I've long been a hat guy. My aunts used to chide me during my misspent youth to give up on the hats. "It will make you bald", they said. So by age 10 I was warned off one thing would make me bald, another would make me go blind. Today I wear glasses and am bald.
I wear all kinds of hats. My favorite are the geographically challenged Panama hats. I wait all year for summer so I can wear my Optimo with the Bentley Drivers Club hat band. I keep in a supply of each in case I lose one.
Winter its Irish walking hats, fisherman hats, flat caps, deerstalkers or occasionally a Coke.
As much as I enjoy hats, all my life I have had mixed feelings about skimmers, or if you prefer boaters.
Every year about this time come the ads showing boaters and seersucker suits. Skimmers and linen, boaters and...
I just can't wrap my head around it. Somehow to my eye they appear like they are trying too hard. As I write this I've got a Don Ameche movie on in the background. He looks pretty dapper in his, but that was 70 years ago.
I've been ably warned off items I can't wear with aplomb. As much as I want to, as much as I may enjoy buying one, I just can't wanna wear one.
Have a great weekend friends, I'll be back Tuesday.