There are times in life when I wish I could be part of a by-gone era. Since this can’t really happen, I can be finicky and picky about which parts of the “good ol’ days” I wish we could enjoy again. For instance, I can yearn for certain parts of the 1930’s without also yearning for the effects of the Great Depression.
Following is my list of romanticized:
Wearing hats (as a professional/grown-up)— Long gone are the days when men wore fedoras, bowlers, and driver’s caps. There’s something classy and upscale about men in suits wearing a hat that compliments their style and tastes. Some of these hats have come back into style, but most cannot wear them for fear of looking/feeling like a poser or a wannabe. If I were to wear a fedora in public people would think I was trying to look like Justin Timberlake or Brad Pitt. Plus, there’s no way I could wear this hat to work or to a professional meeting.
Smoking a cigar at a baseball game— This was prompted in me by this advertisement that Macanudo cigars has in just about every Cigar Aficionado magazine. Certain things go well together: peanut butter and jelly; BBQ and good friends; professional sporting events and cigars. There are certain smells that belong at an outdoor sporting event, and a premium cigar is one of them.
The 4th of July is coming soon– you have your stogies bought yet?