Men’s hat etiquette guide part 3

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Men’s hat etiquette guide part 3

Wear your hat in public and take it off in closed space, number 12:

Stores are typically public spaces with the exception being if you are given specific attention from a salesperson. Because you are requiring their services at that point, the interaction then becomes more private at which point, it is best practice to remove your hat.

Wear your hat in public and take it off in closed space, number 13:

Places of worship are generally considered to be private spaces but of course, some religious traditions do have specific rules related to men’s headwear as well as women’s headwear. If you plan to attend a place of worship and do not know the rules relating to headwear, be sure to ask someone in the know. Hats can also be removed at certain specific times for such activities like prayer, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the United States, or for the singing of hymns or national anthems.

Wear your hat in public and take it off in closed space, number 14:

If you are in motion, your hat should remain on regardless of the method or openness of transportation. This harkens back to the days when transportation was pretty much all done out of doors, either walking, on horseback, or in an open carriage. Even though we have many new methods of transportation and a lot of them are enclosed, the tradition of keeping your hat on while you are moving still remains in effect. Using this public space private space motto, the hatted gentleman can be sure that he is always observing proper etiquette when wearing his hat or as the case may be, not wearing it.

The practice of hat tapping, number 1:

The tradition of tipping one’s hat has its roots in bowing to show respect. A practice that was common across various cultures for centuries.