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Bunnet, Newsboy, Ivy, Flat Cap

Bunnet, Newsboy, Ivy, Flat Cap

Bunnet, Newsboy, Ivy, Drivers, Flat, Cloth, Slummers, Toorie, Tam, Cheese Cutter and Duke Cap are all words to describe the type of hat I love best and am often known to wear. Bunnet being the Scoticsh word for the origin of the style and Duke being the name that I grew up with in the projects of Pittsburgh are all a style of cap dating back to the 14th century in Scotish Culture. In British popular culture, the bonnet known as a flat cap was and still is  typically associated with older working class men. Especially those in Northern England,West Country,Southern Italy , and France. The Bunnet Cap or the word Bunnet for centuries is the word that refers to a flat brimless cap for. Much more than a piece of headgear, the bunnet was, for a long time, a signifier of the working class social status. Now its worn by men and women as a fashionable accessory devoid of social class. Made in wool, tweed, cotton, acrylic, linen, woven or knit, six panel or seamless, solid or plaid, in any season a can’t have too many. I scour the depths of Century 21 in New York looking for this gold at the end of the rainbow. In an untouched lonely section of the store. I’ve never paid more than $20 dollars for hats that cost 4 times that and have a great history.

The Birthday outfit for drinks

The Birthday outfit for drinks

The Birthday outfit for drinks with a friend. It’s that shirt in the back of your closet that still has the tag on it. I wonder if I even own shirts that aren’t plaid. buckle plaid levis

I just came out to

I just came out to

I just came out to my big brother. It just happened. I don’t really remember a time that I was in but I think we all have that one family member. A three hour conversation full of tears on both ends. If you come from a large family you know there’s that one favorite that stayed in the small town. You know, that one that your lives are so different, you’re years apart, you live in NY, he couldn’t possibly… I felt like a child again. My coming out many years ago to the two people I was closest to caused nearly ten years of not speaking. The one person I thought wasn’t so savvy was actually the most and the one that probably would have been by my side every step of the way. This past year has been tough but I know it’s all been playing out as it should for a few big finishes at the end. I thought today was just going to be the worst. Today was my 42nd birthday and it was a beautiful day oversharing comingout betterlatethannever beard boots cowboyboots hairstylist colorist barber crochet

 

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