Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Post Cubbins 504: Eyes on my Money Edition

In the run-up to the Fourth of July weekend -- and no longer hobbled by the one-hat-a-day rule -- I decided to post two recent finds.

The one on the left is a top hat silhouette with allover U.S. currency print on the (presumably polyester) crown and a black faux fur brim. (Maker unknown but I think  it's from Elope.)

The one on the right is definitely an Elope lid, described at the fantastical headwear company's website as a "Monsters University" Mike Deluxe Hoodie. It's made of green polyester has two horns, one giant eyeball in the front and two 11-inch tassels.

These were both stealth-snapped at Hidden Treasures Vintage in Topanga Canyon during the goddaughter's whirlwind visit. I don't feel too bad about it though since both the goddaughter and the Bride walked away having made substantial purchases.

This isn't the first time one of the hats from Hidden Treasures' deep bench of headgear has been featured, either, by the way. PC 13 (way back in June 2013) was purchased there -- and photographed in the parking lot as I left.

PC 503: Poutine Pate
PC 481: Patience, Young Grasshopper
PC 175: Super Fly

Q: OK, fun hat but what is Project Cubbins, exactly?

A: Project Cubbins started as one man’s attempt to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," during its 75th anniversary year in 2013. It documented the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days with no do-aheads, no banking of hats and no retroactive entries. Hat One was posted on May 27, 2013, and Hat 500 was posted on October 8, 2014.

While headgear is no longer posted on a daily basis, the occasional cap, hat or bonnet – if deemed worthy and non-duplicative – is sported here for the amusement of all.

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