Friday, March 07, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 285 - Miles' Madrilenian Millinery Edition

Day 285 / Hat 285: Black, baseball-style cap with multi-color embroidered crest on front as well as a small rectangular metal plate just below and to the wearer's right of it engraved with (if memory serves me correctly), the words "Real Madrid."

Interior tag reads: "Producto oficial, Real Madrid," and there's a red-and-yellow-striped adjustable strap in the back with black woven detail that reads: "Real Madrid Club de Futbol."

Graciously loaned to the Project by Miles (center with mom, writer Melissa Magsaysay) whom, I believe, at 17 months of age becomes the youngest recipient of the hat-tip to date.

And this hat is the real deal - Miles' maternal grandparents actually picked it up in Madrid for him during a recent trip. According to his mom, Miles likes to get out there on the soccer field and mix it up a bit. 

Among the things I learned as a result of this post? That there's an entire Wikipedia page called "Adjectivals and demonyms for cities" laundry-listing things adjectives you might use to refer to things from certain cities (you don't think I came up with "Madrilenian" all by myself did you?) Oh, and that something from from Livorno, Italy, is, I kid you not "Leghornese."

 A sincere thanks to both for indulging me on my march to 500 hats! 

PC 284: Rebel Bucket

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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