Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 471 -- Brooks Spooner Bucket Edition

Day 471 / Hat 471: Cotton bucket hat with white interior and blue and white aloha print exterior. Graciously loaned to the Project (but just for snapping purposes) by my source at Brooks Brothers. 

What makes this particular bucket so awesome -- besides the fact that it's part of a Spring/Summer 2015 Brooks Bros. collection that won't be out for about six months -- is that it's part of a collaboration with Hawaiian heritage brand Reyn Spooner, the maker of many of the aloha shirts that hang in my closet.

My sources tell me that this particular print is Spooner's classic "Lahaina Sailor," which the Reyn Spooner site describes as follows: 

"Lahaina Sailor is collected and worn proudly around the world.  Originally introduced in 1968, this design was inspired by the bandanas worn by sailors visiting the isles, and incorporates Hawaii's state flower (hibiscus), bird (nene), tree (kukui), and flag." 
 A sincere hat-tip to my haberdashery mole for the loan.

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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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