Monday, April 11, 2016
Monday, April 04, 2016
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
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
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.
Monday, December 07, 2015
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.