The Incredible Republican Hat and Pin Collection
Photos of intensely decked-out delegates at the convention.
The Republican National Convention presents an unusual stylistic opportunity for delegates and other attendees. Men and women who usually avoid headwear may spend all day in a massive elephant or cheese hat. It is an opportunity to wear the dozens of party pins or patriotic jewely one has collected over the years, all at once. Check out these Magnum photos from the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. All photos by Richard Kalvar/Magnum Photos for Slate.
An elephant hat reflected in a mirror at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Texas delegates in matching cowboy hats and red, white and blue shirts.
Another variety of elephant hat, along with an elephant shirt and large pins worn by Michael Lachs of the New Jersey delegation.
Texas (left) vs. Georgia (right) delegate style.
Security and the sign language interpreter in subdued black.
Matching young Republicans during a speech by their uncle, RNC Chariman Reince Priebus. They are accompanied by their mother.
A powerful smile.
GOP accessorizing with earrings, pins, and hats.
The boots to have at the Republican National Convention.
The Mitt Romney 2012 cell phone case.
The Wisconsin cheese hat.
A regent from the University of Michigan.
The delegates from Hawaii wore flowers and leis.
New York delegates’ sartorial statements were a bit more subdued.
A woman from Georgia offers a bold take on red, white, and blue—and yellow.
Jerry Hunter, a delegate from Missouri, speaks with one of the few attendees in an old school, proper, top hat.
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