I think men should wear hats more often.
I found this Flickr site with Pemberton Festival photos. This shot of Gordon Downie is perfect.
I just need to clarify one thing though. I'm waaaaay too old to have gone to the Pemby Festival. Yeah I know a bunch of cool bands were just an hour and a half a way from my front door in the gorgeous Pemberton Valley, but I don't even have the desire to do such a three-day trek. Camping, hoards of 20-year-old Facebook-addict-Jagermeister-drinkin (out of a DOT skull cap), and standing in line to use a public Johnny-On-The-Spot. I don't think so.
But it is terribly true that I would have had a real bad case of boy-craziness in seeing the man above, Gord Downie of The Hip and this man:
But I have to say, Gord is really my favorite. He knows how to wear a hat and cut his facial hair. Those are two talents I really appreciate. Oh yeah, that and really stylin foot wear. Men rarely get that right. If you're a guy and you have Birkenstocks or Crocs hanging in a shoe-tree in your closet - then just go ahead and kill yourself right now. There's really no point in waiting until you're sporting white polyester slacks that come up to your breast-bone. Really. I mean it. That's dreadful.
Please ask yourself "What Would Gordon Do?" I'd bet my mom to the Arabs he wouldn't put that footwear on. He's wearin Dayton's baby.
So here it is: Hat yes, Crocs No. Toque yes, Birkenstocks No. It's really quite simple.
Please - Ash & Dan- I'm going to need you to chime in on this fashion sos. Hats? Oui? Birkenstocks - Definitely No.