Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 430 - (American) 'Spies Like Us' Edition

Day 430 / Hat 430: Black, faux fur Russian trapper hat with rectangular black appliqué on front with "The Americans" in white embroidery --save the letter "C" which is a Communist-era hammer and sickle design in red embroidery) with the words "On Blu-ray™ & DVD, 2014 FOX All Rights Reserved" appearing below. Additional detail includes diamond-quilted interior lining -- also in black, and woven strings at the end of each ear flap.

Interior tag reads: "100% polyester, hand wash only" on one side and "Produced by RDP Creative UK, W1W 7DU, product #RDP 67667, made in China" on the other.

This hat was perched on the corner of my computer monitor when I arrived at the office this morning. I'm not yet sure who the hat fairy was in this particular instance, but it's pretty clear that it arrived at the office as part of a promotional push for DVD release of the FX television series "The Americans,"  which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Russian spies Elizabeth and Philip Jennings.

A hat-tip to the mystery donor.

PC 217: 'Spies Like Us'
PC 252: Glam White Trapper
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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