friday night projectPosted: September 5, 2011
our friday nights are usually very exciting; alvin and i would hurdle the friday night traffic, veg out in front of the tv and watch whatever movie or reality show was showing on cable. we’re especially suckers for cooking shows and cooking show permutations and could watch one after the other for hours.
some friday nights, like this one just past, we push the level of excitement even further.
while we were in vietnam, alvin, who has a budding hat addiction, insisted on buying himself a fedora off of a street vendor. the hat itself was beautiful; made of evenly-stitched strips of some kind of natural fiber and light milky brown in color. circling the base of the fedora’s crown was a faux leather band.
the band looked okay from afar, but i kept wanting to pick it apart whenever i got within a foot of it; there was no hiding its fauxness if you were that close.
i brooded and schemed and plotted. finally the idea came: replace the band with fabric from an old tie! easy, cheap and funky!
and so last friday night, alvin and i sacrificed the cooking shows, buckled down and spent a few hours transforming his fedora.