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Five Crazy Hats to Wear in Honor of the Kentucky Derby


Headwear options for lads who wish to outshine their female companions at this weekend's illustrious horse race.

Traditionally, the Kentucky Derby--which takes place this today and tomorrow--is a time to leisurely place gentlemanly bets on horse races, sip tasty Mint Juleps, and display a dapper ensemble that calls to mind the classic, genteel Southern charms of yore. For ladies, it's also an excuse to wear a hulking, embellished, and ridiculous chapeau--but why should the girls have all the fun? A quick look at the spring 2012 runways shows that there was a plethora of outlandish acts of millinery begging to top of an otherwise pedestrian outfit. Here, we feature just a few of the options--from a regal jeweled crown to a gypsyfied baseball cap--available to men who'd like to prove that their own sartorial savvy can easily eclipse the glamour of a wide-brimmed socialite's topsy-turvy topper.

Above, from left: Comme des Garcons, spring 2012; Duckie Brown, fall 2012; Thom Browne, spring 2012.

Below, from left: John Galliano, spring 2012; Kokon to Zai, spring 2012, available at FarFetch.


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