Now that you’ve decided to wear a hat on a regular basis, you must also accept the responsibility of hat etiquette and manners:
- Men should promptly remove your hat upon entering an elevator, restaurant, place of worship or some one’s home. Hats are to be removed when inside except when in public places. Never wear your hat during a meal. Conversely, these rules generally do not apply to women.
- Touch the brim of your hat lightly when greeting a friend.
- Men should raise the hat by the crown when meeting a female friend in public.
- Remove your hat during the National Anthem and place it over your heart. Same with funerals and dedications.
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