Men Man With Hats
There Are No Pictures Of Michael Doing the Safety Dance
Back when I was younger, Mom used to say I was a “man of many hats”. She didn’t mean it literally.
She didn’t mean it literally, although I do have an admitted penchant for wearing hats. Instead, she meant that I had a lot of different titles and duties. I was Chief of Staff, Campaign Manager, Press Secretary, community organizer, political activist, and I held an elected position within the Democratic Party.
I don’t have the responsibilities I used to carry. I walked away from that rat race. Thankfully.
But, as I mentioned, I do have a penchant these days for wearing stylish hats. It’s become part of my “look”.
hats make the man?
I don’t believe that ‘hats make the man’ any more than the old adage that ‘clothes make the man’.
Hat’s and clothes are really about first impressions. They are about image.
Those are attributes that matter to an extent, but they are also quite shallow approximations of our depth as individuals.
I never liked ‘dressing up’. I associated it with being put into uncomfortable clothes for the ubiquitous church visits on Sunday.
At least I felt that way until I discovered kink and cosplay.
However, if your hats can become a statement of personal style, as they have for me, then why not?
hats do serve a purpose
I’ve never been terribly secure about my looks. So, wearing a hat as part of my personal style helps me feel more confident. I’ve been told many times that I look good in hats, that they suit me well.
And, it doesn’t hurt that hats cover the area on top of my head where my hair has become thinner with age. I look younger and better in a nice chapeau. I feel better with a lid covering my head.