Art & Design Magazine

Rod Jones Artist #HatTip2U

By Rodjonesartist

Why Do I Use the Tipping Hat as My Profile Pic?

The #1 reason it has always reminded me of graciousness and respect. Growing up as I did, I had the opportunity to see many Film Noir movies, along with great American Westerns. As a young boy, like the song goes, my heros have always been Cowboys. Especially the ones that ended up with the beautiful girl at the end of the movie. The properness of a gentleman tipping his hat to a lady or raising his hat in the acknowledgment of another man to me exemplifies class and mutual respect. I chose the more contemporary fedora to tip to all my visitors, viewers and those that know me as an artist.

On a historical note, the fedora goes back to 1891, the name fedora is derived from the Greek work “Theodoros” which literally means “Gift of God”. In the 1950’s you had “Old Blue Eyes”- Frank Sinatra, arguably a class act by anyone’s standard wore a stylish fedora that just seemed to work. It also became the quintessential part of Dallas Cowboys Tom Landry’s trademark image. In addition the Cowboys wore a patch on their uniform during the 2000 season depicting Landry’s Fedora.

Maybe it’s no coincidence that Indiana Jones – no relation – wore a Fedora backed up by a whip. Macho-ness with a manly vulnerability…another class act.

Here’s my cause… #hattip2u with respect to all I meet…maybe we can just all get along if we would show more respect to each other and especially to the fairer sex.

HatTip2U Tote Bag available at: Rod Jones Artist Amazon 

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Movies of Recent Vintage Happening This Week

    Movies Recent Vintage Happening This Week

    Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, August 21st at 8:30 PM, with "2010s Movie Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about movies... Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Theomnipotentq
  • How a Keto Diet Could Ease Chronic Pain

    Chronic pains such as fibromyalgia, migraines or arthritis is a very common problem. Could a keto diet help ease these symptoms? Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt sits down... Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • Video of the Week: Three Versions of Tree Pose

    Video Week: Three Versions Tree Pose

    In this video, Baxter demonstrates three versions of Tree pose, one of the few original standing yoga poses (according to author Richard Rosen) and a... Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Ninazolotow
  • Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat

    Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat

    @ Chino, CA May 2018 Arguably one of the most graceful piston-engined aircraft ever designed, this Tigercat makes a photo pass down the runway during the... Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Htam
  • ‘Arrow’ Season 7 Promises To Be Grittier and Push Boundaries

    ‘Arrow’ Season Promises Grittier Push Boundaries

    Get ready for Arrow to go back to its roots in season 7 Arrow has all the dark elements of a Netflix show, but being a series on The CW network, it’s limited... Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Entertainmentjolt
  • Ground Beef and Tomato Bake with Cauliflower Topping

    Pascale Naessens' low-carb take on the classic Irish shepherd's pie, where cauliflower replaces the traditional mashed potato topping. A multi-layered... Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • 7 Employee Practices That Will Make You A ‘Superboss’

    Employee Practices That Will Make ‘Superboss’

    Every business executive and entrepreneur I know believes they are good or even great leaders, but as an advisor I often hear a different story from their team. Read more

    The 20 August 2018 by   Martin Zwilling