The long holiday is drawing to a close, and I for one have been recuperating in the country for several weeks. Which provides the opportunity to remind all of us of another use for the hat, that being when a man is a month past due for a haircut. For hat or cap can conceal considerable disarray, as it does in the photo.
The pictured cap of course is in left over cloth from this season's glen checked suit. It is worn with a jacket in the late and lamented Hunter's of Brora 22 ounce/660 gram keeper's tweed that is every day clothing for men responsible for shooting parties in the Scottish highlands and few others. For cloth this heavy is unwearable in temperatures above 60 degrees F (15C), and the shoulders are only now starting to break in after a decade or thereabouts.
Of course, perfectly reasonable caps can be and are made from much lighter cloth. And though I will not vouch for Shetlands, Cheviot tweeds make fine rain gear in addition to promoting the concept that not all hat hair is a bad thing.