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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