In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Tweed jackets are popular with the men, along with garish ties and socks, coloured shirts with white collars, coats with velvet lapels, yellow cords - all topped off with a flat cap or a trilby.
- Very few of them, no matter how poor, are bareheaded: the men wear flat caps, bowlers, straw boaters, trilbies, toppers, the women shawls or floral hats.
- He was renowned for wearing a battered trilby and long overcoat, and carrying a suitcase containing painting equipment, a bottle of Guinness and cold sausages.
- He then set up the flip chart in the corner of the room, and took a tweed trilby from the hat stand and arranged it jauntily on his head.
- The man on the doorstep had a camera dangling round his neck and was wearing a soft trilby hat - the kind that George Raft used to wear.
- Stockport Hat Museum provided a trilby and he made eight trips to a vintage clothes shop in Haworth, west Yorkshire, to obtain his 1940s suit, overcoat, and gloves.
- They wear trousers, even trilbies, shirts and ties, and they're not the butch ones.
- The felt trilby and cord shopper creates a mix and match look for head to toe style.
- His father was dressed in a rubber macintosh, with thick domestic gloves, spats, and a trilby hat.
- Andrew enjoyed golf and will be remembered for his debonair appearance, particularly the rakish angle of his trilby hat and his cream calfskin gloves.
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