Sunday, November 30, 2014

Das ist ein interessanter hut!

On our recent trip to New Braunfels for Wurstfest, we visited Naegelin's Bakery for a cream horn. They had this ball-cap in the same Game Guard West Texas hunter's camo as the Cooper's BBQ cap I recently featured. This one doesn't have a mesh back, and isn't 'distressed'. I like it a lot.

I also like Naegelin's Bakery a lot, too... mainly because they are the oldest bakery in Texas (since 1868).

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


It's the first cold day of the season. Whereas I usually wear a hat to prevent a sunburned scalp and possible skin cancer, this kind of weather requires a hat of some sort to prevent brain freeze.

This new one is a cotton cap made in Bangladesh. Comfy, unstructured, and basic-black stylish, this is a suitable cap for any occasion... especially for forays into Austin to remind them that the town sucks at jazz.

You can have one too for only $10 a month! Plus, you get to support one of the best jazz radio stations in the land, Trinity University's KRTU (San Antonio).

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Smokin' Hot Pop

The temperature was 105F today. An appropriate hat is the 'trucker' hat I picked up in Llano at the first of the month. I don't usually like these mesh-back style hats, but this one had four things that won me over:
  1. Texas-themed camo, featuring live oak and prickly pear cactus.
  2. The mesh in the back of the cap is soft to the touch, unlike all the previous trucker caps I've tried.
  3. The cap is well ventilated (due to the mesh).
  4. It promotes Coopers Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que.
Yee-hah, pardner!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Straw Man Cowboy Hat

Nothing is quite as iconic as a straw cowboy hat in black & white. The ventilation works. Those are the Mexican Chisos hills behind me, rising above the Rio Grande at my back.

The hat is Bangora paper-straw, made in the U.S.A. by Beaver Hats ("Since 1860").

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.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Keep calm.

New hats ("The Early Spring Collection!") will be arriving soon.