I posted this on my Leaflet blog because I liked the hat - The Saturno - looks way much better than the Biretta. Here is the priest's comments who posted it:
"Yes, the saturno is available in Rome. So much have the times changed that you even see it in clerical shop windows… along with other hats more than a few clerics of my acquaintance would like to have, alas."
I did not realize priests are ambitious for Bishoprics and the like. I guess I am naive. Although it could explain the pomposity in some - like climbing socialites I suppose.