The Strap?

While looking through a 1939 Chris Craft Catalog I got through ebay the other day, I noticed this photo. And thought. Mmmm? I wonder if that strap on a yacht hat like that is usable in this way? Or at least it was intended to be used this way and found to be even dorkyer than the hat its self? It seems that it’s like wearing life jackets. Yes its safe, yes your life is at stake, but do you look cool? I guess the hat thing is not a comparison, since one if life or death and the other is your hat flying off. But you get my drift here.. I hope.

1939 Brochure. Master Copy BTW

So, does anyone have any insight on this topic?  And Troy….. today’s topic of a strap on a hat, I know you are twitching.. We all get the fact that she has a Strap on…her hat! okay? No need to go further. I don’t think this photo was a subliminal anything. Nope, just Dorky, that’s all. Just step away from the keys.

It’s just a flag in today’s story. That’s all it is. Just a flag!

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13 Responses to “Is That What That Strap On Her Hat Is For?”
  1. Troy in ANE

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    What else would the strap be for? Surely it’s not for looks.

  2. m-fine

    Why would the hat be at risk of blowing off in an enclosed cabin? Seems like there must be more to this story.

    • Troy in ANE

      Because when you open those forward hinged windows the breeze will BLOW YOUR HAT OFF!

  3. Capt. Cranky

    The hat strap looks waaaaaaaaay cooler than the “chin strap”….especially on a lady!

  4. Troy in ANE

    I wonder if it would work to put a Captains Hat on backwards like we do with baseball caps?

  5. Jaxon

    Mine is for high speed. Running the Iditarod and such. I claim it blocks my hearing and that’s why I don’t listen.

  6. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.)

    I think you need to go back to Lake Dora. Even an old barn find. This borders on the lame side.

    • Matt

      This doesn’t border on the lame side, its entrenched in it. Its entire topic is lame. But it was something different? Gotta admit, you had not seen it before?

  7. Sean

    Pretty sure the cap strap has its origins in the military. almost all military peak caps have them and most other head dress has an option for them… with the exception of a few like the beret, glengarry or wedge cap. The feature was a carry over from other head dress like shako caps and busby. Over time they became less functional and more decorative. They also change style to denote rank. Traditional merchant caps, fiddler caps, fisherman’s or Breton caps did not originally include a strap but, may have been added for style (possibly in the form of a braided chord secured by buttons).

  8. floyd r turbo

    How would you get that hat over your man bun. Maybe pull that strap down under it. Ya gotta consider the millennial factor.

  9. Syd

    Yup thats what it is for, in the USCG or dress hat is called the combination hat and yes it has the strap and yes it is made to still work that way.