Straw Hat Day, Vol. 15, Issue 31

Today is Straw Hat Day, the official day in 2016 for the gentlemen to retire their felt hats for the season and step out lively with their panamas or “skimmers,” the popular nickname for boater hats made famous in the 1890s and sustained today mostly by barber shop quartets. Nothing against barber shop quartets, but the skimmer needs to get out more.

To inspire you, here's a formal portrait of Etiquetteer, complete with skimmer, courtesy of JW Lenswerk.