Some time ago I watched an old episode of Poirot, entitled Murder In Mesopotamia.
That celebrated sleuth's faithful companion, Captain Arthur Hastings OBE, wore a rather fine, sand-coloured, type of fedora or trilby hat.
Now I've a confession to make: I possess a considerable of hats, including three fedoras and trilbys.
Four of my hats are made by James Lock & Company, of St James's, London.
Are any readers remotely interested in my hat collection?
After viewing the Poirot episode, I had a rummage though the drawer and unearthed one of them, a medium brim, lightweight, soft, foldable, travel felt trilby.
It is called The Voyager.
They thoughtfully supplied the hat in a white travel tube, alas impractical for my compact hand luggage:
Turn the brim down, push out the crown shape to form a dome; softly, fold your hat convex and concave; roll your hat up; put it in the travel tube, brim uppermost; on arrival at your destination always unfold your hat, then reshape the crown and brim.First published in March, 2013.