39 thoughts on “Why don't men wear hats anymore?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hats are common down here in Texas, but not those kind of hats. Only hebrews wear those kind of hats (besides fedora tipping fat hecks, but they’ve all died out).

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have half a dozen hats but really only wear two and only on particular occasions: an old beat up gray felt fedora that I wear in inclement weather with a suit and raincoat, (if it’s not raining it just looks try-hard and larpy), and a misshapen straw hat that I wear to the beach.

    Most men who wear hats look ridiculous because they are trying to ape a style that isn’t theirs and are trying to use the hat to appear interesting even though they aren’t.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Most men who wear hats look ridiculous because they are trying to ape a style that isn’t theirs and are trying to use the hat to appear interesting even though they aren’t.
      I get compliments on my hat fairly often, just git gud.

      • Anonymous says:

        Good for you then, anon, provided you are self-aware enough to tell when those compliments are genuine. Note I said most and not all in my initial post.

  3. Anonymous says:

    point me to a place that sells hats that dont look like cheap chink shit being sold for super markup, that suggest a hat type to face shape, and height.

  4. Anonymous says:

    if i try looking up preowned hats on ebay i have to sift through something like 40 pages of shitty baseball caps. hats are dead.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been seeing more men wear fedora hats or similar hats with jean jackets and it actually looks quite good. Obviously facial structure is a big determinant in whether it looks good or not

    • Anonymous says:

      Here in the pnw I’d say about 50% of men wear a baseball cap or a beanie. If you got east of the cascades there are a lot cowboy hats too, worn mostly by Mexicans.

    • Anonymous says:

      ive used it to cover a bad hair day and after clippering my head to stubble,
      but usually i just have to take the hat off because i look better with my hair showing. i blame that on todays selection of hats though.

    • Anonymous says:

      I also believe this to be the reason. It really does feel like the cap came along and just killed hats off completely. The old neckbeard atheist fedora meme also didn’t help matters either.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The advent of the car, you no longer need rain protection at all times. It also used to mean belonging to a community, which has become a dirty word.

  7. Anonymous says:

    aging rock musicians ruined hats

    now any time I see a hat I think "he is struggling to keep his self-image as a virile rock star while his hairline recedes"

  8. Anonymous says:

    I wear a hat almost every day. Helps that I go outside, like literally outside not just walking between a car and a building

    Everyone else in this thread is an idiot

  9. Anonymous says:

    They don’t spend much time outside in direct sun anymore.

    Wherever men spend a lot of time in the sun, you’ll still see hats (although sunscreen has somewhat reduced the need). I wear a hat when I do some jobs that require 10+ hours outside in direct sunlight

  10. Anonymous says:

    They kind of came back since the late 2000s and early 2010s. It just seems to almost require a hipster or traditional aesthetic with the rest of your clothes to go along with it, and a confident enough personality. It is incongruous to just be wearing a traditional men’s hat with only a t-shirt and jeans, much of the time, and it doesn’t look right with shorts. Those are the majority of the sources of the negative stereotypes.

    • Anonymous says:

      The hat wasn’t really worn backwards. A photo from above showed his hat band buckle at his left side, which is correct. Also, the cattleman’s crease is usually identical on either side, so he picked the least offensive style to wear backwards, at least as far as the general public is concerned. Wearing a teardrop hat backwards is much more obvious to be made looking messed up.

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