Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tom's Chapeau




  My friend Tom is one of the few men I know who still wears a hat.  No, he's the ONLY man I know that still wears a hat.   He left his here on the table Saturday at the Pepper Place, while he went in search of iced coffee for Carol and her dad. They gather religiously in the same spot,  and I love stopping by for a chat while I'm shooting and shopping.  Later I begged him to pose for me.  He consented. Très debonair...as always!

14 comments:

Kate said...

I love hats... the funkier the better! Your friend is a man with soul.

Birdman said...

Love hats too. A fine straw number is hard to beat.

Luis Gomez said...

Great portrait Virginia! Love hats as well.

Daryl said...

the perfect amount of ventilation! Bon homme!

Halcyon said...

I've got an idea for his next birthday gift! ;)

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

He s quite a character.
And his hat.. unique.
Costas

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Chapeau unique effectivement, la photo est très sympa!
Bon dimanche.

altadenahiker said...

Judging from the hat, I'll be he's the proud owner of a Lab.

Thérèse said...

Would you like us to make a comment about the hat? I won't... :-))

Virginia said...

Thérèse, yes I will. I asked Tom's wife about it and she said that the oil from his hands caused that. Makes sense doesn't it!

Bob Crowe said...

It makes a lot of sense to wear a hat if you are a man of a certain age (which I certainly am) and have to go outdoors in the heat and sun. I favor a beat-up old Cardinals cap but I'll never achieve that rakish angle. (Hmm. Rakish is not part of my look.)

Elise said...

great picture of our friend Tom...as usual you captured a persons spirit, it is so Tom!

TheChieftess said...

You are fabulous portrait photographer!!!

Jilly said...

Oh I do love this! Tom's pretty cute too...