Saturday, June 28, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 398 Victory Presses Onward Edition

Day 398 / Hat 398: Blue and white painted canvas four-panel camper hat with 3-inch duck bill covered in blue rip-stop nylon with light blue contrast edging and under bill. Details include four black metal grommets on each side panel, adjustable nylon strap and a tag sewn on the back of the hat that reads: "Victory Press."

Interior tag reads: "Made in America, Knickerbocker MFG. Co." Victory Press is a year-old Brooklyn-based brand designed by Jennifer Humphrey and Jonathan Commisa.

This was snagged for the Project by the Bride from Wittmore, the UTB menswear shop at 8236 West 3rd Street. She also snapped this photo, which is why you can see not only both my hands but also my on-the-mend hoof to the far left of the photo. 

And just in case you were straining to read what's dry-erase-penned on the mirror, it's the following: 

"I thought it would be funny to send you to a silence retreat.

                                                           -- Booth to Adam"

I'd probably give her the hat tip (and an assist to Wittmore), but silence, as they say, is golden.

PC 298: Green Mountain Challenge
PC 198: Recalled Rykiel
A 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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