It's clear to me that there was always variations in brim widths according to personal taste, but I'm wondering how close we as a group can come to characterizing the "typical" brim widths of various decades. I have the impression that throughout the 50's brims became more narrow, and by 1960 the "stingy" (which I define as under 2") was in style. Of course, this also match tie widths and lapel widths common on men's coats of that period. However, I really don't have a picture of the evolution of typical brim widths from the wider brims of earlier decades to those of the 60's. Can those of you who have the ability to assign a rough date to your hats - or who have studied this - shed some light on the trends in brim widths, starting perhaps around 1900? Could be an interesting discussion.