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Texaco Fire Chief Speaker Hat







I don't think the gal in the third video is wearing one....

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Toys, Headgear, 1960's

Inflatable Umbrella Hat, 1951

As soon as it starts raining, wouldn't the lack of spokes on this thing cause it to wrap around the wearer's head like a wet plastic bag, smothering them?


"Rain Bonnet, Los Angeles, is making an inflatable hat-umbrella of Vinylite plastic. Blowing into a small valve inflates the hat's tubular brim to the size of a woman's umbrella. When deflated the entire unit fits into a Vinylite envelope the size of a cigarette pack."
Newsweek - Aug 27, 1951
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 04, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Inventions, Headgear, 1950's

Baseball caps as weapons

Baseball caps may not seem like dangerous weapons, but several caps are available for purchase that advertise their potential for combat.

The BudK Night Watchman Sap Cap Extreme contains "a pocket of unique impact material that is 100% the density of lead and which is sewn into the cap." So you take off the cap and smash someone over the head with it.


The FAB DEFENSE "GOTCHA" Cap has a ninja weapon hidden inside it so that you will "never be caught empty handed."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 29, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Headgear, Weapons

Bulgarian goat people

No, these pictures don't show Sasquatches. They show people participating in the Bulgarian Kukeri ritual, meant to scare evil spirits away from villages. Though if I saw someone dressed up like this wandering through a forest, I might think it was Sasquatch.

The Blood and Oats blog explains:

Young people (traditionally only men, but now of both sexes) dress up in elaborate, animalistic and celebratory costumes, usually made of goat skin in some way representing the goat. At the culmination of the festival, a kukeri is strapped to a plough, 'dies', and then sprinkled with seeds and is 'reborn'. His goatskin costume is then buried in seven different fields.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 01, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Ceremonies, Headgear

Magnet Hat

Failed Kickstarter: Looks like only 3 people thought this guy's "magnet hat" was a good idea. Product page.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jul 26, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Headgear

Headwear of the future

Not sure if it should be categorized as a hat or a face mask. Created by British designer Ana Rajcevic. [via RocketNews24]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Feb 22, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Headgear

Styling on the slopes


Ski mask by Emilio Pucci. From Life - Dec 7, 1962.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 19, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1960's

The Ammunition Hat

Practical and stylish!


From: Modern Mechanics, Apr 1932
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Oct 17, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1930's

Anti-Cheating Hats

What desperate Chinese teachers are resorting to nowadays. The hats would also make a great fashion statement outside school. [via ryot.org]



And here's what seems to be an American version of these hats (though the picture looks a little photoshopped):

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Aug 26, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Education, Headgear

Bird Hat, part 2


Pictures recently taken at a Starbucks in Santa Monica showing a woman wearing a birdhouse hat have been circulating around the internet. As usual, WU is ahead of the curve on such things, since we've already posted about the 1968 predecessor of her hat. Though we'll need a few more sightings of birdhouse hats before we declare them officially "no longer weird."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 25, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Headgear
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