Sherlock Holmes isn’t the only iconic hat detective. Sam Spade isn’t nearly as shady without his fedora. The dapper Hercule Poirot isn’t completely dressed without a bowler. Hats once helped a to detective to blend into the background of the times. Now, thanks to film and television, they are an instantly recognizable part of the detective persona. Season 3 of the BBC's Sherlock ended on Monday. The COSI SHERLOCK HOLMES exhibit opens this Saturday, February 8th.
Hats off to the originals that continue to endure and inspire!