Does anyone still wear a hat, part II: Salon‘s take on Abramoff’s fedora

Jack in the Hat.jpgBeltway corruption posterboy of the day Jack Abramoff wore a snazzy fedora to court to cop his guilty plea on Tuesday, and much was made of the Runyonesque choice of headwear. Salon‘s Stephen Hirsch has a different – and illuminating take on it, however: Abramoff wasn’t playing 30’s gangster, he was wearing a Borsalino, the “ne plus ultra of Yeshiva boy caps.” Hirsch’s unique point of view provides an interesting perspective through which to view Abramoff, though certainly no more flattering than most.

What’s in a hat? [Salon]

Does anyone/anybody still wear a hat? [FBNY]