Saturday, March 29, 2014

Return engagement.

The Panama returns to the Williams Tavern in Washington, Arkansas (the Hillbilly Williamsburg).

Had the $4.49 Cheeseburger Plate Special (cheeseburger, fries, corn poppers, or twice-baked potatoes, iced tea). Good, too.

There was a painting of an early proprietor hanging over the fireplace. Comments were made.

Editor's Note: Well, it actually was a different Panama I wore here before.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Italian Job

Surely this has been featured before, but here it is again. It's a lambswool ball-cap made in Italy. Very soft, very comfortable, very handsome. I added a small badge/lapel pin, that I purchased at the Dallas Museum of Art, to the cap's front that reads,
miso·ne·ism : n. \ˌmis-ə-ˈnē-ˌiz-əm\  : a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change 
 Some think it fits me. The cap certainly does. 

P.S. This shot was taken this morning in the lobby of my local MINI dealership, waiting during my third visit for the same service issue.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Keep calm and wear a hat.

An unstructured 'ball-cap' sourced from the same online retailer as the previous cap, BBC America. Nice long visor for blocking the sun. Nice cotton material to allow some evaporative cooling. My Anglophilia is showing.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

An Anglo-Irish Tragedy: the Black Sheep

This is a black lambswool Donegal tweed cap made in County Tipperary, Ireland by John Hanly & Co. Ltd. I bought it at a deep, deep discount (75%) from BBC America, size XL (my usual Euro size, and often my USA hat size... I wear a 7-1/2 to 7-5/8 hat, 60-61 centimeters).

This hat was listed online as an XL. Inside the cap, it says; 7-5/8, 62, XL. It's a 62 centimeter, and just a tad too large for the pumpkin atop my neck stem. But I like it, it's soft and warm without being too heavy, and a needle and thread should take up the slack.