Oh they look fine worn with an odd jacket, as worn by the late Richard Merkin in the photo, but I cannot bring myself to appreciate sunglasses with a suit. Call me eccentric, and plenty of people have, but to me the combination is just a little too close to Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black.
Now there are problems with hats, principally where to put them when they are not on the head but also extending to aesthetic concerns like hat hair. Indeed, I am quick to leave my hat at home when the sun is behind a cloud, but when it is shining I like to shade my eyes with a hat.
I am reminded of this today because the sun is out for the first time in what must be a week, and I will be driving with the top open. To my mind, an open car is the ideal place for hat wearing. One's hair is going to be rumpled anyway and the hat can be left on the seat when the journey is over (although care must be taken not to sit on it when one returns to the car after dark). Today seems like a good day for the black homburg.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Photo: Optimo Hat Co