Stammer:
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"If only someone would invent something you can put on your head to block the sun!"

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH-

Seriously though, the man needs to just stop for a moment and seriously reconsider how he's spending his time on Earth.

It's just a hat. I don't really care how people wear them.

I think it's useful. if you see anyone who dresses like that, you know they they are too dumb to be allowed to reproduce, so avoid sleeping with them at all costs for the betterment of humanity

There are a few justifiable reasons to wear a cap with a directional brim backwards (I'd say baseball caps, but most of the ones I've worn are actually patrol caps... fuck baseball, our national pastime is actually war).
1) I'm traveling up a hill, and I need to look up further than the brim allows. I'll turn it around while I climb the hill, then put it back to block wind/rain/sun once I'm on flat ground again.
2) Underneath a helmet to keep rain from going down the back of my shirt while laying in the mud with a rifle. Seriously, it works.

...and that's about it. To anyone who wears a brimmed cap for fashion: fuck fashion. Get your priorities straight, poser.

I don't find that NEARLY as annoying as this newer form of douchebaggery

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It looks good in some cases to wear it backwards.

There are legitimate reasons for wearing a cap backwards.

...

Ok, this one time in an episode of Stargate, Colonel O'Neil had to turn his hat round backwards, because he was using a sniper rifle with a big scope.

I consider the day you first wear a baseball cap to actually block sunlight a vital step of growing into an adult.

Hells yeah I wear my cap backwards, I'm a Pokemon trainer!

O.T. yeah, I honestly don't feel that strongly about this. I recall a couple of years ago watching an English politician being crticised openly for wearling a baseball cap and I just thought 'my god this is news?!?' So personally It's not a look I go for but if anyone else wants to indulge in looking like a 'too-cool-for-school' teenager, well who cares...

i only wear my hat backwards when ive got something like a paintball mask or welding helmet on otherwise no its on straight and normal

But... but how will I let people know I'm in a Pokemon battle if I don't turn my hat backwards? It's critical!

kortin:
I hate baseball caps. I wear fedoras every day of the week.

Man I would too, but I feel like I'd be under-dressed all the time. Fedoras are for CLASSY people, which I am not.

WolfEdge:
But... but how will I let people know I'm in a Pokemon battle if I don't turn my hat backwards? It's critical!

kortin:
I hate baseball caps. I wear fedoras every day of the week.

Man I would too, but I feel like I'd be under-dressed all the time. Fedoras are for CLASSY people, which I am not.

Two things:

1. Epic Derpy Hooves avvie.

2. All you gotta do is feel like you should be wearing it. Other people will feel the radiance of your confidence and bow down to you!

Nurb:
I don't find that NEARLY as annoying as this newer form of douchebaggery

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What in the world is that? Why would you ever do that?

That's half a cap... And it's not even being used right... That's like... Completely useless in every way...

I wear my hats backwards sometimes because I think it looks good on me. It's just a hat, it's no more stupid looking than fedoras or knit caps.

edit: It's a matter of prefrence, i'm sorry if I offend anyone with my personal choice in head gear. Actually i'm not.

I have absolutely no problem with it. If it's not my head, it's not my buisness.

Fanta Grape:
Seriously? People still do it? That totally baffles me. I thought everyone stopped when they were ten years old. Yet I keep seeing people wear their hat sideways and backwards with board shorts and singlets and those huge impractical sunglasses. Really?

they totes look gangsta

To quote the Bro code by Barney Stinson
"When wearing a Baseball cap, a bro may position the brim at either 12 or 6 o'clock. All other angles are reserved for rappers and the handicapped"

loc978:

1) I'm traveling up a hill, and I need to look up further than the brim allows. I'll turn it around while I climb the hill, then put it back to block wind/rain/sun once I'm on flat ground again.
2) Underneath a helmet to keep rain from going down the back of my shirt while laying in the mud with a rifle. Seriously, it works.

This. Sometimes there can be legitimate reasons, and these are two great examples. Plus, sometimes the webbing inside of a kevlar just sucks and it's nice to have a little extra padding. Also helps to be able to keep track of it on jumps when you've got 120lbs in-between you and your pockets.

kortin:
I hate baseball caps. I wear fedoras every day of the week.

Likewise, though hate is probably too strong a word.
If we're free to express personal taste through the wearing of a stylish hat, others should be free to do the same with headgear to their taste.

But I still think it looks daft.

Mr Thin:
Seriously though, the man needs to just stop for a moment and seriously reconsider how he's spending his time on Earth.

Watching sports, by the look of it.

Caliostro:

Nurb:
I don't find that NEARLY as annoying as this newer form of douchebaggery

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What in the world is that? Why would you ever do that?

That's half a cap... And it's not even being used right... That's like... Completely useless in every way...

Maybe he's trying to catch and carry a small quantity of rainwater.

