Hit In The Hat With A Fish

Bucket Hats from Hartford York Hats - Men's Pincord Bucket - The Cristopher from WigensFor those of you out on Florida’s Suwannee River this Independence Day, take care. “The season of ‘sturgeon strikes‘ — law enforcement’s term for collisions between the state’s largest freshwater fish and hapless boaters — [is] already well under way.”

According to a New York Times article (Summertime. Fish Jumping. That’s Trouble.), the otherwise harmless fish make for “very impressive injuries” when their leaps coincide with fast-moving people in boats or on jet skis. Doctors in the area have seen shattered legs and slashed throats among the injuries.

Seen from the safety of the riverbanks, however, jumping sturgeon (which can grow to eight feet long and weigh upwards of 200 lbs) can be a great form of entertainment.

Enjoy the fireworks!

Thanks for reading,
Steve (Mr. Safety) Singer
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on July 4, 2007 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Color Tips for Men’s Summer Hats

Cotton Summer Hats from Hartford York Hats - Men's Modern Stetson Seersucker Bucket HatThere’s a good article over at Men’s Fashion on About.com. Called 7 Tips Men Need to Know About Wearing Color, co-author Daniel Billett says that “men shouldn’t be afraid of color but should embrace it.”

One tip that pertains to hats is no. 5, Keep Color Around the Face. It reads:

keep flattering colors that enhance skin and eye color around the face. You don’t want to look like you just got out of the hospital, do you?

The article further advises men to study ads and store displays for inspiration and ideas.

I say what the heck, just come over to my house and I’ll show you my latest favorite hat/color combo: bucket hats in green and orange.

Word to the wise: remove all fishing hooks from said favorite bucket hats before donning.

Thanks for the bandages,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on April 26, 2007 at 6:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Plant One Tree For Every Flight You Take – Save The World

Hartford York Hats - Perry Ellis Bucket Hat - Men's Bucket Hat with warm quilted micro-fleece liningWell, now here’s something interesting on the environmental front, reported by Good News Daily. For about $20 US, it seems a British site called treeflights.com will plant one tree in designated forests in Wales on behalf of concerned airline passengers.

This is an effort not only to offset carbon emissions produced by flights, and tackle climate change, but also to keep a natural resource – wood – available for future generations.

The article continues:

“The whole world is looking for a solution to the biggest problem we’ve ever faced,” Ru Hartwell, founder of Treeflights, told the Washington Post. “I seem to have stumbled across something that could help and is easy to understand.”

While the long lifecycle of trees means that planting them now will not have an immediate effect, Mr Hartwell states on the website that “the most important thing to understand about tree-planting is that you are not doing it for yourself, but to help people in the future”.

This has inspired me greatly, and being the hands-on kind of guy that you know me to be, I’ll be in my garden at the first sign of spring, planting my own little forest of oak, wild cherry, ash, willow, black poplar and beech trees. Trowel in hand, bucket hat on head, I’ll be doing my part to save the world.

How ’bout it people, are you with me?

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer, Forest Ranger
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on February 9, 2007 at 8:30 pm  Comments (2)