Friday, June 22, 2012

Pith Helmets, Sun Helmets, and Sola Topees

CoastConFan has a great post about a classic piece of adventurer's kit- the pith helmet (and its relatives). The writeup includes links to some fantastic resources.

The pith helmet holds a special place in the imagination; just put one on and you are transported to a world of high adventure in obscure and dangerous places. The strong association of this piece of vintage headgear is so powerful that it has become a shorthand iconic image of the adventurer, explorer or colonial military soldier.

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