Anglo-American Hat Cultures

Western women wear more formal clothes with a hat, especially in the upper classes of England.Because the British royal family and aristocrats retain many traditional rituals, such as Queen Elizabeth II, who routinely holds banquets and tea parties in the Royal Garden every year, entertaining all walks of life and important foreign guests.On such occasions, the men were dressed in black out of politeness, holding their hats in their hands or standing in the garden without their heads, while the women wore a hat. Women’s hats are not only a requirement of etiquette, but also a symbol of status, but their hats are not the same as men’s.

In old England, slaves often took off their hats and held them in hands to show respect for their master. According to English custom, when visiting people, they usually take off their hats and hold them in their hands. If you hang a hat on a coat rack, it means staying.Therefore, hang up one’s hat is commonly used in spoken English to mean “settle down” or “stop working.” It is also often used to describe people who are too casual to act as masters in other people’s homes, often sarcastically. For example, she thought her father-in -law was just staying for the weekend, but he is really hung up his hat.Old English people used to wear hats. As the fashion of hats varies from time to time, they are often out of date before they are worn out. Women, in particular, usually wear and dress, and often spend a lot of time on their hats, lest they be laughed at out-of-date.For example, everything he told me was old hat. I have heard it a hundred times before.

The history of this idiom can be traced back to England in the 17th century. At that time, clergy, lawyers, judges and scholars have the habit of wearing hats. They are regarded as thinkers. English is called “thinking men”. They are said to wear hats that help them think, so they are known as thinking cap. In court, when the judge is ready to sentence the death penalty, wear a cap as usual and seriously consider it, and then announce the sentence.The idiom dates back to the late 19th century when the Western United States lost its habit of throwing a hat on the floor as a sign of a fight.For example, the girl is quite capable of deserting you whenever she feels like it at the drop of a hat.

In old America and Europe, when a man did something worthy of praise or praise, people often took off his hat and admired it. Although many people in modern society no longer wear hats, this practice is no longer available, but the usage is gradually accepted by the public.

It’s said that Indians and other peoples in the Americas have been popular with the custom of putting a feather on their hat as a symbol of honor in battle. The idiom “a feather in somebody’s cap” has been produced in English. Although this practice has a long history, it still has its image meaning. It means “someone is proud, something to boast about or a mark of honor, etc.”

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