To quote the Bro code by Barney Stinson
"When wearing a Baseball cap, a bro may position the brim at either 12 or 6 o'clock. All other angles are reserved for rappers and the handicapped"

Damn, ninja'd.

Yeah, I generally don't wear hats, but I find it irritating when people wear hats incorrectly.

kortin:

WolfEdge:
But... but how will I let people know I'm in a Pokemon battle if I don't turn my hat backwards? It's critical!

kortin:
I hate baseball caps. I wear fedoras every day of the week.

Man I would too, but I feel like I'd be under-dressed all the time. Fedoras are for CLASSY people, which I am not.

Two things:

1. Epic Derpy Hooves avvie.

2. All you gotta do is feel like you should be wearing it. Other people will feel the radiance of your confidence and bow down to you!

1. It is my pride and joy, and I love it so.

2. Maybe I could work my way up to it, start out small like and build my confidence. I could start with a mean pair of boxer-shorts, something snarky and sarcastic to bring out my biting wit. Hopefully, the effect will sort of snowball; I'll bust out the ol' aviators, get a nice tribal tat that you can just barely see underneath the sleeves of my shirt. Then, it's all just a matter of getting my hands on a trench-coat and a Tommy gun. I'll be the talk of the town!

What were we talking about again?

Tulks:

kortin:
I hate baseball caps. I wear fedoras every day of the week.

Likewise, though hate is probably too strong a word.
If we're free to express personal taste through the wearing of a stylish hat, others should be free to do the same through the wearing of an unstylish one.

But I still think it looks daft.

Meh, I worded it wrong :P I'll go fix it now.

"I hate wearing baseball caps"

There's a few practical applications to a backwards cap. Here's some of my reasons...

1. (Personal) I have no goddamned depth perception, and I sometimes tend to slam into doors. A forwards cap pops off and draws more attention as I try to get it. Backwards gives more cushioning to the impact spot.
2. More aerodynamic. This is probably more notable on rollercoasters, you wear that forwards, you're gonna lose it.
3. More comfortable, well this is just personal opinion.
4. More peripheral, sometimes gotta see if anything's going on above you.

As for the sun argument, yes you can flip that thing right around, though this is nearly negligent as where I live has far less pollution than most major cities.

And yes... I gotta agree, this has grown from a tendency of watching Pokemon. The interest in the series has waned, how I wear my hat has not. A backwards cap pretty much means nothing these days, just an area of comfort.

Now that freaking popped visor thing? That deserves a razing-the-earth.

It's not as bad as wearing it side-on or lopsided. Seriously, that's grounds for the biggest cock-punch of all eternity to ensure you can never breed.

Stammer:
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"If only someone would invent something you can put on your head to block the sun!"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Oh...that is just PRECIOUS.

WolfEdge:

kortin:

WolfEdge:
But... but how will I let people know I'm in a Pokemon battle if I don't turn my hat backwards? It's critical!

Man I would too, but I feel like I'd be under-dressed all the time. Fedoras are for CLASSY people, which I am not.

Two things:

1. Epic Derpy Hooves avvie.

2. All you gotta do is feel like you should be wearing it. Other people will feel the radiance of your confidence and bow down to you!

1. It is my pride and joy, and I love it so.

2. Maybe I could work my way up to it, start out small like and build my confidence. I could start with a mean pair of boxer-shorts, something snarky and sarcastic to bring out my biting wit. Hopefully, the effect will sort of snowball; I'll bust out the ol' aviators, get a nice tribal tat that you can just barely see underneath the sleeves of my shirt. Then, it's all just a matter of getting my hands on a trench-coat and a Tommy gun. I'll be the talk of the town!

What were we talking about again?

That's it, you're on the right track. Although Tommy guns are a little outta date. Try a silenced Desert Eagle.

kortin:

WolfEdge:

kortin:

Two things:

1. Epic Derpy Hooves avvie.

2. All you gotta do is feel like you should be wearing it. Other people will feel the radiance of your confidence and bow down to you!

1. It is my pride and joy, and I love it so.

2. Maybe I could work my way up to it, start out small like and build my confidence. I could start with a mean pair of boxer-shorts, something snarky and sarcastic to bring out my biting wit. Hopefully, the effect will sort of snowball; I'll bust out the ol' aviators, get a nice tribal tat that you can just barely see underneath the sleeves of my shirt. Then, it's all just a matter of getting my hands on a trench-coat and a Tommy gun. I'll be the talk of the town!

What were we talking about again?

That's it, you're on the right track. Although Tommy guns are a little outta date. Try a silenced Desert Eagle.

I would, but a d'eagle would disintegrate my measly chicken-wing arms, like a nauseated fat man going through a roll of two-ply.

kortin:

That's it, you're on the right track. Although Tommy guns are a little outta date. Try a silenced Desert Eagle.

...silenced... desert eagle.. Whyyyy would you DO THAT?!?

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