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Regarding Your Derby Hat for Saturday

  • Najib Benouar

We’ve spent the past few days getting excited about the Kentucky Derby but we’d be remiss not to mention Cinco de Mayo is also on Saturday. So, in the spirit of bipartisanship, an intrepid soul might want to top off his seersucker suit with a stately sombrero. (A time-efficient way to dress for both parties you’ll be attending.) We’re not going to outright endorse the idea, but we’ll leave you with this: when dealing with anything costume-y, you should proceed with caution and aplomb. Remember, your sartorial reputation is at stake, so make sure it’s nothing flimsy or that you received for your birthday at a restaurant. We’d suggest keeping it authentic—like one of these from El Paso, let’s say—and knowing when it’s time to take it off.

Most importantly: it’s not a license to mix bourbon into your margarita.