Andy Richardson: Many hatty returns – it’s time to get ahead again

Meh. I hear some of you say. And let’s dwell on that irresistible three-letter word for just a moment. Meh is one of the finest additions to our vocabulary of the past 20 years. Used to denote indifference or boredom, it is the ultimate in onomatopoeiac expressionism.

That’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d write when I climbed out of bed at 6.30am this morning for another day in the Weekend hothouse.

But I digress. Hats is the theme of this week’s erudition. So let’s devote our attentions to the shaped crown and cropped brim. What’s to like, I hear the Whitmore Reans posse shout? Hats are for Ascot – the women, not the horses, though it’s hard to tell the difference.

Infidels. The lot of you.

Hats are cool. Hats are the rabbit hole that connect us to a glorious, golden era when Marlon Brando was the acme of masculinity. Hats return us

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