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Black as your hat

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 12, 2011 at 22:08

In Reply to: Black as your hat posted by mars on April 12, 2011 at 09:05:

: Where does 'black as your hat' come from?

From the fact that for a hundred years or so the vast majority of men's hats in Britain - apart from straw hats which were a special case - were black. Think top hats, bowler hats, homburg hats, etc.