i've always been a lover of hats. starting in high school, i've been known for my winter hats. big, old, floppy, wooly hats. since college i've stuck with my big, oatmeal colored, wool winter hat with a huge pom-pom on it. it never fails to keep me warm and no one loses me in a crowd (to put it lightly). so on tuesday, when a co-worker got on the elevator and asked me if i had been near 19th street with a big hat on, i laughed and said - oh yes, my big hat with the pom-pom! he shook his head, said no, no - it was more like a sombrero.
oh yes. my new hat. we're still getting to know each other.
for awhile now i've wanted a hat with a wide brim. reminiscent of the 70's, the first time i saw someone wear one a couple of years ago i knew i had to have it. with most trends, like this one, i bided my time, making sure that feeling didn't fade. of course, i should have known - it's a hat, one of my favorite accessories, it's not gonna fade. i also convinced myself that the bonus of a hat like this is the protection your face gets from the sun (seriously though, that's a good bonus). so i decided to be on the lookout this winter for a good hat at a good price. on sunday i finally found one, and i wore it everywhere on monday. it was so new, i had forgotten i had been wearing it when my co-worker asked me about it. so i shook my head and said - no, don't think it was me in that sombrero. he and i decided i must have a twin somewhere in the city. yes - a secret twin, with one badass hat.
here are some other favorite variations on the hat i like so much, and...
here's my take on it (sombrero and all).