Monday, April 14, 2014

Project Cubbins: Dirty Devil / No Contest Edition

Day 323 / Hat 323: Hybrid trucker-meets-baseball style adjustable-size cap with ivory-colored mesh back and washed-down blue fabric front panel, bill and crown button. Additional detail includes white and blue embroidered applique patch of the Duke University Blue Devil mascot on front and blue "TW" logo on wearer's left (the same direction the devil is facing).

Interior tags read: "Top of the World,," and: "100% cotton, made in Bangladesh." SKU sticker under bill reads: "dirty meshroyal size adj," which is actually covering another SKU sticker that reads: "vintage mesh."

The Bride brought this hat back for the Project from her college reunion this past weekend (You may recall I borrowed another one of Duke lids for PC 238). And, unbeknownst to her, she may have brought back a bigger contribution than she knows.

While examining the hat, I came cross a separate hangtag (see at right) that contained the Top of the World stylized shield"Take a photo of this cap, post at, photos with most likes wins free hats." What the what?
logo along with the following words in tiny (and I mean really tiny) print:

I can't think of a better way to help push Project Cubbins toward hat 500 (which, need I point out, is only 177 hats away) than to "like" my way into a pile o' hats.

If you agree with me, let your thumbs do the talking -- I say we see if we can get Top of the World to help put Project Cubbins over the top!

In the meantime, today's hat-tip, with a double-down of future assists, goes to the Bride.

PC 322: By George
PC 321: T for Tiara

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 celebrated 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

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