I just noticed this thread. Just about everything I would say has been said already. What is interesting to me is that I have come to a point where I think I look a lot better with a hat on than without one. I actually feel a little self conscious taking it off. I honestly never think twice about it as I grab my coat and hat every morning and head for the door, and I wear a suit and tie every day. As others have said here, don't worry what people may or may not say. People go around in all kinds of hideous states of dress, or undress, these days. At least you will look classy.