Friday, October 04, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 131 - Black, Hairy Beret Edition

Day 131 / Hat 131: Black 10% acrylic, 90% wool beret with white embroidery that reads: "Oui Oui Paris" and red embroidery detail of two hearts (in place of the dots in the letter "i") and a red handlebar mustache on the letter "O" in the second "Oui" (which, to make things completely meta, is wearing a white embroidered beret of its own).

The Bride, who just returned from the Paris ready-to-wear shows yesterday, thoughtfully brought this hat back from the City of Light. You might think it a stroke of pure luck that she was able to find a chapeau that combined the mission of Project Cubbins with my well-documented fascination with facial hair, but the Bride is an Olympic-level shopper whose retail skills should never be underestimated.

So today's tip o' the hat goes to the now-stateside Bride.

PC 130: Flair Hair
PC 129: Red Crusher
PC 128: Skywalker / Firefighter

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 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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