Not a tin foil hat

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This is the headgear I ended up wearing to the fancy-pants (and hats!) do I attended last weekend. 

In the end, despite Google's helpful hint, organza beat out aluminium (or aluminum, as the Yanks say) to become the headgear of choice. 

I believe this particular hat was a success, because number one, it cast a wide and flatteringly dark shadow across my mug for most of the day; and two: I'm sure it was the only reason why I secured a photo op with a South African celebrity. (The shoes would be pissed to hear this... they think THEY were the sole reason for the hobnobbing, since they provided me with the necessary height required to rub shoulders with the country's rich, famous and infamous. Sorry to say that you lose, shoes, because the hat didn't give me painful blisters!) 

So hats off to The Hat! 

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