I seem to have acquired a collection of hats despite having always called myself "not a hat guy". I was generously gifted an original Tilley many years ago, tried it, hated it, regifted it. An old wool-felt fedora I picked up in Paris several years ago was happy on my head until we both got caught out in the rain. It went from magnifique to misérable. I will need to steam it back into shape. Until then it sits amongst some tripping gear up on a shelf. For the past few seasons I've worn any number of ball caps, but they mostly spend their time in a stacked pile in the front hall closet waiting to be called up. I have a new folding one that fits well under my cycling helmet, and I like it. It may stay there. My beater straw Panama is better suited to summer concerts in the park. Being a long hair, I sometimes wear bandannas, but I like the protection from the sun that brims provide. I tried a boonie type Tilley knock-off but it soon became my work hat, protecting me not from sun and rain, but from plaster, dust, and paint. I cherish two wool flat caps, both came all the way from Ireland, but I don't wear them. The two voices arguing up there where a hat should go haven't decided for me which hat style, if any, will be my next tripping hat. Packer? Fedora? Stetson? Wool? Waxed?