Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Where DID You Get That Hat?!

With winter on the way, the thoughts of London Walks guides and London Walkers inevitably turn to… warm clothes!

A while ago we blogged about our favourite walking shoes – you can catch up with our recommendations HERE.

This month, we're at the other end of the spectrum: hats.

Harry Jackson is first up, reminding us of the old maxim, "If you want to get ahead… get FIFTEEN hats."

(It is the mark of a London Walks guide that he or she will ALWAYS go the extra mile.)

We're particularly fond of these pics. They look like the gallery section in the biography of some illustrious spy where we get to see the master of disguise in full spate.

For preference? We think the beret is tops. Although, paradoxically, the top hat is also "the berries".

Harry adds, enigmatically… "There are some of us who just suit a hat. Sadly, there are some who don’t."

Harry, there's only one possible response to this: we take off our hat to you… 15 times.

Can you recommend a good hat? A good hat shop? Or do you just have a face for hats? Send us your thoughts, send us your pictures please!

Harry is a Cockney, a Scouser, a character - how could he be otherwise? - and a professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide.

Harry leads The Unknown East End Walk every Sunday at 2:00pm 


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