Thank you, thank you. I was just thinking to myself 'I wonder when that article is running' and opened DavesGarden and there it was! I'd like to introduce required hat-wearing into say, going to kids soccer games or going to the grocery store. Whaddya think, Gwen? At least the symphony, funerals and weddings? Gardeners shouldn't be the only people left wearing hats in the summer!
Sadly, I am not one of those individuals who can carry off a hat. I've been trying and failing ever since my college days when we all wanted to look like Ally MacGraw in that cute little cloche in "Love Story". The only time I wear a hat is when I am heading to the garden, upon which my husband invariably remarks, "You're not going out like that, are you?" Sigh.
lol I can do a sun hat. I bought a few vintage things with netting from eBay and got a similar response from my husband.
One of my daughter-in-laws (the LAST place she would look is a garden site, fear not) goes to the Kentucky Derby every year. She buys a ridiculous hat, then a dress, then sandals (and to me on FaceBook they looked just like flip-flops). Isn't the dress supposed to come first, then the hat matches the dress? And she has no interest in the horses, it's just for the exercise of purchasing these items and then posting them on FB...? Maybe she experiences joy wearing a hat. I would.
Fun article, Carrie.
When I was a child, my mother’s usual solution for my fine, fly-away hair and my widow’s peak was a braid and a hat. I keep my hairline waxed straight these days, but the experience left me with an addiction to hats. :-)
I admire Prince Charles. His book, “The Elements of Organic Gardening” is definitely worth reading. k*
I'm sure people would be 'fascinated' if I sported a fancy little hat here...that one style things that just doesn't translate! You can hardly get us to wear a hat or hood in the rain or cold. The movie THe Kings Speech prompted me to remember that my dad used to wear a mens dress hat into the 60's, at times.
My dad, no, he was a professional rebel. But my grandfathers and grandmothers, all of them, wore hats to church and to weddings and funerals. And gloves, at least for the ladies. I cannot remember my grandfathers that well; the last of them died in 1980, and I do think they took off their hats in church, as men.
But Sally, I would LOVE to see a snap of you in a fascinator! I do wear JackieO sunglasses and scarves and gloves (because my hands are always cold) in social situations, other than gardening I mean. BIG hats. Sometimes tie a scarf around the hat just to drive DH crazy. He has no desire to be seen with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or Princess Di or anyone other than DW. Not even Camilla who is Duchess of somewhere else. Just humble wife. Ahem.
Love it! We just got married here in the garden. On the invite, we put, "Garden Attire". Well, let me just tell you! Only one wore a hat (and a lovely one with big black sequins to boot). None of the men wore morning suits (tho I confess the ceremony wasn't actually until 2 pm). And then there was the groom's uncle, decked out in a Hawaiian shirt with rainbow socks paired with sandals. Oh well. We may not dress as well as the Brits, but I daresay we have more fun! Some pix of our fancy (not!) event here: http://brokenbarn.blogspot.com/search/label/hitched. Oh, and I DID wrap my bouquet in an antique lace hanky with lily-of-the-valley on it- loved Kate's choice for her bouquet!