Has anyone else noticed that apart from builders/police(wo)men/or Buckingham Palace guards, no-one seems to be wearing hats anymore? Obviously people wear hats for special occasions and when it’s warm/cold, but there seems to be a lack of people wearing hats purely for the sake of it! I am not a part of this majority, as I am faithful to my own collection of French Berets ( I own quite a number: black, beige, red, purple, blue, green, yellow and pink) and I enjoy the calls of “bonjour!” (in English accents) and the odd looks I get whilst out and wearing one. It’s not just berets – any kind of hat is great.
I love hats because they give people character, an air of satisfaction with one’s outfit; so much so that they feel the need to complete it with a hat in their choice of style, size and colour. Hats shouldn’t be worn simply for practical reasons; they should be worn just because they can be – if only for the pleasure of wearing one. Be it a a beret, a bowler, a panama or a trilby – they all make heads turn.