Monday, December 19, 2011

Alpha Move: First, Buy A Black Fedora





I was skulking over at Alpha Game today, after getting my invaluable post on marriage 3.0 up, when I read this:


"If someone is looking to apply Game to his life, what would you identify as the most important change/action to take to get started?"


As usual, there were a lot of great Manosphere responses, mostly reiterating the absolute importance of fitness. I'm not going to contradict that, as there is too much truth to it, but I ended up posting the following response, and I think it's a darn good one. There are a lot of Betas out there, hovering on the edge of the Manosphere, eager to take their first step into a bigger, more challenging and more masculine world. But they don't know how to commit to it meaningfully -- not to their wives, but to themselves. It's all too easy to give up, whack off, and play WoW for the rest of the night. Let's face it: personal transformation is hard.

But there are ways to assist it along. One dramatic and often under-utilized way is by altering your visual appearance appreciably. If you're truly committed to the Red Pill path, and you're trying to activate a visual component, then the next best thing to growing/shaving a beard for a dude is this:

Buy a hat.

Not just any hat. Buy a black fedora, in your size, as good as you can afford. Why, you ask?

I'm so glad you asked.

When it comes to Game, merely working out and learning the intricacies of feminine psychology isn't enough. To truly master Game, you have to come to terms with your own masculinity in a culture that has, for two generations, punished everything about masculinity. 9 times out of 10 a dude who's investigating the Red Pill Road for the first time has been so battered and bruised by this environment that even working out and learning when his woman menstruates isn't enough to do the trick.

When it comes to personal transformation, sometimes an exterior symbol can be extremely potent in the process. Women understand this implicitly, and can successfully use the acquisition of a pair of shoes as a game-changer in their psychologies. The same holds true for men, but we rarely remember it. But it's just as true for us. Consider a military uniform, and how it transforms the behavior and psychology of those who wear it.

Same principal with a black fedora. First of all, they look good on anyone: it's a classic look from one of the last historical periods where unbridled masculinity wasn't merely tolerated, it was admired. Bogey wore a fedora. Indy wore a fedora. Until Kennedy took the Oath of Office bareheaded, it was considered a masculine tradition to wear a hat outdoors, and in its day there was nothing more macho than a fedora.

A fedora makes you look taller, and makes your shoulders look wider. It can hide your expression in a difficult situation. It makes you seem automatically more dangerous and threatening which will affect how others react to you when you wear it. A fedora can be worn in almost any formal occasion and most business occasions. The well-made straw model can be worn in summer or in warmer climes without cooking your head.

But most importantly, a fedora gives you a tangible symbol of your journey you can literally put on and take off. When you're wearing the hat you are reminding yourself that you took the Red Pill, and any special treatment to women in your life is due entirely to either duty or your personal grace, not blanket obligation. It reminds you that you have the potential to be a Bad Ass, and to others you might actually seem frightening.


But most importantly it's a radical departure from the norm, and that's the kind of thing you can use to hang your metaphorical Red Pill hat on. A symbol you can wear that reminds you of your own personal aspirations is a magical helmet of macho. It's helpful in peacocking, if you're on the prowl, and it keeps the rain and the sun off you. Black is a power color, one that people notice and stay aware of. A fedora evokes a specific era and manner of behavior, the 1920s-1950s era, wherein men were made of iron and had guts of steel, whether they were facing G-Men, Gangsters, Nazis, or dockside thugs trying to take over the union. It was the non-military headgear of choice until Sean Connery made the dorky-looking Hornburg popular in Dr. No. But consider buying a black fedora, because it makes you more imposing and more noticeable in a crowd.

If you're in a relationship or marriage already and you're trying to have an affect on your wife or LT girlfriend, suddenly starting to wear a hat -- especially a powerful classic like a black fedora -- is bound to evoke some interest. It will at least attract some notice, it will certainly cause a comment, and it might even provoke a fight. She might say she doesn't like hats. That she doesn't like you in a hat. That you look stupid or silly in the hat. She'll use it nine different ways to try to shame you or shit-test you into submission.

But don't relent. Wear your damn hat. Because you're a man, you're dangerous, and everyone respects a man in a fedora. If your wife doesn't right away . . . I guarantee it will attract the attention of other women. Likewise men will treat you differently, too. Sure, she doesn't like it -- but it's not her damn head, it's yours. You don't tell HER what to wear, do you?

But wear the damn hat. Even in your darkest hour, you have that symbol of masculine power to cling to.

31 comments:

  1. Black fedora - makes me think - Michael Jackson. Not Bogey. They are also become far too commonplace I hipstervilles like Brooklyn, L.A., Chicago, and Cambridge, don't you think? Maybe a more unique, masculine effect in the boonies.

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  2. It's all in how you wear it. Letting a couple of dweebs and a child molester ruin a perfectly good masculine symbol isn't cool. If you're man enough to carry it off, people won't think Michael Jackson, they'll think, "Who the hell is he?"

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  3. "Until Kennedy took the Oath of Office bareheaded, it was considered a masculine tradition to wear a hat outdoors, and in its day there was nothing more macho than a fedora.'

    I took a lot of history courses in college. I still remember reading a biography of JFK written by an insider in his administration. From what I remember (40 years after reading it) JFK wasn't trying to convey youthful vigor in going bareheaded during the swearing in. He just felt he looked awful in hats. I still remember a picture in the book of JFK at the White House with a friend, where they were both wearing fedora's for the photographer. The caption read something to the effect "The President proves to _________ that someone looks even worse in a hat then he does"

    I remember looking at the picture and thinking "He's right". That fedora made the most Alpha president of the past 50 years (with the possible exception of Clinton) look like a total awkward, goofball who didn't know what looked good on him.

