Monday, November 4, 2013
JFK, Jackie, and Their Hats
JFK looks uncharacteristically somber in this photo, and though I'm not sure why, I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with that hat! Although hats were fashionable during JFK's time, he hated them. Unlike the average male his age, JFK wasn't balding, so he was proud--perhaps arrogant about--showing off his famous Kennedy-weave. Check out footage from the inauguration. JFK's wearing a suit with tails...and carrying a hat. Even though it Washington was covered with snow and temperatures were in the 20s, JFK passed on donning the hat, especially during his inaugural address.