Columbus Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, the birth of Bruno Mars. There's a lot to celebrate on this second Monday in October, and Mr. Mars has a lot to be happy about in his 27th year, with new single "Locked Out of Heaven" officially on repeat here at Popdust HQ, and second album Unorthodox Jukebox coming in December.
Because he's rarely been seen without one since his breakthrough two years ago, we thought we'd honor the birthday boy by shouting out his favorite accessory: the fedora. It's a trendy, and at times divisive, piece of headwear, but it fits Bruno's big band-loving, sensitive singer-songwriter aesthetic, save for those days he's hoping his hair will give him a few extra inches of height. And it also serves a variety of purposes for the talented performer both on and off the stage. Check it out below.
IT HELPS HIM SEEM DEEP AND INTROSPECTIVE BEFORE HE OPENS HIS MOUTH
IT SIGNIFIES HE'S UP FOR ANYTHING
Do we know if all fedoras are flame resistant?
IT EARNS HIM THE RESPECT OF HIS PEERS
B.o.B is not impressed.
IT HELPS SHIELD HIS EYES FROM THE HARSH LIGHTS OF THE STAGE
AND CONTAIN HIS SWEAT
To some extent.
FEDORAS GO WITH HIS GROWING SUNGLASS COLLECTION
THEY ALSO HELP FRAME HIS BEAUTIFUL FACE AS HIS EYES LOOK DEEP INTO YOUR SOUL
And isn't that the most important thing of all?
Happy Birthday, Bruno! We'll still love you even if you decide to start wearing beanies all the time. It's getting chilly out there!