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The pink hat is probably a disguised radio receiver. She's picking up all the latest celebrity gossip. And the share prices.
Well as you know I love hats, but the only headdress from the above that I would like is the Top hat! I did have one and sport it many a time years ago. It was a beautiful felt and my mother saw it in McBirneys on the Quays in Dublin (remember them?). She phoned me at work to say go try it on at lunchtime! I think I paid £2 for it!
The white veily-thing is the only intelligent wear in a hot climate - I hear that it was around 54 celcius in the middle-east today. (Coming soon to a venue near you).If we adopted such intelligent clothing here in Oz, or that traditionally used in hot climates such as Vietnam etc, we might not have the world's highest rate of skin cancer.
LOL! 3 out of the 4 are ridiculous. The midle-eastern headgear (can't remember the proper name for it) is at least practical. I remember a guy in our office, back in the UK, many years ago, acquired one such piece of headgear to wear at certain times in the summer when the blazing sun hit his desk (in a glassy tall building) at a certain time of day, at a certain time of year....before the days of air conditioning. ;-) We thought it creative and very sensible.
What is the obsession with humans and hats??? Love the photo! All 4 look utterly ridiculous, not because of the funny hats they are wearing but what the hats represent and how each and everyone of us interpret this fascinating head gear....humans are funny species!
I mean, like toddlers, we can all throw a hanky on our heads and call it a hat.It doesn't stop the ha-ha look-at-you factor one tiny bit though does it?I'm reminded of the nursery tale of the emperor and no clothes.But no one dares to laugh at these primping idiots....XOWWW
The hat that intrigues me most is the diagonal blue one worn by the woman in the right-hand corner. Even at a distance and out of focus, it seems to be interfering with her posture.
Stan:Yes, I had noticed that, as if it just landed from above with an enormous thud.And the fellow on the left looks oddly Dickensian - profile, hair length.XOWWW
I hope I'm not supposed to take it seriously, but think of it as totally whimsical and odd and fun. Not that I'd walk around with it. I'm not quite that desperate. But I suppose you can't show up with the same conventional hat all the time, although you could pick something more flattering.
Nora:I was imagining having a serious conversation with someone in a hat like that. One couldn't, I'd be falling about laughing, just focussing on their hat.XOWWW
It's merely one of the many ways our British landed gentry make fools of themselves.
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