Feathered hats

Celebrated hat maker Yvette Jelfs ruffled feathers while commentating on fashion at Royal Ascot when she told BBC viewers her hat sported the leftovers of a pheasant she’d shot and eaten. “My sinamay hat was decorated with a pheasant head and feathers. For me, it seems a huge shame not…

Sporting tip top titfers at Aintree

But the art of stylishly covering pates is a delicate one. The less formal hat, one that sits between the topper and the cap, can be troublesome. The trilby and the fedora fit the bill, both named after fictional females at the end of the 19th century and swiftly adopted…