Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Streets of my City.

Loden green wool fedora. Water repellant. This is a great hat for snowy, sleeting days.

These are the kinds of days that scare most folks off the roads AFTER the danger has passed. I am walking down the middle of a street in downtown Dallas at lunchtime.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


One of my favorite hats, this is a felt "driving cap" that imparts a sort of British charm to this Texan of German/Scottish descent. This particular cap was made by Pendleton Woolen Mills of Portland, Oregon. I love the mossy-green color. Works great on a snowny/sleeting day in North Texas.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Summer in Winter.

This is my Timberland™, GoreTex™ lined, leather ball cap. I can wear this in Texas two or three days a year. Today's weather forecast is 32º, with rain, turning to sleet.

Today is just the type of day I can wear this hat.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Slick Mikey.

It's raining today. It rained all night. God is good (all the time).

This bucket-hat is 100% cotton, impregnated with oil to make it water-proof, yet breathe-able. I believe it to be the only thing I own (other than some wine) that was made in Australia.

It matches my English oil-cloth coat. The ensemble is very Anglophilic (which I am). Also very non-synthetic, which I like (like the Impaler Spruce Christmas tree behind me).

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Greening of the New Year

This is really nice, olive-drab, ball cap from Weatherproof™. It's made with a microfibre shell (very soft to the touch), and lined with black microfleece. very warm to the skull.

The pin on the crown is a brotherhood of Saint Andrew's pin. The X represents the way Andrew was crucified at his martyrdom. You see the same X in the Scottish national flag, as St. Andrew in Scotland's patron saint. It also shows up in the british Union Jack, where St. George's and St. Andrew's crosses are superimposed upon each other, signifying the unification of England and Scotland.

The Confederate battle flag also bore St. Andrew's cross. A common trait for the losers of civil wars?