Monday, October 17, 2016

Post Cubbins: Hat 521: How do You Like Meow? Edition

Black, 100% acrylic knit cap with white all-caps embroidery that reads: "Féline" on one line and "Meow" on the other.  Interior tag gives the country of manufacture as China and interior label (which says "made in U.S.A." - we assume that's essentially a result of putting the embroidery on the finished cap stateside) says "BLTEE Brian Lichtenberg."

This knit cap was purloined from the Bride this morning as it's a rare rainy Los Angeles Monday and the old noggin needed some insulation. And, in case you're not fluent in fashion, it's meant to be a parody reference to the Céline luxury label.

This isn't the first time we've featured one of Lichtenberg's fashion parody pieces in the Project, a white version of the cap (riffing on Balmain) appeared as Hat 260 and a parody of his parody pieces clocked in at Hat 256.

Hat 520: A Dot Dam
Hat 519: Don't tronc me Bro
Hat 260: We Ballin'

Q: OK, fun hat. But what is -- or was -- Project Cubbins, exactly?

A: Project Cubbins started as one man’s attempt to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," during its 75th anniversary year in 2013. It documented the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days with no do-aheads, no banking of hats and no retroactive entries. Hat One was posted on May 27, 2013, and Hat 500 was posted on October 8, 2014.

While headgear is no longer posted on a daily basis, the occasional cap, hat or bonnet – if deemed worthy and non-duplicative – is sported here for the amusement of all.