The goyim wear hats too?
From September through May I wear a black fedora. (“That is a serious hat,” a young African-American gentleman called out to me on the street one day.) In the summer, a Panama or boater. I am bullish on hats. I cherish a faint hope that the popularity of Boardwalk Empire will give a boost to the homburg.
So, apparently, does Elizabeth Valleau, writing at Esquire’s Style Blog.
Unfortunately, she blunders in this sentence:
In the Twenties, your hat was a class signifier and a gentile accessory.
The confusion of genteel—refined—and gentile—non-Jewish— and sometimes gentle, crops up far more often than you might imagine, and in similarly embarrassing places.