I stopped by Mystic on Monday to buy a new hat. The old one was seriously rasty and getting to be more and more trouble to keep repairing.
Stopped in that gift store and asked the clerk, "Have you still the hats like this one? She looked at the adornment on my head and said, "Certainly not."
Fortunatly, I looked for myself and found lots of nice new Quaker Marine "Transatlantic Roll-Up Yacht Caps" - Union Made in the USA. Just that when new the bill is blue and it would take a discerning eye to see the blue in my old cap.
Made my usual modifications - working chin strap, quoit to hold the top's shape and the peace symbol that's replaced the last of the old sov hammer and cyckle pin I had from a visit to the Evil Empire back in the early '70s.
Nothing makes a fellow feel perky like a new hat and a freshly trimmed beard.
[ 10-14-2004, 10:22 AM: Message edited by: Ian McColgin ]