Posted by Bob on January 13, 2006
In Reply to: If you want to get ahead, get a hat posted by James Briggs on January 13, 2006
: : What is the meaning of this phrase "If you want to get ahead, get a hat."
: It's a play on words. It was an advertising slogan in the UK in the 1940s, when most men still wore hats - caps, trilbys or bowlers - by Dunn & Co, hatmakers. It implied that, in order to advance in life, you needed a hat to help you on your way.
Does anyone still wear a bowler? In the City perhaps?