With the conclusion of the Royal Ascot races in Berkshire, England, the world has finally been relieved of the wonderful British sense of "fashion."
Horse racing in general brings out a mix of church-going dresses and rather ridiculous cloths cut into the shapes of clothing.
However, nothing draws attention quite like the hats do.
And, like every Royal Ascot events before it, the more outlandish the hat, the more attention paid to the spectator underneath it.
But some hats just don't justify seeing the light of day. This is a story of those hats. And, as the old man might say, if you went down to the local homeless shelter wearing one, you might get yourself a free bowl of soup out of pity.
Here are some of the most ridiculous hats from Royal Ascot 2012.
These outrages hats were found in the Daily Mail.