Watching the inauguration, it was hard to believe so many men were not wearing hat. I saw lots of black overcoats, but going bare-headed in that kind of weather is not very smart.
But I am an ex-clothing and hat merchant, and know few stores have a hat department. Selling a dress hat is a lost art.
Now, cowboys know how to wear a hat. I sold a lot of good hats, but that was a different era.