My hall closet is a pile of chapeaus. There is one — or more — for every occasion.
By Chris Cohan
My hall closet is a pile of chapeaus. There is one — or more — for every occasion. I love wearing them around town, at parties, at the beach, and out walking.
However, I never wear one inside. My mother taught me well. Who are these fellas that disregard all tenets of decorum, donning baseball caps (which I am not sure rise to the level of hat) inside and even in restaurants?
I always wear a hat when gardening and you should, too. It is important to wear a wide- brimmed one to protect your face, neck, ears, and head, especially if you are follicle-challenged.
Most garden and sun hats are made from cotton, but those made from raffia, hemp, or straw are often more stylish.
Then again, why not be stylish in the cool weather as well and wear a
wool beret or News Boy. Let’s not forget the classic Panama for the overseer in you.
Inexpensive sun hats and sun visors, including the cowboy-style variety, can be found in discount or drugstores this time of year. Grab two; that way you will have no excuse about wearing one.
Wearing a hat will allow you to withstand the outdoors longer and offer you more time to garden. Of course, when you retire for the day and wend your way inside, make your mother happy and remove your hat.