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Top Gear?

I've been told that

It used to be said,

'Get a hat, young man, to get ahead.'

Not a toff's top-hat, crafted from silk,

But some natty titfer -

And all of that ilk.


Once, one's social standing

Was made clear by a hat -

The Bowler, the Homburg, the

Trilby -

Then, at last, the poor man's cap -

Threadbare, misshapen and filthy.


Today, there's the ubiquitous Baseball Cap -

Our egalitarian, 'one-size-fits-all'.

What adorns it, must be said,

Are logos and slogans

That can't quite be read.

Are those more important

Than what's going on inside

Their wearer's head?


Finally, of course, there's our

Great British Crown -

Symbol of both State and Nation -

That bestows on beings

Who temporally bear it,

Equal ridicule and adulation...









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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
25 de mai. de 2023

I love a hat of any description. This was fun.

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John Dallison
John Dallison
23 de mai. de 2023

Please note, the Flat Cap is my own personal, must have, go-to chapeau of choice!

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Membro desconhecido
22 de mai. de 2023

Hats off to you on this one John. 🎩🎓👑🧢⛑️👒🪖

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
22 de mai. de 2023

So good to read this John, my 'cap' is indeed now threadbare but then it ha weathered dale and city over many years, but was never of weight enough to bow my head. Thank you for the thoughts arising John.


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