"The hat is the ultimatum moriens of respectability." (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
Ollie might have changed his mind if he had been at the AOK party at Ft. Leavenworth tonight. "AOK" stands for "Aussie," "Orange," and "Kiwi," and indeed the Australian, Dutch, and New Zealand officers were our hosts for the evening. As the invitation said, "No hat, no entry. No mug, no beer." No worry--there were hats and mugs a-plenty, but we checked our respectability at the door!
Fred opted to wear his German Volksmarch hat:
I don't get many excuses to wear my Derby hat, so I had no difficulty deciding what to wear:
All other photos are here (you can click on any photo to see it larger in a new tab):