Talk:Pork pie hat

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Because a Trilby hat is different from a pork-pie hat, and because Doherty wears Trilbys (mentions them by name in his songs), I removed this:

Musician Pete Doherty has made the pork-pie hat famous in recent years.

--DavidShankBone 15:37, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

well sorry, but the guy on the pic is definitely not sporting a pork pie. it rather looks like a granny's hat.

You're right. It doesn't match the ones linked to, or the description (it doesn't seem to have a flat top). Should probably be removed, unless we can show this is indeed a pork pie hat. TSP 02:53, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
And he sure as hell ain't "sporting" it! Globe199 06:46, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
I replaced the image with an image that actually shows a pork pie hat. Calliopejen 01:55, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Another reference to porkpie in popular culture[edit]

I am surprised that no-one has mentioned that in the Britcom 'Desmond's', there is a character whose name IS Porkpie, for the hat he wears. He even had his own show once the first series ended.

Grandma Roses 19:16, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Im surprised there is no love for Yogi Bear —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Didn't Rocky Balboa wear a porkpie in I, II and V? Ifnkovhg (talk) 23:12, 3 January 2009 (UTC) John McLaughlin does an incredible rendition on "My Goal's Beyond" released in 1970. t4t0nk4 — Preceding unsigned comment added by T4t0nk4 (talkcontribs) 07:04, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I am shocked and outraged that Elvis Costello isn't mentioned anywhere in this Wikipedia article. You should be ashamed of yourselves, and may God have mercy on your souls. (talk) 18:51, 1 March 2013 (UTC) geekpondering

I realize there is a bit of a tradition on Wikipedia of listing a series of cultural references that somehow relate to be topic of a given article. That such a tradition exists does not justify its continuance, however, and I am here to stand firmly on the side of limiting the amount of trivia that gets tacked onto Wikipedia articles "just-cause-I-know-it-is-true." That Yogi Berra wore a porkpie hat may be true— but the fact is not encyclopedic. Buster Keaton's influence on the porkpie hat is traceable and interesting; the Puerto Rican children's television show actor's influence, however, appears to be anecdotal. Wikipedia is not a collection of anecdotes! Yogi Berra, along with the rest of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters who may or may not have worn particular kinds of hats, will have to take a backseat to Buster Keaton and Robert De Niro. So say I. From over here. KDS4444Talk 11:41, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
I have no position on the encyclopedic nature of persons who do or don't wear a hat. However, it is important to note that Yogi_Berra is a person, and Yogi_Bear was a Hanna-Barbera_Productions cartoon character (and in fact their respective pages caution against confusing the two).

Most of these others were famous for wearing pork pie hats, whereas Keaton usually wore a boater. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:33, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


We've been having these[1] minor and stupid vandalisations at nearly all the hat articles. If Salvio does not bring it to ANI, I will. Fair warning. Djathinkimacowboy 21:57, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Robert Oppenheimer[edit]

J. Robert Oppenheimer also sported a porkpie hat. "Up to 1954 Dr. Oppenheimer's big-brimmed brown porkpie hat, size 6 7/8, was a frequent (and telltale) sight in Washington and the capitals of Western Europe, where he traveled to lecture or consult." at