Straw hats. Good or bad?
Short answer - Very good.
Long answer - Straw hats for me are wonderfully English. They bring to my mind a perfect summers day, and an English gentleman enjoying a spot of cricket somewhere beautiful like Arundel. He has a picnic, with the egg sandwiches, scones and Pimms. His wife is wearing a flowery dress. Their son will be sitting quietly, absorbing the cricket, whilst their daughter will be making daisy chains and sipping ginger beer.
His name will be something like Quentin de Forrest, and he'll politely applaud as the opening batsman passes 50. He'll vote Conservative, as he knows he can't trust Labour with his money, which he has plenty of, as he's a high-quality conveyancer. He's the kind of person who Nigel Havers has based his whole acting career on.
But the most important thing about him? The thing that sums up his Englishness? It's the straw hat, my friends. It is the straw hat.
A perfect hat, for the perfect English gentleman. We praise thee, straw hats!