Sunday, October 02, 2016

Get stuffed.

Cotton 'driving cap' from MINI USA Motoring Accessories. Unstructured, one-size fits all, elastic back, embroidered MINI logo.

I leave it in my car as an emergency cap, but I can also stuff it into my jacket pocket (or back pocket, or camera bag pocket). Not much else to say. Not much eye protection from the sun, but good scalp protection from the sunroof and cool air.

Cool air: coming soon to a sub-tropical region near me.

Monday, April 11, 2016

TR Negative.

Another Terlingua cap, specifically a Terlingua Racing Team cap.  Gold on black instead of the traditional black on gold.

I needed another cap.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Old soldiers never die. They fade into yard hats.

This is a hybrid hat. The leather band with pheasant feathers came off a 'lawn-deceased' Stetson straw I had many years ago (purchased at the flagship Neiman-Marcus store in downtown Dallas in the early 1990s). This hat came from REI. It's made of 'Toyo Straw', which isn't straw at all, but rolled paper.

I usually wear it backwards, so the torn brim is to the back. I'm cool that way.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

All hat, no cattle.

A Stetson 10X 'Rancher' straw with side vents. Like me, it was made in Texas by Texans.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Happy Anniversary! Remember the Alamo!

March 2nd, 2016: The 180th Anniversary of Texas' Declaration of Independence. The 30th Anniversary of P.M. and Linden's Declaration of Interdependence.

The cotton bucket hat displays the image of the Zavala Flag from the Texas War of Independence (although the flag design was white on a blue background). A white hat is much more functional in the sub-tropics than a royal blue one would be.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Monday, December 07, 2015

Me and Chester.

Here's a borrowed cap. It belongs to my wife, Linden. She got it when we were at Wurstfest in New Braunfels last month. It was the last one they had. None for me. Made in China, it's 70% wool and 30% nylon. It's an 'Official Oktoberfest' cap. I like it a lot. Loden green is my color.

Standing behind me is a bronze statue of Fleet Admiral Chester A. Nimitz, Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPac), for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II. He's wearing a nice cap, too.

The statue stands at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas (Nimitz's home town). Behind his statue is part of the old 'ship-like' Nimitz Hotel that belonged to his father.