Also known as Goober hats, Jughead or Jaghead caps, Whoopee caps, inverted fedoras, etc. I love these things. Always wanted one. So last night I plunked down the $22.95 and ordered a black one from the KingPin. I plan on putting some of my favorite buttons on it, the likes of which no button beanie has probably ever seen. Yeah, I'll probably get some stares when I wear it (and my wife will probably think I'm fuckin' nuts), but, ya know, like that's not ever happened before! Ha.
But the real reason for me starting this topic was I wanted to share this blog post that details the history of the button beanie. I thought it was a perfect post for Talkin' Trash. Check this out:
And check out this beautiful customized original from the '30s (maybe even earlier):
See more pics of that one here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/41010047/sos-yer-ol-man-original-1930s-...
Any of you have one of these? If not, you should get one. Let's start a movement. Let's bring back the button beanie!
I've seen a few Hipster chicks wearing Goober caps , one was named Judy ! Judy ! Judy! , but , seriously , not enough to call it a movement. Yet. Howard Morris was both the voice of Jughead , and Ernest T. Bass ,in the flesh.
Yeah. Jim Heath is wearing a Goober cap on the third Reverend Horton Heat album , and in the "Psychobilly Freakout" video , now that you mention it , so it'd stand to reason that would
be prime merch material.
It's weird how things like this pop up out of the blue after you start talking about 'em. I was just on Facebook and saw that one of my friends was wearing a Reverend Horton Heat button beanie. At first, I thought he'd just taken a patch and sewn it on one like I'd bought, but I did a quick Google search and found that the Rev is actually selling them on his site:
Funny... his look *exactly* like the Kingpin beanie that I bought, but it has his patch sewn on it, and they're selling them for $38! Holy cow! That's some markup.
that is so rad!!!
but 7" diameter?
..how am i supposed to find one for my 8" head? i feel your big head pain, kopper
"Well , I don't rightly know about mouse pads and DVDs and such. I'll just stick to calling Sarah The Switchboard Operator if I need to call out to Mt. Pilot or Raleigh." Sherriff Taylor.
Verycool , Blackat69. Anybody remember Opie's Teen Garage Band ?