Yes, they do have some nice hats in the Mall of America:
The hat in its natural environment, in situ, fulfilling it final cause, and all that. This is the first and, one can only hope, the last selfie and picture of me to besmirch this blog.
It is a nice hat. Not too tall (an issue with others) and fit very nicely (a problem with shorter hats and my head, evidently). Neutral grey, the band is nice but unobtrusive. The only problem with it so far: I’m getting a serious ‘I need a new sports coat, and a maybe new suit’ jones, because of how good they’d look with the hat.
I’m a guy, so fashion rates just below toenail care on my to-do list, and my toenails are an embarrassment. Twice I have noticed men’s fashion, both times in movies – the first classroom scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark – Indiana Jones looked *sharp* – and in The Untouchables:
Those are some nattily attired thugs. Capone’s overcoat is awesome. I mourn – briefly – that I don’t live anywhere an overcoat will ever be required.
The US Treasury Department must have given out some seriously excessive clothing allowances: (1)
And, of course, it’s nice hats all around.
My hat situation is now satisfactorily resolved: floppy wide-brimmed washable work hat for the yard, vaguely safari-style hat for walks, and a lovely grey felt fedora for more formal occasions, if any.
The world, however, remains a mess. I picked up this free t-shirt today:
Seriously doubt I’ll ever wear it, but it’s hard not to sympathize with the sentiment.
Thus ends what I intend to be my last post on clothing, ever, to go with my one post on sports and cats into blog oblivion.
- Google reveals that there is apparently some controversy over the suits – Armani supplied some, but mostly they were authentic ’30s suits or replicas thereof. Elliot Ness didn’t really have to buy Armani suits on a government salary.