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Beanies, Berets, And Baseball Caps

My husband is the more esoteric one between the two of us. (Indeed, he taught me what the word “esoteric” means.) Now here's the thing: Tommy has credibility as a cultured gentleman who generally knows and follows our etiquette rules here in the deep South. I was taken aback when he asked me to remove the ball cap I was wearing during a movie.

“It’s only a rule that men can’t wear hats,” I gleefully whispered in his ear, while grabbing the last handful of popcorn when he wasn’t looking. We all know, of course, that it’s rude and bad form to check your brightly lit smart phone during a film. That’s what the underneath-the-seat area is for. Within 60 seconds after trying to prove me wrong, Hubs whispered, “We’ll discuss this later,” as he made that shocked face which always means, “I can’t believe you’re actually right about this.” Ha, ha, I joyfully laughed, as we exited the theater. “Chicks don’t have to take off their hats,” I announced, as I snatched his prized Stetson off his head ~ the one he doesn’t ever share ~ and went skipping toward the car.

“They do if they’re blocking someone’s view to something important he laughed, adding, “according to Emily Post.” (Besides the word “esoteric," Tommy has taught me to, “Always, always source the source.” I can be certain my former newspaper editor spouse knows what he’s talking about when he says there’s confusion surrounding a subject. What a thrill it was to finally get half a mulligan (what golfers call a freebie) in our running Little Known Facts game against my beloved encyclopedic brained mate.

I tease a lot, so let me restate for clarity that according to Mrs. Post, ladies actually are exempt from having to take off their hats inside, unless they’re blocking someone’s view, like at a symphony or theater performance. That said, it’s a good thing I’m a big fan of beanies, berets, and baseball caps instead of tall top hats (which I would like to have but do not own). Too bad, so sad for you guys who can’t run for a quick cap covering on a bad hair day.

Woman in black pom pom beanie
My custom hand knit pom beanie from the Etsy Make My Daisies store was knit with love by Alyssa Layman.

Couple at Atlanta Braves baseball game
Happiness is a foxy husband with wicked sunglasses, and tickets to a great baseball game. Atlanta Braves 4. Arizona Diamondbacks 3. Tommy Barton #1 forever!

Woman on sofa in bar lounge
What to do when it’s pouring rain and freezing cold in NOLA? Stop in for a hot drink @thepontchartrain and drape yourself across the Living Room couch of course. 😂😂 . . We were not surprised to learn this place was voted the No. 1 hotel in New Orleans in Conde Naste Readers’ Choice Awards. 🏆🥇

Woman in red hat
I added this photo of red hat awesomeness to the blog post because it's one of my all-time favorite head coverings. But I don’t actually have a large collection of regular hats. Also, “Red Hat” didn’t sound cool added to the title, “Beanies, Berets, And Baseball Caps."

Suzana Barton is the the founder of , a travel and fashion blog. She researches simple ideas to put a smile on your face. 👠💛🚐🧡✈️

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