for MizQuickly at Impromptu

Green pudding basin (bad)
Dad’s airforce blue forage cap (worse)
then Navy blue felt (worst)
with straw cartwheel in summer (good)
Green beret (better)
Bareheaded (best)
My uniform hats as I progressed from infant to adult

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4 Responses to Uniform

  1. tialys says:

    We had to wear a navy blue velour hat to my grammar school in the first two years which I was actually quite proud of. It was the tradition for the older girls to squash in the brims of the new girls’ hats as they hung unattended on the pegs in the cloakroom. The school had just done away with the straw boater the year before I joined.
    Despite this promising beginning I have never really got along with hats although I really admire them on other people. I think the trick is to wear them with confidence.

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  2. julespaige says:

    You reminded me of the progression of caps and hats our youngest wore…
    All my guys though look a tad spiffy in their Dress Blues for Volunteer or Professional Fire Fighting. Though the Dress Blues only come out for weddings (good) and funerals…(not so good, but at least respectful, if sad).

    Thanks for your visit – The research on The Four Chaplin’s was really fascinating.

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  3. Misky says:

    I think my favourite is still a hooded jacket. I find that I wear hats more frequently nowadays. During the summer I get a banging headache if the sun beats down on me too long. A big floppy hat in the summer! Lovely poem, Viv. >

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