Emily Post’s Hat Etiquette Rules for Men and Women

https://emilypost.com/advice/hats-off-hat-etiquette-for-everyone

 

Men's Hat Etiquette

Hats can be left on…
• Outdoors
• At athletic events (indoors or out)
• On public transportation
• In public buildings such as post offices, airports, and hotel or office lobbies
• On elevators

Take hats off, including baseball caps …
• In someone's home
• At mealtimes, at the table
• While being introduced, indoors or out (unless it's frigid!)
• In a house of worship, unless a hat or head covering is required
• Indoors at work, especially in an office (unless required for the job)
• In public buildings such as a school, library, courthouse, or town hall
• In restaurants and coffee shops
• At a movie or any indoor performance
• When the national anthem is played
• When the flag of the United States passes by, as in a parade

 

Women's Hat Etiquette

Fashion hats (not baseball-style caps) can be left on…
• In someone's home
• At luncheons, weddings, garden parties
• At religious services
• At a movie or any indoor performance
• When the national anthem is played
• When the flag of the United States passes by, as in a parade

Take your fashion hat off…
• Anytime it blocks someone's view, such as at a wedding or in a theater
• Indoors at work

 


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