Top Gear's Clarkson Faces Head Gear Challenge

silly_hatsROSEBOOM, N.Y., Jan. 22 /Newzwire/ -- Known for being over-the-top in deed and word, Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of the BBC hit series "Top Gear" may be facing a challenge for the 'top spot' when it comes to winter head gear.

Clarkson, seen it the top half of the image on the left, famously wore an elaborate fur hat for a recent cold weather motoring adventure.

But spy photos of a recently spotted winter head gear classic are now appearing (see bottom half of image on left) which may lay claim to the top-head-gear crown.

Described by one millinery aficionado as "a classic, full of the elegance that comes from simple lines and the very best in raw materials," this design is beautifully executed in seal skin. The hat is reported to be 50 years old, of a type once produced for the Hudson Bay Company in Canada.

Little is known about the current owner although he is rumored to have inherited the hat from his father, an engineer who spent time working on automative projects in Detroit and Ohio in the late 1950s.


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