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The History Of The Hat, Part 1

Lily Ladewig

But what comfort is there in a hat?
Historically, a knight’s helmet
was trimmed with a feather, which was a gift
from his wife or girlfriend. The red of it popping
out against the gray. It’s about seeing yourself
out there in the world, knowing you tuck into
someone’s brim like an ice cube in a tray.

Lily Ladewig

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