Day 486 / Hat 486: Woven straw western-style hat with brown faux wear/weathered finish and faux leather hatband detail with X-stitching, bone beads and a metal, five-pointed star. Interior details include label, crown sticker and sweatband lining emblazoned with the words "Run A Muck collection." Also on the crown sticker are the words: "Bullhide by Montecarlo Hat Co." Tag inside identifies the style as: "Desperado (Brown), Item 2709."
A quick search of the interwebs turns up a description that describes the fabrication as "bangora straw" - which totally makes this a head-bangora, right? (Don't groan, you knew I was headed there.)
Loaned to the Project by Anne Harnagel who tells me -- with unerring specificity -- that this hat was purchased by/for her son (he of PC 480 fame) at an establishment called Duke's Clothing in Kanab, Utah.
And, just so there's no confusion, "Running A Muck" may be how they're spelling this hat style, but when one is referring to a sudden outburst of wilding and violent behavior it's "running amok."
Also learned with this hat entry? The fact that "amok" is actually a listed disorder listed in the DSM-IV.
PC 286: Sinamaybe
PC 186: Talking Turkey
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins
Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?