Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 1 as a hat-person

So I spent much of the day with my hand gripping the hat, for fear that in a gust of wind, the thing would fall off on the very first day I wore it, which would be tragic. Jo found this amusing, so I now have an iPhoto album largely devoted to shots of me gripping my head, prompted by Jo saying, "Watch your hat!" I caught on eventually, but to err on the safe side, grabbed the top of my head at every opportunity:





Completing the hat experience: the 23rd Street R train station, which I had never before noticed is hat-themed:



5 comments:

Matt said...

The hat looks good, but wind can be a danger. I once borrowed a nice hat from my dissertation adviser only to have it blow off into the street. I had to dodge traffic to get it before it got ran over. I carried it the rest of the time for fear of losing it. Too bad a string under the chin, like on an old cow-boy hat, wasn't really an option.

PG said...

I don't know what men are supposed to do to keep hats on (perhaps this was part of the purpose of Mad Men-era hair product use -- to keep hats semi-glued to one's head?), but my understanding is that women are supposed to use hairpins.

Phoebe said...

Hairpins? Even if I could figure out how they'd fit onto a hat like this, which is doubtful, what would happen if I went inside and decided to take the hat off? I so did not know what I was getting into...

kei said...

I can't say I know much about how to keep hats from flying off (because most hats tend to be too small for me, haha), but maybe that's a sign that your hat can be fitted somehow. I bought a hat at JJ Hat Center (right by Empire State building) and they added some thingamjig to make the hat feel tighter on my head (I had the fear of hat falling or flying off).

In addition to a good hat (especially for the coming warmer weather), I see awesome starry leggings, too! Keep the photos coming!

Phoebe said...

Kei,

I usually find hats way too small as well, but this one came in two sizes, one of which was tiny and the other of which fits comfortably but makes me worry when there's a gust of wind. I may need to investigate the thingamjig, or just wait for less windy weather.

The leggings are kind of the highlight of my wardrobe. Other photos would probably be of them as well, but we'll see.