|[Front L. Justice Sotomayor, R. Justice Scalia; Back L. Justice Thomas, R. Justice Kagan]|
Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wore some distinctive head-wear to the public swearing in ceremony. Scalia donned a hat which was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society from November 2010 that is a custom made replica based on the 1527 portrait of St. Thomas More by Hans Holbein.
What is more interesting than the fashionista question: "What are you wearing?" would be "Why are you wearing that hat?" Was this just an opportune occasion to wear a stylish cap? Or might the sartorial choice be subtle statement which echoes the inspiration for the Fortnight for Freedom?
|[L.] . Justice Scalia at Inauguration [R] Detail of St. Thomas More portrait by Hans Holbein (1527)|
You be the judge.
h/t: First Things