The way I heard it, Grandma & Grandpa Barret were rolling in money and Dad wasn't up to their standards... financially.
At Leipzig) the surplice is still worn; but the pastors now usually wear a barret cap, a black gown of the type worn by Luther himself, and white bands.
"Barret-cap"), a cap worn by the Catholic clergy.
The "cap of maintenance" still borne before the English sovereign on state occasions is a barret-cap of the type of the 14th and 15th centuries; it symbolized the cherished feudal right of maintaining a personal armed following.
By the i 6th century the barret-cap had become the common head-gear of all people of substance, men and women.