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Regarding my hat - Dan the Serene
February 8th, 2008
09:33 pm


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Regarding my hat
Several people commented on the hat I wore in an earlier post. It is a Donegal tweed cap, and was made by Hanna Hats of Ireland. I have owned several over the years (unfortunately, I tend to lose hats that I wear on a regular basis). I like them because they are very comfortable, are low profile enough to not blow off, have a brim to keep my glasses dry and the sun out of my eyes, easily fold into a jacket pocket, and they are very effective for the majority of cold and/or wet winter days here in Virginia.

I had been wearing the same style from other manufactures for years. I still have the Russian one I got at the RAM store in Moscow, but the Hannas are my favorite. I got my first one at the Pentagon when Celtic Tides had a stand in the bazaar for christmas. I liked it so much that when I needed another I went to their store in Lexington, VA. Now I tend to road trip down that way once or twice a year, and if they have one in my size in a color I like, I buy it. They also ship, though I'm sure there are other places in the US that carry them.

My mother really likes it because she thinks it make me particularly Irish. Perhaps. Genetically I am almost completely Irish, though I have almost no Irish ethnic identity. I also look like a good Jewish boy when I wear a yalmulke, so there you are.

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Date:February 9th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Heee. I got my Hanna Hats cap at a little hat store on one of the Aran Islands :) Mine's patchwork though, very cheerful :) I love it.
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Date:February 9th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Cute female redheads look good in any of their caps, but patchwork ups the cute factor.
No cute factor applies to me, so I just wear the one-color one in blue or grey. My version of saucy is the herringbone rather than the plain tweed.
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