Hello, It is generally accepted that hats began to fall out of fashion in the 50s in the USA; in the 40s you see plenty of hats, they begin a decline in the 50s and pretty much are in the minority by the 60s. I know this is generalization, that there are regional differences, etc. It may be my impression, but could it be the demise of the hat was more precocious in Europe, or at least parts of it (Mediterranean areas first?), by about a decade? What do you think?