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Will TSA allow a hat with heavy wire decoration?

Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Will TSA allow a hat with heavy wire decoration?

I know this is a really bizarre question but I'm hoping they will. I bought a few hats for our trip to Europe next month and realized they might not let one on. Any ideas? I looked at the TSA rules but didn't see much that would apply. It does have fake "barbed wire" on it and that's my biggest concern. Here's a pic if that makes it easier to judge:
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 01:02 PM
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I don't know but I'd pack it in checked luggage.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 01:05 PM
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I would be less worried about TSA than I would be the Fashion Police.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 01:27 PM
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Why did you buy a hat like that? I was in Europe in June and didn't see anything like that being worn over there. I'd put it in my checked baggage and hope that it doesn't ruin any of your clothes.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 03:53 PM
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"t does have fake "barbed wire" on it" - That sure does look like real barbed wire to me . . . .

The mind boggles why one want a hat covered w/ barbed wire. But I guess style is style . . . .

If the hat is in a checked bag you won't have a problem. I think you may have a big problem wearing it or having it in your carry on.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Thanks all.

I bought it because I like it, not because people in other countries are wearing it...Shocking, I know. Individuality is a good thing.

I'll give packing it a try.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 08:29 AM
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One time when confiscation by the TSA would be a relief - though no doubt someone would complain about the mission creep into the Fashion Police area
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Well I like the curlies around the sides. And it does fit in with the description about a prison, although it is bizarre to design a hat around that.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 01:27 PM
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LMAO, I recognize not everyone would like it...but that's okay. It takes some sass to pull off a hat like that...Paired with a plain black turtleneck, a pair of dark jeans and a black coat, it actually looks pretty darn cute. You just have to make everything else simple and have a h*ll of a lot of confidence, or at least appear to.

I have a few others sans wire...Hope that relieves you guys. They're called cloches and I'd bet your moms or grandmas had them during their flapper times... In fact, I bought several in Rome last November and one in Florence, so they are in Europe, too...just way more expensive there and I really doubt they sell them in June since they are often made of wool. A bit hot for summer.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 02:28 PM
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Not to worry. Most of us old poops are starting to forget some of our past fashion statements so none of us can judge your hat. Knock 'em dead!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 02:41 PM
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I love those hats! Honestly! I wouldn't pay as much, but I really like how they look on pictures.

Why a wire bra is allowed, but a wire hat is not? We'll never know unless you try. Please come back and let us know if you had any problems.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 03:11 PM
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Hey I love cloches, even have a couple - it's about the barbed wire!!! And my underwire bra does not have barbs on it!!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 05:36 PM
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I love that hat! Don't worry about the naysayers. Soon they'll be looking for those hats and you'll be onto something new.
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Old Sep 24th, 2008, 08:05 AM
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Its unique- I travel to Europe everyweek and have NEVER seen anyone with that on either my flights,in the airport or walking around major cities of Europe.
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Old Sep 24th, 2008, 11:55 AM
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Oh Dahlie, that's a darling hat, I think you'll be adorable in it.
Americans are no longer used to seeing women wearing hats so to many people it's a fashion accessory they don't even think about. But a distinctive hat gives an outfit a "look" that is polished and complete.

Wear it and show those European woman that American's can have style too .

Oh and don't forget to have a great time.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 08:52 AM
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I'd be worried you would poke someone's eye out.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Only if they get too close, Sarvo. Mwhahahah! (insert evil grin)
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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I love the hat and your projected outfit to wear with it! Thanks for the link; now I want black cloche with the big flower over the ear.

I wore a flowered velvet cloche one trip to Paris and got lots of compliments (and had warm ears despite frigid temps.) A bold hat can make your outdoor look!

I would pack it just to be sure it isn't confiscated and lost forever.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Blue,

Are you looking at the All Black? I bought that one in red... I love it!

I think her hats are really interesting.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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This is a great site!

Love this one - in case you suddenly need to weld something.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=12244779

There was also a peacock one that is gorgeous.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ing_id=5640258
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