Photograph: Hélène Rémond
Today, the 15 of May, it’s Straw Hat Day here in America. I have been looking forward to this day for weeks, but the forecast for southeastern Connecticut says scattered showers, so maybe I have to wait…. I bought my hat for the 2011 Henley Royal. This year the Regatta is on 3-7 July. I am sorry to say that it’s not on my summer schedule this year.
Here follows a little video clip from the famous hat shop Bates in London so you know how to fold your Panama hat when you travel (if you cannot wear it then):
For those of you who wonder: straw hats should not be worn after 15 September. If you do, bad things can happen…