They have been rolling in too much hay
Once I went to an estate sale and the woman was a clothes horse who went to New York for several seasons in the forties to buy wardrobe. I took home dozens of shoes still in boxes. Baby Leopard prints and Joan Crawford heels in alligator skin. Numerous hats all by the same maker, Lilly Daché! I still have a few of the hats but I wore the rest of the stuff to pieces.