Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 486 - Head Bangora Running Amok with Bone Beads Edition

Day 486 / Hat 486: Woven straw western-style hat with brown faux wear/weathered finish and faux leather hatband detail with X-stitching, bone beads and a metal, five-pointed star. Interior details include label, crown sticker and sweatband lining emblazoned with the words "Run A Muck collection."  Also on the crown sticker are the words: "Bullhide by Montecarlo Hat Co." Tag inside identifies the style as: "Desperado (Brown), Item 2709."

A quick search of the interwebs turns up a description that describes the fabrication as "bangora straw" - which totally makes this a head-bangora, right? (Don't groan, you knew I was headed there.)

Loaned to the Project by Anne Harnagel who tells me -- with unerring specificity -- that this hat was purchased by/for her son (he of PC 480 fame) at an establishment called Duke's Clothing in Kanab, Utah.

And, just so there's no confusion, "Running A Muck" may be how they're spelling this hat style, but when one is referring to a sudden outburst of wilding and violent behavior it's "running amok." 

Also learned with this hat entry? The fact that "amok" is actually a listed disorder listed in the DSM-IV.

PC 286: Sinamaybe
PC 186: Talking Turkey
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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