Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 219 - Winding Down (2013) with Washburn Edition

Day 219 / Hat 219: Brown, leather, stingy brim fedora (size large) with black and caramel patterned interior lining and matching hat band. Interior tag reads: "Goorin Bros., est. 1895."

It's a style called "Washburn," and here's the description of the hat from Goorin's website:

"Washburn is a signature Victor Reyes fedora from the XO Collection. This brown leather hat is accented by a custom woven fabric custom designed by Reyes for the XO line. Reyes is know for his bold use of organic pattern, meshed with hard edged line work."

This is the second of the hats I picked up at Goorin's sample sale in downtown L.A. a couple weeks back.(The first was Ms. Waldock's replacement hat, aka "PC 203: Trees on my Mind".)

I usually shy away from the stingy brim since my girth makes me feel like it's putting a party hat on a bowling pin, but the height of the crown on this here Washburn sort of compensates for it. 

VIDEO: Project Cubbins: The Road to 500

As this is the last installment of 2013, I feel obligated to offer a sincere tip of the hat to all those who generously donated their time, energy and much, much millinery to help make Project Cubbins a success. 
Your enthusiasm and support for my quest to don 500 pieces of headgear in 500 days has been truly amazing. 

Happy New Year!

PC 218: State Traditions
PC 217: 'Spies Like Us'
PC 216: Tschorn with Horns

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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