It’s DC Hat Time!

When I lived in Russia, I learned that if it’s cold enough to see your breath, or ice crystals form on your eyelashes, its time to wear a hat. This rule was strictly enforced by babushkas, Russian grandmothers, who would beat you about the head, face, neck, and chest with 20kg bags of potatoes and cabbage, screaming “We respect the winter here!” if they saw you go out hatless on a cold winters’ day.

Here you know its time when Tom makes two posts in one week about the temp drop, here and here. I know, for I saw my breath this morning and on went the hat. Yep, I still wear a hat in winter, and think its about time for you to wear one too.

Oh and not punk ass baseball or trucker hats, but full on wool or leather hats. You’d be surprised how many places sell good hats and how hot a man can be wearing one. Just check out Brad here to the right. The past two years, I’ve raided the Filene’s Basement at 14th and E for good toppery. Hects has a decent selection, and the shops around Friendship Heights Metro, both cheap and cashola, give great variety.

So embrace your inner real man, be not Kennedy on his Inauguration Day, be smart, be cool, be warm – wear a hat!

5 Comments so far

  1. WFY (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 11:01 am

    Anybody know of any other hat stores in the area? I am still mourning the loss of the Old Town Hats in the Belfry.


  2. Stacey (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 1:28 pm

    I heart hats. As I’ve ridiculously stated way too many times on this blog, I’m a Detroiter and we know cold. It’s not even as cold there as it is in Norther Michigan where it is REALLY cold. There are hats everywhere, although I admit I don’t know any hat-only stores. But – I am picky about my hat/scarf/mitten matching sets – go to Target for a good deal or if you want several to rotate with – cheap and still keep ya warm.

    I’ll take this weather over my typical 4, 5, and 10 degree MI January weather any day:)…


  3. Jenn L (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 1:41 pm

    WFY, there’s a Proper Topper in Dupont at 1350 Connecticut, and another one in Georgetown at 3213 P. There’s also The Hattery in the Georgetown Park Mall. They all usually have a good selection of snuggly yet stylish hats. Also the Filene’s Basements downtown and lower Dupont are usually good for hats/scarves/gloves…


  4. WFY (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 2:04 pm

    Thanks, Jenn, I will check those places out soon.


  5. WFY (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 9:01 am

    I talked to Hats in the Belfry in Annapolis. They said that they are trying to find another Old Town location.



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