Hello, I've recently been watching "The House of Eliott" on DVD, and thoroughly enjoying it. However, a few times, I've been confused by hat and glove etiquette for ladies! Gloves: I thought gloves were always to be removed when eating, however I recall at least two scenes when they were left on (Aunt Lydia at the grand opening of the House of Eliott, and Evie in a tearoom). Are gloves generally removed indoors, or left on? When eating? When shaking hands (unless you're the Queen, who seems to always leave them on)? Hats: My understanding is that ladies are almost always permitted to leave hats on, as it is considered part of their outfit, and may be difficult to remove (hat pins, etc). So, leave on, even in church, when the national anthem is played (if it's a formal hat, remove if informal such as a baseball cap). However, daytime hats are removed at dusk. Generally, hats are not part of evening attire, unless it's a small cocktail hat, in which case, it may be left on indoors including at concerts, as long as it's small enough not to obstruct others' view. Generally correct/any additions? Modern etiquette seems to involve using your best judgement. However, but I'm curious about what the historic "rules" even were. Thank you! P.S. Modern etiquette question for men’s hats – men are generally expected to remove hats indoors, especially when eating, but what about when you’re at a casual cafe, and there’s no coat rack or empty chair at your table to store your hat? If it were a more formal restaurant, I’d suggest my partner ask the host for somewhere to store his hat (and trust that they have a space). But at informal places (which often seem short on space), what’s a gent to do?