|the world really looked like this.
||[Jan. 21st, 2009|10:06 am]
It's hard to imagine. So different.
And if I have my way...it will again.
Let's do lunch sometime soon.
what happened to hat wearing??
People thought that Kennedy didn't wear a hat for his inauguration, so hats fell out of fashion instantly. In reality, he wore a stove pipe hat, as was the tradition, and he removed it to take the oath.
Wow. That's amazing.
Obama should have worn a hat yesterday.
"Hats are back thanks to Barack!"
did you see aretha franklin's hat? it was awesome!
A weekend or so ago, I purchased a fine fedora
and am wearing it on a regular basis in a non-hokey, non-ironic, non-retro basis. The trick is to find a hat that suits your climate and slightly
adjust the rest of your wardrobe to fit so you're not a total anachronism. Since I'm in snow country again and I'm wearing button-down shirts with slacks at work, I've switched out the Columbia parka for a more subdued wool coat which works well with the fedora. And seriously, you can't beat the earflaps - they are super functional in these snowy climes.
Downside: my dad mistook me for a rabbi...
i think it's interesting to look at pictures of people several generations back, like here. in general, it seems like the increased prevalence of marriages between nationalities/ethnicities has made people look less distinct from one another.
maybe that's all in my head, but it seems like the difference in the sharpness of features from person to person in the US is less severe now...we all look a lot more alike than we did then.
I really like how everyone is running around in the street. I feel like that doesn't happen anymore. People are either going somewhere or waiting for something. I often wish my neighborhood was filled with folks just hanging out in the middle of sidewalk or grass. Everyone is inside on their livejournals....oops