We don’t know whether to be insanely jealous or filled with awe over the fact that Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, kept his stash of hats in a secret closet hidden behind a bookcase. Repeat: Hidden hat closet. On the one hand, we want a secret closet for hats, while on the other…yeah, we want that closet.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, roughly a dozen personal hats of Dr. Seuss’s will be on display at the New York Public Library, including some of the below.
1. The hat that inspired “Cat in the Hat.”
Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way: awesome.
2. The totally fierce baroque Czech helmet.
You could headbutt someone with that thing!
3. The hat that’s clearly one of “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.”
4. The straw hat that’s sure to be all the rage at Fashion Week this year.
It’s straw curled perfection!
5. This WWII era Italian Colonel’s hat.
Crafted from wool, board, and appliqué.
6. The furry San Diego State Band hat.
It was a gift from the university in 1986!
7. The toy viking helmet we should all own, because why not?
Seriously, this is dope.
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