Sunday, July 20, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 420 - Los Angeles Bakers Edition

Day 420 / Hat 420: Yellow, purple and white baseball-style cap size 7 and 1/4 with yellow brim and the words: "Los Angeles Bakers" embroidered in purple on front. Additional detail includes purple button on crown, the brand name Grassroots embroidered on back in purple above the numeral 33 embroidered in purple and white, and purple pot leaves screen-printed in purple on the yellow under brim. Interior lined in purple silk-like fabric with purple seam team printed in yellow tht reads "Grassroots: Smokin' Trees Drainin' Threes." Fabrication tag reads: "30% wool, 70% acrylic, made in China."

Here's a couple of "believe it or nots" for you: First, this hat was chosen for today completely without the realization of any hat/number significance. (If you don't see any significance, feel free to go about your business.) I ran across it today sitting atop a moderately priced free-standing tiki in the long-under-renovation Garlodge (which, Garlodge fans should be happy to know is almost back to its former low-fi glory.)

Second in the believe it or not category, I originally ran across this hat while I was working on a story for work -- by attending the inaugural THC Expo hemp and art show in downtown Los Angeles (you can read the finished product here).

BTW, if you happen to be a smokin' fan of L.A.'s other NBA team, I've seen at least one "Los Angles Clippings" hat out there made by the same folks.

PC 320: Gone Squatchin'
PC 120: My Buccaneer
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

Q: 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 celebrated 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. 

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