Okay, you must have heard of Jack Abramoff, the lobbiest that has pled guilty and will soon begin to testify about who he was dealing with. As in which in the government he coerced to do things unethically.
Well, one of the things that came up was his dress for the first day at trial. Some claimed he dressed like a gangster, like the Godfather AKA the mafia. See he was wearing an all black suit and in specific a fedora. What the ignorant American's don't know would fill a book. Okay, until I read about it in Salon.com I wouldn't have known either. See, there are certain clothing worn by the jewish in specific situations. Like when you are making a statement of contrition. As in pleading guilty to federal charges. So it is very possible that he was dressed in that way as homage to his culture and his religion.
Learn something new every day.