The 'Piping Hot' straw
October 10th is National Hat Day and is an initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues affecting one in four Australians.
The word hat originates from the Old English word haett which is linked to the Norse for 'hood' or 'cowl'.
A hat which has a dark colour under the brim, such as my favourite straw, will absorb a little more reflected UV light. A brim width of 80mm protects neck, chin, ears and face.
The SPF50 Legionnaire
Practical, machine washable but very daggy looking so best as work-wear or for fishing not really street-wear.
Australian classic with iconic status but not for city slickers.
The Drizabone Sou'wester
Wet weather oil-skin essential with ear protection and chin strap.