Sunday, July 19, 2009

Invasion of the Straw Fedora

"There's no way of escaping the revival of the Panama hat" - a dire warning from Bill Cunningham's "On the Street" in the New York Times.

Laura, Michelle, and Megan straw hatted on

I'm always suspicious of trends so popular street vendors are hawking them for $20 bucks and they bob up-and-down on the dense rivers of people flooding downtown sidewalks like detritus from a lumber mill. There are people who wear and have always worn these hats as part of their general personality and it fits their attire and their character seamlessly. And then there is the cheap accessory thrown thoughtlessly on top of the head, snatched up to conform to the trend. These people look like they picked up the hat at a child's birthday party and forgot to take it off when they left. Straw burns. If I haven't convinced you... maybe Adrien Brody will:

1 comment:

  1. Adrien Brody as the scarecrow: "If I only had a brain"