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I'm trying to wrap my mind around the "not practical, and usually ill fitting" statement. I've worn them and liked them since I was a kid. They can be found sized or adjustable. They don't blow off in the wind and do a very good job of keeping the sun out of your eyes. We have plenty of both those items in this part of the world. Probably 90% of the head covers you see here are ball caps.
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I'm trying to wrap my mind around the "not practical, and usually ill fitting" statement. I've worn them and liked them since I was a kid. They can be found sized or adjustable. They don't blow off in the wind and do a very good job of keeping the sun out of your eyes. We have plenty of both those items in this part of the world. Probably 90% of the head covers you see here are ball caps.
Chalk it up to individual differences and experimentation with different hat styles. I have a couple of really good baseball style caps and they are nowhere near as useful as the alternatives I have. For example, for warm weather wear, my Tilly hat is drastically better than a a baseball cap, for me.

A big factor is living in the north. You get a lot more clothes when you live in the north than when you live in the south. People are tuned into trying different clothing styles. I see a lot more variety in head gear in the north than I see in the south, except in the extremes like near the equator and in desert.

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"You get a lot more clothes when you live in the north than when you live in the south." Well, I suppose that makes sense unless you want to freeze your cajones off. I seem to remember some sayings about brass monkeys and witches. By the way, ball caps are available with mesh tops just like hats. I'll confess to having a Barhma and also a Conner hat with mesh crowns that are cool and ear friendly plus very light weight in the summer. They are still a PIA on a windy day though.
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I still wear a couple of my dad's Fedoras on occasion.
I actually wear one while gardening some times, not as hot as a baseball cap.

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Fedoras was the hat of choice for southerners pre 1970s , use to be if you saw someone wearing a flat cap , you knew they were from up north .

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Pork pie hats are very popular here too.
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I have an accent, but it's from being raised in the south......

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