Friday, February 09, 2007
On the moors of Dallas.
This hat is a great Anglo-American hybrid hat. It's made of genuine Harris Tweed™ fabric from Scotland, with a GoreTex™ liner from the U.S.A., and sold by that Yankee outfitter, L.L. Bean™.
I don't wear it as often as I might for two reasons: Even with the GoreTex™ breathable membrane (or perhaps because of it), it tends to get a little too humid in milder weather (temperatures in the 50s, say), and although it's sized as a "large", it's a European large. Apparently, my head size is "giant" in Europe (actually XL, based on some other European hats I possess).
Today is a day for this hat. Slight mist, light wind, 38 degrees. Sure it's a little snug, but sic transit gloria.