The Three of Them

"The three of them started for the door, and I watched them go. They were good-looking young fellows, wore good clothes; none of them wore hats, and they looked like they had plenty of money. They talked plenty of money, anyway, and they spoke the kind of English Cubans with money speak." (9)

 "Old Havana Housefronts" by Walker Evans, 1933. From  here .

"Old Havana Housefronts" by Walker Evans, 1933. From here.

Hemingway, Ernest. To Have and Have Not. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1966 [1937].

 

Ernest, what does not wearing hats have anything to do with it? I think it's the semi-colon that gets me.