Friday, October 11, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 138 - Mountains on my Mind Edition

Day 138 / Hat 138:  Blue, baseball-style cap with mountain vista sublimation print on front panel and bill, navy blue back panels and leather details under bill and on adjustable strap in back. Embroidery on the back of the hat reads: "The Great Escape."

This hat, dubbed "Blue Mountains" is from L.A.-based  brand Brokn Legend's "The Great Escape" collection (others in the collection include "Green Forest" and "Red Rocks"). My compatriot Ingrid Schmidt recently brought the label to my attention, and I'm glad she did. I mean, what's not to like about a company with a philosophy like this: "At Brokn Legend we believe that a hat is more to a man than a simple accessory. It is a companion on his journey." 

As a boy from the Green Mountain State you might think the mountain range would remind me of  the Green Mountain range that runs pretty much down the middle of the state (which is why it's often referred to as the backbone of Vermont). But it actually doesn't -- the Green Mountains, at least down in the banana belt of the state where I grew up, were a much milder, worn down bunch. If I'm not mistaken these are some serious western U.S. mountains.

What the hat does remind me of  is the Great Escape theme park near Lake George, New York, where we used to go back when it was still a Mother Goose themed amusement park called Storytown U.S.A. (Which happened to be next door to a now-defunct old-timey them park called Gaslight Village with catchy ear-worming radio ads that ran something like this: "Gaslight Village - yesterday's fun today! Vo-dee-oh-doh, vo-dee-oh-doh, vo-dee-oh-doh-doh-doh!)

So today's double tip o' that hat goes to first to the hat-loving Brokn Legend bunch and second to Ingrid Schmidt for her mad hat-wrangling skillz.

PC 137: "Irish Raincoat" Edition
PC 58: I Took a Viking to You
PC 8: Knit Kangol cap

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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