This here is my cowboy hat. It’s not leather, and it’s not even real suede, but I love it. While at the Pahiyas festival in Lucban, Quezon back in mid-May 2005, I saw farmers and cowboys wearing old, worn-out hats like this one, and I knew then that it was the predestined time for me to finally have a cowboy hat. I found a store by the street carrying it in blue, black and brown. Bought this one for 250 pesos, and never regretted it. Not that it wasn’t a bargain to begin with. I had too much of a hard time hiding my giddy face, so I didn’t bother asking for a discount.
I’ve used this hat for costume parties, for trips under the sun, and for no reason whatsoever while working at home. I’m pretty sure I wore it at least once while dueling with my thesis.
About the photo
I discovered that my dresser light provides great lighting. Karess kept the room lights off to get a dramatic effect. Nice one, roommie.
Title taken from “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by the Gershwins (and Fred Astaire)