Tongues are wagging about the weird hat that Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia wore to the inauguration. What would be an appropriate name for this rather unique headgear?
Un Chapeau Étrange
The Witch Burner
The Bonnet of Strict Constructionism
Update: For the curious, here’s the real story.
The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.