RF Hat Fit

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Noveson, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Does anyone wear these things backward? I usually wear the Featherlights, always backwards as I look stupid with them forward, and I was wondering if there's anyone out there who wears RF hats backward.

    I am not able to see one in person before I order, so I was hoping for either a picture or just confirmation from someone that they fit fine to wear this way.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
    #1
  2. DELPO

    DELPO Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    what's up cilic?
     
    #2
  3. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Woah it says you are a new user and I haven't been on here in forever. How do you remember that haha?
     
    #3
  4. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Ah come on guys I know you guys got em, help me out a little bit!
     
    #4
  5. hpaiste

    hpaiste Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Tennis Courts, Pennsylvania, USA
    Same over here pal. I wear normal Nike Dri-Fit hats all the time (featherlights that is) and I made the 'switch' to RF hats. Took awhile, but in the end they're the same in my opinion. RF hats are a different material, and therefore it gets sweaty and such. Also, the hat is 'stiffer,' it doesn't really mold to your head like the featherlights do. Just my personal experience. I ONLY wear my hats backwards. So I think we're in a similar position :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
    #5
  6. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    It looks alright though? I wasn't sure if the RF hats were more molded or not, and whether they would look okay.
     
    #6
  7. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    The RF hats backward have served me well, but I recommend washing it once beforehand with a ton of fabric softener liquid to soften it up.

    Also, the Isner Sphere hat is hands down the best backwards hat ever.

    But they look horrible wearing them front wise, too narrowish and grannyish looking.

    Backwards though, they are the new GHOAT.
     
    #7
  8. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Thanks for the tip, I'll make sure and do that. Yeah I've really wanted a sphere hat, actually is what got me back on these boards, haven't been on here in almost a year then came back cause I knew you guys would know where to find them. Too hard to get a hold of one though so going for the RF hat.
     
    #8
  9. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,334
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    The RF Hybrid hats are fine wearing backwards, but the front rumples up and looks like crap after you wash them.

    They look sooooo nice when they are brand new.

    Such a pity that they lose their shape when you wash them, and aren't still smooth.

    J
     
    #9
  10. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    Knew u were a *******. U hot sexy beast.

    I threw away my white and navy RF hats the other day.

    After tons of washes the velcro gave up its ghost.

    My IW grey/ref RF hasn't been washed yet. I'm scared I will give it to my laundry service and never see it again. They've lost stuff before and I would be suicidal if I lost my IW RF lid.
     
    #10
  11. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,334
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I took my white and black one into the shower with me with ALL no dye, no perfume detergent, and distilled vinegar.

    I am such a woman sometimes.

    J
     
    #11
  12. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    Theres a bar in Jackson Heights where you can be a woman a few nights a week if sometimes isn't enough. Let me know and I'll give up the name of the bar.
     
    #12
  13. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Wait so you guys disagree about whether or not to wash them?
     
    #13
  14. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    Nah, I washed mine over 50 times.

    Its just a $20 hat.

    Its all gonna be ok.
     
    #14
  15. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    So the front of the hats will make it?

    I'm going to school I can't just buy 40 hats like you guys do.
     
    #15
  16. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,438
    What's the point of wearing a hat backwards? :confused:

    I always wear a hat when I play tennis on sunny days (which is almost everyday here in CA) to keep the sun out of my eyes. If the hats didn't have a bill/visor on them, I wouldn't wear one at all because what would be the point? The hat just makes my head hotter and sweat more, gets my hair all gross and sweaty, mattes down my hair and gives me hat hair, and probably gives me zits on my forehead. The hats also get tons of sweat stains that are hard to clean and become gross. So without the bill/visor, I would never, ever wear a hat so I don't get the wearing of the hat backwards.
     
    #16
  17. kimguroo

    kimguroo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,865
    If you need a durability, you should get featherlight hats. If you buy three featherlight hats, you won't need to worry about anything until you graduate from your school. Spend $30-$50 to get three featherlight hats instead of one fed hat for $25.
     
    #17
  18. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    I guess I started wearing a hat backwards after seeing Fed do it many years ago. It looked cool and keeps sweat under control. And u can turn it around when yer serving on the sunny side. Suited me well in tourney on Saturday.
     
    #18
  19. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Congratulations

    I have two featherlights I have had for a very long time. I was worried the RF hats would be too stiff to be worn backward, and JoeDali's idea for making it softer sounded good but I don't want to ruin the hat to do it. I'm fine with paying $20 dollars for an RF hat(many are $17 on TW I don't understand why you think they are so expensive) but obviously I don't want to ruin it. I don't wear them just for tennis.
     
    #19
  20. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    Both of mine mine lasted over a year each, worn so many times, washed so many times. It went thru hell and back. Won a few paperweights, made some enemies, lost a few lovers. The RF hat is immortal to those that wield its glory in the realms of righteousness.

    The only thing that goes wrong is the velcro.

    And of course after washing and drying 100 times its gonna freak out a lil' bit ya'll.

    For the cost of a bag of dog food you get a year or so of use with the RF hats.
     
    #20
  21. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,334
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I have been flying the backwards hat flag for a long time.

    Sweat control, and preventing dome burn for those of us with buzz cuts.

    Sometimes I wear a bandanna, but usually sport the backwards hat.

