Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 136 - Now That's Italian! Edition

Day 136 / Hat 136: Borsalino cappello marrone in feltro con girotesta tono su tono. Translation: Brown Borsalino felt hat with tone-on-tone headband.

I got this hat during Milan Fashion Week at an exhibition titled: "Cinema Wears a Hat. Borsalino and Other Stories" which turned out to be one of the best museum exhibitions on hats I've ever seen. (OK -- it was the only museum exhibition on hats I've ever seen, but still ....)

Another of the autumnal headgear series, this one starts getting heavy use about this time of year.

PC 135: Trapper Yearling
PC 134: Mermaid on my Mind
PC 133: Throwback Coonskin

OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

Got hats? If you loan 'em, you'll get e'm back safe and sound!

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