"Humans have covered their heads
since time immemorial. Initially headwear offered protection from
the elements and from injury
from falling rocks, weapons or masonry. Later head coverings became symbols of status of authority. Soon after hats progressed to become
not only a uniform, but also an art form.
In fashion terms, hats are a very
noticeable accessory because the onlooker’s attention is first drawn to
the face. A hat is the most
noticeable fashion item anyone can wear. The old saying goes 'if you want to get ahead and get noticed, then get a hat'. Indeed the word 'ahead'
means just that one head further forward." READ MORE ON THE FASHION HISTORY OF HATS