Friday, January 06, 2006

Jack's Hat

More on the hat that Jack wore, from around the Internet:

"What struck me was that Abramoff was wearing my hat, a Borsalino, the ne plus ultra of Yeshiva boy caps."

"Because he is a practicing Orthodox Jew, some have suggested that his black attire and his hat are a reflection of religiosity, and not a homage to Don Vito Corleone. It is true that those who are facing prison time -- and Abramoff's plea deal suggests he will get 9 1/2 to 11 years -- often draw closer to their Creator. So it may be that the Almighty was on Abramoff's mind."

The Forward
"The hat in question, a Como II fedora made by Borsalino, retails on the Bencraft Web site for $200. Salesman Asher, who declined to give his last name, told the Forward that Bencraft sells the majority of its hats to religious Jews, but that Abramoff's model “is not a particularly religious hat.” He said the hats Bencraft sells to religious Jews typically have “a bit higher crown and a bigger brim.”