Monday, February 10, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 260 - We Ballin' Edition

Day 260 / Hat 260: White knit cap with the words: "Ballin, Paris" in black embroidery. Interior tag reads:
"BLTEE, Brian Lichtenberg," on one side and "100% acrylic, made in USA" on the other.

This hat was loaned to Project Cubbins by none other than the designer himself after were jawboning about the Ain't Ain't Laurent hat (PC 256) at his New York Fashion Week presentation last night (it was a motocross-grunge inspiration).

The "Ballin, Paris" logo, just in case you're not up on your luxury brnads, is a parody of the Balmain logo

So there you have it. I'm totally ballin' in the Big Apple. Oh wait, you think you know what ballin' means but you're not quite sure, right? According to various (and totally reliable) on-line slang dictionaries, "ballin'" refers to either 1) playing basketball, or 2) living a life of affluence and wealth (see also "makin' it rain.")

Wear ironic hats much?

A sincere tip of the parody lid to Brian Lichtenberg for his gracious contribution to the Project.

PC 259: Sock it to Monkey
PC 258: Buttoned-Up Brainpan
PC 257: Pink Nepalese Mohawk

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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