After the Vivienne Westwood-designed cap made its debut at the 2014 Grammys, Arby's caused a stir on social media by asking Pharrell to return what it insisted was, in fact, its signature brown derby. Arby's eventually purchased the hat at a charity auction for $40,000.
Now, the restaurant is lending the famous headgear to Washington, D.C.'s Newseum, a museum of news and journalism, in a nod to the growing influence of social media on the way people engage with the news. And, we feel, a fitting one. Better fitting, even, than that rather oversized hat.
Click through for more information, and to see a sweet video depicting the hat's journey to the nation's capital. Not bad for a topper possibly inspired by roast beef sandwiches.(Huffington Post)