Didn’t our grandparents wear hats on the daily? Why don’t people wear hats anymore? Not the big fedora types that are popular now, but lovely, lady-like hats. I guess that goes for men as well. I have an image in my head of man from the ’50’s walking out the door as he puts his hat on. This particular hat is my grandma’s and I think one of my favorites (I am lucky enough to have quite a few of hers). The color is gorgeous, and the little detail of the braiding and the bobble sticking out makes it all at once quite proper and quite fun.
I wore it walking around the streets of Paris yesterday, in search of a coffee shop, and got a number of quizzical stares. I am resigned to the fact that I must look odd to Parisians (or very American), as these stares, or questioning-screwed up face expressions, occur whenever I wear something outside the Parisian uniform. However, those looks will not stop me :) nor my search for a proper coffee house! Does anyone know of one?