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    Is it possible to do this without looking like a thief?
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    why not get one of those hats with long sides?
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    (Original post by Cerulean)
    Is it possible to do this without looking like a thief?
    Of course. Just leave your swag bag, jemmy and striped jumper at home.
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    Yeah get a Ushanka, keeps you warm and you don't look (too much) like a terrorist
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    (Original post by arisk01)
    why not get one of those hats with long sides?

    It's the face that's cold, but yeah I love those hats too.
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    (Original post by arisk01)
    why not get one of those hats with long sides?
    Because then you look like a potential rapist/paedophile. So, it's a toss up between being percieved as a member of the IRA or a paedo - your call.
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    (Original post by Cerulean)
    Is it possible to do this without looking like a thief?
    Wear a hijaab - just as warm and no one will dare me so unpolitically correct as to try and accuse you of thieving!
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Of course. Just leave your swag bag, jemmy and striped jumper at home.
    :rofl: And take it off before entering any shops :yep:
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    maybe wear a colourful one not a black one for a start?

    I wore my balaclava last year for a few weeks when it was freezing( i think in january). It's black and the side flap things near the bottom go quite far, so actually onto my shoulders a bit. Probably looked suspicious as because it was so cold i usually pulled the bottom of the opening for the face up quite a lot so it sat on my nose, so you could only see the small area of my face around my eyes, also a really thick black coat probably didn't help. I got a few glances from poor shivering fools:p: but nobody really cared.
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    (Original post by Cerulean)
    :rofl: And take it off before entering any shops :yep:
    ... or banks, of course. :yep:
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    (Original post by joey11223)
    maybe wear a colourful one not a black one for a start?

    I wore my balaclava last year for a few weeks when it was freezing( i think in january). It's black and the side flap things near the bottom go quite far, so actually onto my shoulders a bit. Probably looked suspicious as because it was so cold i usually pulled the bottom of the opening for the face up quite a lot so it sat on my nose, so you could only see the small area of my face around my eyes, also a really thick black coat probably didn't help. I got a few glances from poor shivering fools:p: but nobody really cared.
    Haha, that's the look I'm trying t avoid, but its soooooooooooooooooo cold this time of year, I need something for my face.

    Yes, another colour like sky blue or peach would be a good idea :yep:
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    Guys, don't be silly there's no such thing as a person who wears a balaclava and isn't a thief. :rolleyes: OP I'd seriously recommend you burn your balaclava with petrol if you don't intend to be a thief. I'm 99.-98% sure that it's written somewhere in the laws that anyone with a balaclava on is a thief, so just be careful with it. Wear a beanie or something instead.
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    (Original post by Indievertigo)
    Guys, don't be silly there's no such thing as a person who wears a balaclava and isn't a thief. :rolleyes: OP I'd seriously recommend you burn your balaclava with petrol if you don't intend to be a thief. I'm 99.-98% sure that it's written somewhere in the laws that anyone with a balaclava on is a thief, so just be careful with it. Wear a beanie or something instead.

    I like beanies It's just, I was looking for something with facial coverage.
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    (Original post by CHAMON)
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    :nah:
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    (Original post by Blátönn)
    Because then you look like a potential rapist/paedophile. So, it's a toss up between being percieved as a member of the IRA or a paedo - your call.
    my immediate thought when thinking about balaclavas is a member of the IRA lol.

    if you do wear one OP, make sure you dont have an irish accent lol
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    (Original post by AWZC)
    Wear a hijaab - just as warm and no one will dare me so unpolitically correct as to try and accuse you of thieving!
    good point actually... always thought it would be the perfect disguise for thieves...
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    (Original post by Cerulean)
    I like beanies It's just, I was looking for something with facial coverage.
    ... something like a beard?
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    Yeah, I was thinking about this, but figured it was just a bad idea...maybe cover your mouth and nose with a scarf and get a big hat? Or bathe in deep heat before you go out.
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    (Original post by Blátönn)
    Because then you look like a potential rapist/paedophile. So, it's a toss up between being percieved as a member of the IRA or a paedo - your call.
    Dear god, just whatever you do, don't wear both.
 
 
 

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