Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Recently we were in Key West and as I was walking around I noticed that lots of people were wearing hats. All styles of hats, men, women and children all shielding their heads from the Florida sun. Now obviously I have seen people wearing hats before, so why did I take notice and start photographing them??? Maybe because I seldom wear hats, one reason being that I take a size 7 3/4 to an 8 hat! So when I say I have a big head, I mean literally not figuratively. Although some would say of me literally and    figuratively, but I digress !!!
One of the first pictures of a hat appears in a Thebes tomb painting which shows a man wearing a coolie-style straw hat!! I did not see any coolie hats that day but I did see many other styles and naturally I started photographing them! 
So listen to Tom Jones sing a song about a hat and make it sexy and look at some of the hats I saw that day !!

 This first one might have been my favorite !!

 This gentleman was walking with a women I took to be his wife.  He was wearing "her" hat at least I think it was hers. No, I didn't ask!!

This gentleman was weaving these hats and selling them on the sidewalk !!

  I agree the hat is not what is really interesting about this women but she is wearing one. She was sitting in a bar at noon wearing the hat and those glasses maybe it was her birthday !! This scene was a little surreal, off to her left was an Elvis impersonator!!  Just so you all know I took this from outside looking in !!!

Then there are those that might want to think about wearing a hat !!


Jerly said...

Interesting collection of hats ;)
Thinking Space

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

As many hats as there are crazy, wonderful personalities in these marvelous photos! I do love hats and always have to wear one when going out in the sun - that and lots of sunscreen. :)
So enjoyed your sense of humor in your writing and your playfulness with the photos.

Rimly Bezbarua said...

I have never really worn a hat. Some of those hats were really beautiful but my favorite was the one that man was wearing, the same that he had woven.

Andy David said...

Hello Jim.
What an awesome array of hats and hat wearers! (LOL) I'm like you, I just don't wear hats, even in the cold of winter. Lovely shots as usual. Thanks for sharing & for the visit.

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Irene @ Inspiration From The Little Things said...

Wow, these are very interesting photos! I enjoyed looking at the hats! Great shots! :-)

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Loved them all, Jim but the pics I really found interesting were the freshly made hat and the birthday girl! Thanks for making me smile this evening ♥

melissa said...

Oooo I like that woven hat LOL. It's the first time I ever saw one :)

Oh and it's wonderful to see different kinds of hats. Some do look sexy with it. I guess esp. if it's a cowboy hat LOL!

Ahahaha...I enjoyed this marvelous post :D