Blog #2

Getting to know my instructor Joe Dennis for my journalism camp this summer has been an amazing adventure.

“I would dress the part” , said Joe when he was asked by one of my camp members about his continual action of wear fedora’s. A hat brand that became popular in in the 1920’s.

Back in 2011 when Joe was working as a disc jockey for a radio company in Athens, Ga, Bruno Mars was hot at the time. He wanted something to “define him” as stated in an interview about him. Bruno always wore fedora’s and later on Joe found out that him and Bruno share the same ethnicity, which drew Joe into wanted to wear the hats. But it wasn’t until he went to New York that he bought his first fedora and has been in love ever since. Over the past nine years he has collected many of them include colors and textures. As of now he was 15 fedora’s in his collection.

With me only knowing Joe for two days now it’s clear that he can make up his mind pretty fast. As stated in his interview on June 13th, 2022 , “That’s it i’m going to wear a fedora”. You could infer that he really did not think long on his action of this new look and what can I say, his quick thinking turned out well for him. I have only seen him wear a grey colored on but with many being in his collection I am sure that he has a hat for every color/outfit.

We can learn that choosing a new style can turn out good for you. Life goes by fast so why waste it on sticking to the new “trend” of clothes. After all we can’t take it with us when we leave. Joe said in an interview about this , “It’s just a look”.

Nevaeh Wilson June 14th, 2022

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