    I don't like having anything in my field of vision, so the backwards hat is perfect.

    J
     
    #21
  22. kimguroo

    kimguroo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,865
    I totally agree.
    When I started to playing tennis, I did not wear anything but when I started to playing league matches and running all the time. Sweat was the problem. Especially, during summer time was so bad. I tried bandana but I prefer hats.
    Somewhat reason, I like wear hats backwards. A little bothered by vision. It's more mental issue though.
     
    #22
  23. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,334
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I would have better luck walking on water than serving with my hat on forwards.

    J
     
    #23
  24. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,438
    Really? But doesn't the hat make your head hotter and thus sweat even more? Also, how does wearing the hat backwards keep sweat under control? Where does the sweat go?
     
    #24
  25. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    You really don't enjoy people not doing things your way huh. Gets deep under your skin.

    Hey guys I want to make sure everyone wears their hat like I do.
     
    #25
  26. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,438
    Um...no. Just wondering what the point of wearing something in a way that they were not designed to be worn is? There's a good reason why hats have bills/visors on them. It's the same reason why most people wear hats when it's sunny out but don't wear them at night or when they play indoors. It's also the same reason why baseball players wear baseball caps. You wouldn't wear your socks on the outside of your shoes, would you? So why wear a hat in a way that totally eliminates the main benefit of wearing a hat in the first place?
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
    #26
  27. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Sigh....get over it. We like how it looks? Does that offend you in some way? It is not like you are too stupid to understand why people wear them that way. Why do you feel the need to argue about it?
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
    #27
  28. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,438
    I wasn't arguing. I was just asking a simple question. One in which you chose not to answer but decided to attack me instead. Classy.

    OK, so you wear it backwards for the look and not for its functionality. Like I said before, if hats didn't keep the sun out of my eyes, I would never wear them because everything else about wearing hats is such a negative and a PITA. So I guess some people just want a certain look rather than use the hat to serve a purpose like I do. That's fine. People should do whatever makes them happy. And, no, I don't wear my boxer briefs backwards, either. :) LOL
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
    #28
  29. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    Fedace, is that U?

    Look, bandanas are lame if you're folically challenged. Not saying I am, well, maybe.

    Headbands are idiotic. Look at Blake.

    Play a few sets in 95 high humid weather sometime and you'll find your hat drenched.

    Stop being tarted and accept this fashionably iconic phenomenon.

    This has been discussed many times actually in this sub forum actually.

    My God I need a life. Oh well its 8am and I'm still in bed with my lovely dog snoring on top of me. Things could always be worse then arguing about backwards hats with Fedace's Dad.
     
    #29
  30. hcb0804

    hcb0804 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,286
    Nike Sphere Isner/Berdych hat is the GHOAT, hands down! Your black sphere hat is on the way to you Priority Mail today JoelDali.

    I got my hats from Hagerstown MD yesterday, popped on a black one, and left it on all day. So light and comfy....
     
    #30
  31. bertiefactor

    bertiefactor Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    184
    Location:
    Australia
    i just apply sun screen from uv rays, i do wear caps the standard way but tend to reverse after a couple of games through the match- wearing cap forward personally hinders vision
     
    #31
  32. shanx

    shanx Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    196

    what made you change your mind on this hat?
     
    #32
  33. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    10,574
    This hat is really turning out to be a favorite.

    Great fit and look I think.

    [​IMG]
     
    #33
  34. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Come on man. Everyone who knows you knows where you were going with that. Your poorly disguised attempts at criticizing people's choice of attire are annoying. You were asking a question you already know the answer to in order to attack other people's choices.

    Anyway thanks for the help guys, I like the RF hats better that don't have "Federer" written over the back, and it just so happens those ones are all on sale for $15 dollars right now:) Will order one today.
     
    #34
  35. kimguroo

    kimguroo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,865
    which color do you need? I might be able to help you.
     
    #35
  36. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,438
    Wearing of tennis hats backwards is a curiosity to me just as if some people here said they wore their pants backwards with the fly in the back, therefore, defeating the functionality and purpose of having the fly in the front. But if people prefer to wear their hats or pants backwards for the "look", then to each their own. Who am I to judge? I'm just explaining why I wear hats when I play tennis, even though I don't like wearing them, but they serve a very useful function in keeping the sun out of my eyes so I can see the ball better. (BTW, I also always wear sunglasses along with the hat). So, no, I'm not attacking other people's choices, although I don't personally like the backwards hat "look" myself, but obviously some people do and that's perfectly fine. Like I said before, people should do what makes them happy. :)

    Oh, and I usually wear the featherlight hats to play tennis in and the thicker Nike or RF hats when I'm out in the sun but not playing tennis or other sports because the thicker hats would just make my head even hotter under the sun while I'm running around.
     
    #36
  37. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    I'm not totally sure which one I want haha. Do you have some you are wanting to sell or something?
     
    #37
  38. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Fair enough. Yeah I'm not planning on playing tennis in the RF hats, would rather have the featherlights but I would use the RF hats for other things.
     
    #38
  39. kimguroo

    kimguroo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,865
    Have white, mahogany (both with tags) and obsidian(new without tag).
    Send me an email. I will give you slightly better price, since you are a student ^_^
     
    #39
  40. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Email sent kimguroo, might be in your junkbox though.
     
    #40

Share This Page