Philip Treacy Thinks You Should Spend at Least As Much on a Hat As You Would on a Plumber

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This week, The Wall Street Journal columnist Tina Gaudoin complained to Philip Treacy about the sad state of affairs in which today's hats apparently find themselves. Gaudoin was not a fan of Kate Middleton's headpiece at the Derby Festival ("Can one age 20 years in six weeks? Well, she patently has"), nor is she amused by the "preposterous" hats worn by, in Treacy's words, "day trippers." (We're not totally sure what that expression means, but there's a good chance he's referring to folks like this.)

A Flashy, Positively Ghastly Spectacle [WSJ]