CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After winning yesterday's game, Carolina Panther superstar Cam Newton gave fans something else to talk about: a stylish new hat.
"I liked his hat, I thought it was cool. I kinda want a hat like that," said Jesse Trehy outside the team shop Monday. "Yeah, it's a little different, but never boring."
"Big win, why not?" added Panther fan Phil Mauney.
Cam was sporting a 'skimmer.' Skimmers, date all the way back to the 1920s. Men would wear them as they enjoyed boating. Later on, the hand-made straw hats would come to be an accessory to celebration.
"It was amazing. I loved it. I can't wait to see what he does next." said Sean Morris, of Morris Costume Rentals. "At least once every 2 weeks we're renting one out, or selling one."
Morris Rentals has been selling 'skimmers' for years. Now that Carolinas QB is wearing one. Morris knows it can't hurt sales.
"Who's not going to have a fun time out wearing a 'skimmer' hat?"
The Carolina Panthers play at home this Sunday against another team known for their hats- the Vikings. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
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