Sanitation CapS..tres kewl


NEW YORK (AP) — They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but no one was expecting this.

An unlikely top seller has emerged in a new line of official New York City apparel — not from the fire and police departments that have long enjoyed the spotlight, but rather from the agency that moves mountains of trash every day.

New York’s latest fashion trend goes to the dumps
A fashionably grungy brown cap with the Sanitation Department’s light blue logo is the new must-have item — even among celebrities — since the city launched the products last year. The collection is part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s goal to profit from the city’s official landmarks and logos.

The latest in haute couture fashion: garbage man caps. Uh huh.

Hey, it could have been worse. HeH.

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Animal skin was worn over the head as protection against the elements long before the first ‘hat’ was designed.
Women, of course wore veils, kerchiefs, hoods, and caps before their fashionable hats became in vogue.

Once the “bonnet” dominated women’s fashion, along came ribbons, flowers, feathers and fancy gauze trims.

New York (of course..heh), became the world’s leading millinery city, with department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman just to name a few.

And while men wore hats as protective headgear, they also began to serve as status symbols, uniforms and fashion statements of all kinds.

Hence, the sanitation cap.

After all, clothes really do make the brainless conformist.
Don’t they?


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17 Responses to “Sanitation CapS..tres kewl”

  1. michael says:

    Wow, first comment. I feel so special…
    I was looking at that picture, and it is a nice hat. But then, I’ve always liked baseball caps.
    Besides, we don’t appreciate the trash collecters, er, sanitation engineers, enough. Can you imagine what New York, with 8 million people, would smell like without trash collection? Or even little Karmiel?

    You’re right about the mindless conformity, though.

  2. Don says:

    Personally, I don’t even like to take the trash down to the curb when its cold (and I live in FLORIDA!). I can’t imagine what it must be like for these guys in New York in the freezing winter or the hot, sticky summer for that matter.

    I think they should have an entire line of clothing – EnWi Sanitation Ware – complete with jackets, overalls, shirts, shoes and (of course) caps.


    Peace, out.

  3. Ebyjo says:

    LOL…Okay…Ummm I could say something, but I wont!

    Thank God for sanitation workers. I make sure to leave them bottled water and they appreciate it. They usually down the water and throw the bottles in the back of the truck before the machine is done crunching stuff.

  4. DL says:

    Don’t forget Connecticut when you speak of Hats. We have Derby which is famous for the hat worn by millions which were named after the town.

  5. Gayle says:

    Hi Angel. I do appreciate sanitation workers, honestly I do! I live on a large farm, and most people out in the country like I am simply dig a very large hole somewhere in the back forty and throw their trash in it. When it gets full, they cover it up and dig another one! It’s true, and it shocked me when I first found out about it. We pay for the county to pick up our trash weekly, and I’m so glad to have that service available.

    Having said that, I don’t want to wear any part of the sanitation department’s uniform. I think class has long become a thing of the past. I reached that conclusion when they started charging a fortune for jeans with holes in them. From there it got worse: women running around in the daytime in their pajamas and slippers! When I was overseas it was an emarrasment that American women wore pink rollers in their hair, t-shirts and flip flops to go to the store (back in the 70′s) while the Germans dressed to the teeth every time they left their house.

    So no… no sanitation apparel for me, but to each his own. :)

  6. Dumb Ox says:

    Allow me to take this opportunity to CONGRATULATE your, Angel!!!

    Brava on your Halo Award. It’s well-deserved, and you obviously were a shoe-in with your name…frankly if I were a Democrat I’d be claiming bias!

    Have a great day!
    Dumb Ox (of the Daily News)

  7. Wake up America> says:


    Our people don’t go to training camps to learn how to fight. Members of terrorist organizations do….

  8. David says:

    Ya know… our “trash guys” come around about 4:00 every Wednesday morning and haul off the effluvia of our overly-wasteful existence, here in our lil corner of America’s Third World County™. I really oughta stand out there one morning with a coupla styro (ha!) cupsa coffee and some wrapped cookies (that they’d probably wanna eat later after a cleanup of some sort–*heh*).

    What the heck. Shoulda done that around Christmas, eh?

    Somehow, around here at least, I’d rather do without our local “county mounties” and such than our trash collectors, if it ever came to a budget crunch (although we certainly pay enough in trash collection fees that it will never come to that). Have to file this one away for blog fodder (taking a different tack, of course, Angel :-) ) over at twc.

  9. Planck's Constant says:

    OTA Color of my Blogroll – Woman Honor Thyself…

    I would like to try something different on Open Trackback Tuesdays: I will pick a blogger from my blogroll and, using the colors of that blogger’s weblog, find photographic matches for those colors. An example will illustrate this much better….

  10. bernie says:

    Although I have asked for a recount because of complaints from my Florida readers griping about hanging chads, I believe it time for me to concede. Congratulations on your Halo. Who but Angels get to wear those things anyway.

  11. Christi says:

    Hey Angel, after growing up in Catholic schools, I don’t want anything to do with anything that even remotely resembles a uniform. No hat for me, thank you, but God bless the sanitation workers! :)

  12. Debbie says:

    Oh my. What next? That’s a job I would not want, but I’m glad there are folks who do it. Fashion is a strange thing. Not sure this will last very long.

  13. Right Truth says:

    Charges against Saddam dropped…

    You can’t make this stuff up. After showing a graphic video of scores of bodies in trucks and in piles on the street, … all charges against Saddam were dropped. Amazing. The court’s first order of business Monday was to…

  14. InRussetShadows says:

    I can see this being grunge chic. It’s honest for musicians to wear Dickies and blue-collar gear because it represents their attitude or their style of music. Why does it appeal to celebrities? The same reason why wearing pink ribbons or red ribbons makes them think that they’re doing something.

  15. Brooke says:

    At least the garbage men are ‘vogue’ now, LOL! They don’t have to go home and change before going out!

  16. hnav says:

    these are the same folks who voted for garbage…

    the Clinton supporters need to sport the proper fashion.

    shovel the shhhhh…

  17. sayitlikeitis says:

    Where can I get a cap? Let’s show solidarity with our street cleaners, we have much to be proud of in our clean streets in comparison to the Third World Countries.