Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 436 -- Cutout Cap Edition (AKA the Not-Visor)

Day 436 / Hat 436: Black, baseball-style cap with cutut bill and white "EG" embroidery on front (the "g" is lowercase if that helps). Interior sweatband printed with "Eric Glennie" in white. Interior label reads: "Eric Glennie Apparel Designs, U.S. Patented Visor, Patent #D583,536, made in China."

Here's a little (verbatim) blurb about the hat from Glennie's own website

"The Revolutionary, Never-seen before, Aerodynamic baseball hat is currently out of stock. Sorry! The air flows through the visor of the hat so the baseball hat will stay on the head longer than traditional baseball hats. This revolution in sportswear allows the rider, biker, skater, skiier to ride and play longer as the wind blows through the baseball hat visor. As we move through the wind, the airpressure ( airfoil) builds under the visor of a traditional baseball hat and the hat flies off the head. Not anymore, The airfoil is broken and the airpressure moves through the visor keeping the hat on your head at higher speeds of play. Baseball hats are not just for blocking the sun, they are fashion statements."

This unique piece of headgear isn't Glennie's only foray into the fashion world, he's also the man behind the congruent necktie concept that I wrote about for the paper years ago.

PC 336: Eye Bucket
PC 36: Rockin' the Mawg
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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