Last week, The Captain at To Baldly Go
posted about his new flat cap and how it's the only kind of hat that looks good on him. I empathize with his post a great deal because I too look terrible
in hats. Except for flat caps and fedoras -- those styles I can absolutely rock!
Yes, I know they're both technically men's
hats. What can I say?
All this started me off down memory lane
back to the days when I used to wear a grey tweed flat cap all the time. It was the late 1970s and I was a young student at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Along with this cap, I always wore my union label, Canadian made GWG blue jeans
. Alas, my butt never looked quite
so good in them as this --
My hiking boots were one-size-too-small cast-offs from my sister --
And I paid the inordinate
price of $15 to buy a green army satchel from Army & Navy Surplus in which to carry my books. In those days, this was the absolutely must-have accessory
for cool university students. It was the only time in my life that I was up-to-date with a fashion trend, LOL!
I got an old brown work shirt with long sleeves from my Dad . . .
. . . which I wore unbuttoned over a t-shirt with this logo
on it (except the beaver was dressed like a Mountie). Hmmmm, "Beaver Patrol" -- too subtle?
Yes, I was a walking, talking, Baby Dyke stereotype
, but I'll have you know I never wore plaid!
By gawd, I had my standards.