Saturday, April 09, 2011

Hats (A/Z)

For the A to Z Challege - Letter H.

A few generations back, everyone wore hats. Take a look at old films and photos. Women and men alike seemed to never leave the house without some sort of hat. Most were typical, even identical flat straw boaters or felt derbys - but many were so ... awesome looking. Ridiculously large. Overburdened with feathers and thick satin bands.

I'm really not a fashion addict. But I wish hats were still a wardrobe staple above and beyond bitter winters, bad hair days and casual sun protection.

Do you have a favorite hat? I don't mean your old lucky Dodgers cap with the mustard stain on the bill. I mean a cool style of hat.

I always thought cloches (most popular in the 20's and 30's) were really cute, not to mention having a high potential for sexiness. You could do some bigtime mysterious seduction peeking out from under that snug brim.

But my all-time favorite hat is the top hat. I mean that's some serious badness right there. If you're wearing a top hat, you have self-confidence to spare... You know it and so does everyone else. I love 'em. In fact, I think I'll wear a top hat to my next business meeting. Talk about making a statement. Who's going to doubt someone wearing a ultra-cool hat like that?


mooderino said...

I've never seen Slash looking so good.

Danielle Sends a Hug said...

I would love to be a hat wearer (??) but they just look awful on me...even baseball caps ;(

I love this alphabet challenge....great job...too much personal stuff going on for me to focus on writing everyday...but as I write this I am thinking that it's the personal stuff we need to write shucks.

barbara said...

love hats! Not on me so much - but love 'em.

I wrote about a wearer of a top hat spotted here in Kenai last summer - will link in my siggy.

Nice job, Clew. Glad to see someone else working through the alphabet. :)

Stacy said...

I don't do hats, either, being another who thinks they look great on everyone but me. I do have a few, though....a top hat that I wore for Halloween, the bowler my grandfather wore in a centenial celebration, and a couple of my grandmother's big brimmed hats from the 40's or 50's (Nana was a glamour puss!).

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

LOVE hats!!! glad you came by too btw!

smiles, bee