Pith......

..... my quest for a suitable pith helmet to wear as I zip around in Sylvia with the top down has gotten a bit complicated..... evidently there are three distinct styles of helmet that I have to choose from..... and, as it stands, I am torn.......

.... in this clip, for instance, there is the classic British Military Issue 1871 style..... and while I love the movie "Zulu", I don't think that it would provide quite enough sunshine protection....... check it out...

..... I know, I know.... while it looks pretty smart, it's just a bit too stiff-upper-lippish for me...... besides, I have a long, sun-sensitive neck that needs protection...... so I'm leaning towards 'miss' on that model.....

.... next up, we have the British Military Issue 1895 style...... here's a beautiful example of it...snazzy and stylish, no?......

.... and lastly, there is the British WWI 'Wolseley' pattern helmet.... and for the sake of comparison, here she is in all of her Victorian Colonial splendor..... check it....

...... beautiful choices all, I know, but still, I am torn....... any thoughts on the matter of proper headwear whilst cruising in a pearl white Audi A4 with the top down?....... a baseball cap just ain't going to do it, I'm afraid..... and anything much larger than that will blow away in the breeze!......

..... I'm thinking the Wolseley, actually...... damn, I'm gonna be stylin'.......

by Eric on June 13, 2008 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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i too, am torn so i'll give three of my favorite choices...

Door #1

Door #2

and my personal favorite...

Door #3
you know...with the feather blowin' in the breeze and all.

Bullshitted by Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper on June 13, 2008 10:01 PM

I like the last one, but I'm having trouble imagining what you'd look like in it.

Bullshitted by Joan of Argghh! on June 14, 2008 06:23 AM

Of your 3, I would vote for #2, the 1895 model. However, before you finalize an answer, check this one which would certainly add the elements of flair and mystique to your legend among the commoners in the surrounding countryside...

[Yer dang mu.nu won't let me leave a link in the text of a comment, so maybe you can figger it out from this cryptic mess...]

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Bullshitted by Winston on June 14, 2008 07:45 AM

I'm for #2, the 1895 version.
There's just something, odd, about it, just enough to work for you, I think.

Bullshitted by Rave on June 14, 2008 09:09 AM

why would you want a helmet to pith in? Can't you just stop and pith beside the road..just be careful and not pith on Sylvia

Bullshitted by GUYK on June 14, 2008 09:42 AM

I have the Wolseley pattern myself but for wind I would have to at least consider the 1895 style. Tipped back slightly it should afford good neck protection without giving lift to the front portion. Of course with proper use of the chinstrap this should not be a problem with either one. The hat in the Zulu clip while stylish gives up too much protection that is required to fulfill the "Genuine redhead, Keep out of direct sunlight" requirement.

Bullshitted by Rey B on June 14, 2008 09:42 AM

The choice is yours but then, of course, you'll have to grow a neat Errol Flynn-type moustache. A swagger stick. Definitely need a swagger stick to carry under your arm. Then wander about, muttering aloud, to no one in particular. "Bully!, Bully!,...Tea time?.. Right so!!"
That will put you in character and give the ladies at Eva's something to talk about besides green eggs.

Bullshitted by Tbird on June 14, 2008 10:26 AM

The 1871 is also usefull off duty for storing Lychee Nuts.

Bullshitted by Cappy on June 14, 2008 06:53 PM

How much of a geek am I? You said, Pith and my interst was piqued because, for a brief second there, I thought Sith.

Wait...maybe that makes me blonde and a geek.

Bullshitted by Ash on June 16, 2008 08:49 AM

I have one. A pith helmet. It belonged to my uncle back in the late 40's when he was working mines in the Congo. They are made of cork--the old ones anyway and have the white painted wrappings on top.

It's been so damn hot recently I've thought about putting it on to sit in the yard under an umbrella and drink tea. But I think I need porters and mosquito nets to pull that off.

Bullshitted by Rosie on June 16, 2008 07:51 PM