Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Kind of Gondolier's Hat

photo by Bryan Kemper
The traditional gondolier's hat these days is a wide brimmed straw boater with a ribbon around the crown which trails off the back. 
Sadly, it seems like there are more gondoliers on the water without hats than with them.
A long time ago, the three pointed "tricorn" was seen on the heads of gondoliers - you'll still see them at costume balls and in hat shops. 
In winter I like to wear a black beret I got at the Bampa shop many years ago, but this guy's got a whole new take. 
The stripes match his shirt. 
It's almost a navy-and-white version of "Where's Waldo".

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