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Friday, March 9, 2012

Tête-à-Tête

Goorin Bros. Hat Shop on Colorado Blvd. in Old Town

"What do you think of the Homburg?"

"It makes you look old. Try the Porkpie."

"And?"

"Tip it back. That's nice. Very you. Okay, take a look at this. Can I get away with a Gaucho?"

"No you cannot. Here."

"I'm not wearing a top hat!"

"Okay, here."

"I'm not wearing a beret, either! What's that?"

"That, my friend, is called a Fedora."

"I thought it was called a 'dad hat.'"

"In some circles."

"Sold."

22 comments:

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

My favorite is still "Asshat"

John Sandel said...

Those cops—that palm—the sun-baked brick … this goes in the Annals of Classic Posts. Love it.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I have to agree w/Patrizzi!. lol... btw did the cops notice u taking a photo of them?

llandudnopictures said...

Wonder how much they paid for their helmets? Great shot!

Katie said...

Fabulous photo! And your dialogue is perfect. Thanks for a great start to m day!

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm glad you all like the pic. I almost didn't post it because I didn't shoot it with the Canon and it didn't have all the details I wanted.

They may have known I was taking their picture. I took several shots, trying to get a clear one without passing cars in it.

I am going to have to go into that store. Haven't been yet, but Kat Ward did a nice piece about it on Hometown Pasadena.
http://hometown-pasadena.com/shops/keep-your-hat-on/

altadenahiker said...

I thought that was you and John talking. He seems like a fedora-wearing kind of a guy.

Latino Heritage said...

Hee hee.
I know, I just had to...

Petrea Burchard said...

I've never seen John in a hat.

You had to...what?

Bellis said...

Why the double police guard outside? Had they had a tip-off that the notorious Oak Knoll Hat Gang were planning a raid?

Petrea Burchard said...

Hat raid! I'll go.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Men in hats are men who love cats - mm mm good

Michael Coppess said...

The hat thing is just a cover....
for a donut shop.

Bellis said...

Michael, brilliant! I can't stop laughing.

Susan Campisi said...

I love the composition of this photo. You know, I walk by this hat shop all the time and never noticed how pretty the building is.

jmgrimes said...

I want someone to put on that little play. Nice.

Ms M said...

I love your dialogue! And these comments are great, too!

Petrea Burchard said...

Ha! I like your idea, jmgrimes. Maybe if we're lucky, at the next Litfest we'll have it performed by a pair of Pasadena's Finest.

TheChieftess said...

Love a man in a hat!!! TheChief wears an Irish sporting cap, a great LiteFelt cowboy type hat...not to mention a police cap upon occasion!!!

Side note...his son wears hats frequently...a bit more hip...and quite good looking if I do say so myself!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

Your Chief will surely sympathize with my fantasy of these guys wanting something other than a helmet.

TheChieftess said...

A hat? or a Donut???

Petrea Burchard said...

Hat!
I am not one of those who believes all a police officer eats is doughnuts. If they're going to chase bad guys they need a decent sandwich and some coffee. Ice cream too, maybe. Some chocolate. An occasional beer.