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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments






Sup Travellers?! If you watched the Grammys last night i'm sure that Pharrell's massive Smokey The Bear hat caught your attention. It definitely caught my attention and the only thing that went through my mind when I saw it was "What the hell was he thinking?" Well now I know exactly what he was thinking and now that I do know, I respect it.

Besides being too big for his head the hat was a symbolic reminder of his love and respect for Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team, according to NY Mag. In 1982 McLaren released a Hip Hop music video for "Buffalo Girls" and it featured the massive hat. It was actually kind of in style back then. It was originally made for Vivienne Westwood's AW 1982/ 1983 collection, called the "Nostalgia of Mud" collection and the "Buffalo" collection, and was made especially for her first store, World's End.


In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Pharrell said, "It's a Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat from when she was with Malcolm McLaren... It's not vintage -- I would've been really stylin' if I had one from the '80s."

So now that we know the story behind Pharrell's fashion choice at the Grammys can we stop making fun of his oversized Arby's hat. It has a very strong cultural reference. I'm still going to admit that it looked really silly on his head but sometimes you have to look silly for the sake of culture and fashion. Well done Pharrell. You can check out the music video that inspired his hat below. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.