Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 366 - Backward in a Hard Hat Edition

Day 366 / Hat 366: White plastic hard hat with a slightly pith-helmet-like silhouette that includes 1 1/2-inch brim all the way around, gray plastic and fabric interior head harness and an adjustable gray sizing knob emblazoned with the name Fibre-Metal. According to the brand's website (it's apparently a division of Honeywell), this is an E-1 Full Brim and I think the all-the-way-around brim is what gives this just a tad more flair.

Here's a little color from the product description:

"The exclusive smooth crown design contains a technically advanced suspension with eight load bearing points to stabilize and balance the hard hat during everyday wear. On impact, the SuperEight impact energy control system dissipates force by reducing it to smaller increments and spreading it over a greater area. Full brim adds an extra margin of protection from hazardous sun rays and hazardous substances falling onto the neck and shoulders."

I was all set to bag on the ridiculousness of putting the 1 1/2-inch in diameter knob in what's essentially the middle of the wearer's forehead. That was until I realized I had totally put the hat on backwards. But not wanting anything to impede my forward motion this morning I thought I'd use that photo anyway. (Yes, the helmet fits better the correct way, thanks for asking. And that big old knob makes cinching it to fit a cinch.)

Plucked for the Project from the MRBOH.

PC 365: News Flash! A Year of Hats
PC 364: Lalaloopsy
PC 363: Adventure Time!

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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