Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 03, 2000
In Reply to: Origin? Date of Origin? posted by Martin Ryanson on February 03, 2000
: Where does the phrase "My Hat Goes off to You" come from, and when did it originate? I haven't been able to find the origin.
In days of old,a gentleman would not leave home without wearing
his hat. A gentleman would remove his hat as a form of etiquette.
He would remove his hat in the presence of a lady, upon entering
someone's home and other certain social situations and gatherings.
The wearing of hats has generally disappeared in our society but the expression has remained as a gesture of good will and civility towards someone.