We've seen just a few men in sarongs or skirts around here, so I wasn't really expecting to run into someone wearing a full tartan kilt ensemble. But as we roamed around waiting to have our traditional Sunset Dinner™ at Kimo's (vide),
we ran into this fellow out behind one of the many shops on Lahaina's Front Street:
Yes, of course, he's not a real guy, but it's still a pretty cool outfit, especially for the tropics, where I guess it would actually be really hot. Here's his provenance:
So, shortly after we got here, I ran across this hat and picked it up; it's already been featured in some pics on this blog:
It is a great hat: well-made, comfortable, cool, and stylin'. I like the black, but wanted to find an unbleached straw version. We looked and looked every time we were near a store that had the remotest chance of carrying good hats. Once I thought I had found it at a Maui Clothing Co., but they only had it in two sizes: too big for me and way too big for me. I had about given up, but on the way back to the car after the Sunset Dinner™, Coco suggested one more look in a shop on Front Street, and there in stack she laid her hands on it, in the correct size:
One more reason to love my sweetie, as if I didn't already have enough.
These hats are great: porkpie creases and snap brims, just the way I like them. Best. Souvenirs. Evar.
Oh, yeah: Coco bought her own hat, too: all SPF-ified and stuff. It's pretty stylin' as well: