If you like filtered photographs, you'll love the The Rovinato Series. This photo is just one of the series.
...Actually, not really. In all honesty, I have a deep and abiding loathing of boats, mostly because they seem to have a habit of either breaking down/capsizing while I happen to be in them (with the exception of the Toronto Islands ferry; that one did stay afloat.) This wouldn't be a problem if I was anywhere near a competent swimmer, but seeing as I can barely dog-paddle, this basically adds up to me and dry land being total BFFs.
And yet, I love boater hats. Funny how that works out.
I particularly love the colored ones. Nothing against the undyed boaters, but the colored ones tend to have a little more zing to them, I think. And seeing as I don't like to make such statements without evidence to back it up, let's get to today's post, shall we?
Exhibit A is this lovely basic black straw boater, which is beautifully set off by a vintage multicolored grosgrain ribbon.
For Exhibit B, there's this sage woven straw boater from the 1960s. In my opinion, the things that really make it are the rust-and-olive ribbon and the rust-colored netting across the top.
As to why it's called an Election Day hat, I have no idea. Did people like to dress up to go to the polls back then or something?
Getting back on track, Exhibits C and D both come from the same shop, and I just couldn't choose between the two of them. Can you?
Do you prefer something in navy blue and a bit ruffly...
...Or perhaps something in a brown raffia with netting? You make the call.
And for my last exhibit, here's a sky-blue boater from the 1950s:
My closing argument? Colored boaters are rad, and you should totally give one a try sometime. As to whether that's out on the open water or not is entirely up to you.
See you next week!