Monday, June 02, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 372 - Power to the Peebles Edition

Day 372 / Hay 372: Gray plaid tweed flat cap with "Kangol" embroidered logo on wearer's left, just behind where the brim meets the crown. Additional detail includes silver lining with diamond shaped applique that reads "Kangol Heritage," and silver grosgrain sweatband.

Interior label reads: Kangol, designed in Great Britain," and fabrication tags reads: "Made, in Italy, large, Tweed Peebles Cap, contents 55% wool, 45% polyester, lining 100% polyester."

A loaner from the MRBOH, I was sure the "Peebles" part was a reference/homage to "New Jack City" director Mario Van Peebles. But a quick search of the interwebs quickly disabused me of that. Here's a description of the Tweed Peebles Cap from Kangol's site: "Peebles is the Scottish village where the Tweed industry began. The Tweed Peebles Cap is a classic flat cap shape worthy of the name. Tweeds and Tartans have always been integral to Kangol and our heritage."

 I swear that every time I put another hat up there I cram another bit of knowledge into the holding pen just below it!

Power to the Peebles!

PC 371: Salute to the Captain
PC 272: Mime in the Mirror
One Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

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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