    Some guys just don't look good in hats. Wearing them proudly and confidently doesn't change that.

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  4. Also. He wore a top hat for most of the (outdoor) inauguration. Although I don't much care for top hats I think it fit his face far better than a fedora.

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  6. Clinton, the most Alpha?

    Well, at times. Of course, we know who wore the pant(suit) when he wasn't behind the podium.

    The Kennedys had plenty of Alpha, that's for sure. Lots of douchebag to go with it too.

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    1. When Hilary isnt beting him

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  7. Haha epic, I got super euphoric when I wore my black fedora, just like you said! Super awesome right after I took the redpill.

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  8. What do we do when betas start realising just how manly and amazing fedoras look and start wearing them themselves?

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  9. Fedoras are for neckbeard faggots. If you wear a fedora and seriously think it makes you look more masculine you're a fucking joke. How delusional are you? Unless you want to be associated with the rest of the sweaty, obese, parasitic basement-dwellers that wear fedoras, DON'T WEAR A FEDORA YOU FUCKING DWEEB.

    Actually you know what? Go ahead and wear your symbol of "masculinity". It will immediately demonstrate to the high-SMV ladies that you're someone to be avoided, so they'll go after the true alphas like myself without wasting their time on you. Good on ya.

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    1. Or, conversely, you can act like a fucking gentleman and wear the hat you please, and not worry about what anyone else thinks.

      That's what a REAL Alpha Daddy would do.

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  10. Holy shit are you fucking serious? Haven't you realized yet that *everyone* on the internet makes fun of men who wear fedoras?

    Go to a proper men's millinery and let them advise you about the type of hat that best suits the form of your head. Not everyone can pull off a fedora, and it's stupid to wear one now anyway due to the kind of people it's associated with. I'm all for wearing hats but for fucks sake, make sure it suits your face/head shape and it's properly fitted.

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    1. LOL hey faggot guess what, no one cares what u beta Internet virgins think about stylish and sexy hats. We will just keep on being alpha while u cry in ur moms basement

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    2. I prefer leg beards telling me only kiddie diddlers wear them. top lel

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  11. Some people use their already shaky anecdotal evidence and the anecdotal evidence of people on the Internet to prove to themselves anything they want to believe.

    This blog...ugh.

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    1. And some people can't help but criticize even if they don't have anything meaningful to say. The internets, they have all kinds.

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  12. This blog is written by a neckbeard fedora wearing autist faggot who sits around being an internet alpha behind a keyboard. Go join the Army or something. Faggot.

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    1. First, I take exception to the homophobia, you moron. I know "faggots"
      who can kick your ass before breakfast and not break a sweat.

      Secondly, while I did not have the honor to serve, I'm secure in my Alpha cred. This weekend I changed out a radiator, a water pump, rebuilt a 2 stroke engine, and finished a novel. Oh, and made three batches of tasty bread. While you were home jerking to porn and pretending the girls liked you.

      And my beard is neatly trimmed and well away from my neck. I can't say the same for yours.

      Oh. That's LEG HAIR.

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  13. Hey guys, I was given the advice that to be more attractive to women I should take better care of my body and pay more attention to my personal hygiene. Fuck that noise, I found my grandfather's Stetson and once I put that wooly wonder atop my enlightened head my oil-glistened face shone like a beacon to all the honeys of the world. MY DICK GREW SIX AND TWO-QUARTERS INCHES THAT DAY AND AS I STEPPED INSIDE MY COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S FEMINIST STUDIES CLASS ALL THE BITCHES IN THAT ROOM TREMBLED WITH NEED AT THE SIGHT OF MY ALPHA COCK. I CAME GALLONS OVER THE ROOM, REENACTING A SCENE FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE HENTAI BUKKAKE ANIMES AND AT THAT PERFECT MOMENT FROM MY THROAT I MIGHTILY ROARED: THE MATRIX WAS A GOOD MOVIE!!!!!!

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    1. Once again, a "funny" feminist. See how obsessed with penises they are? That's how you tell.

      Sweetie, I don't know who rejected you so badly, but I'm sure if you worked on it, you'd find someone eventually.

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    2. so condescend.
      so much sexist
      dont care
      wow

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    3. You state my position admirably.

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  14. everyone defending fedoras should post a picture of themselves in a fedora

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    1. There are at least three on the internet of me. I look quite fetching. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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  15. I'm a woman and whenever I see a guy wearing a fedora I instantly cringe. It looks so adolescent-trying-to-be-a-man, especially because most of the guys I see wearing them pair them with graphic t shirts and jeans. I can see a fedora/hat looking great if you dress like a dapper gent or are wearing formal attire, but 99% of fedora wearing guys I see just look like try-hard idiots trying to project an image of not being "the norm" and looking like complete tools. Sorry, dude. This chick disagrees with you.

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  16. Hilarious as always, bud.

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  17. Is this article a fucking joke? If you feel that wearing a hat lends you masculinity, then I've got some news for you buddy.

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    1. Why the fuck would anyone take you as an authority on masculinity?

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  18. I'm also a woman and it is my certified Female opinion that fedoras are the most beta shit of all time. Alphas don't need props.

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    1. One could also say that real Alpha women don't need heels. But . . . rarely seen one without a closet full of them.

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