So forgive me if this topic has already been discussed ad nauseum. If it has just direct me to the correct thread and I will head over there. If not, why hats, what attracted you to them? Was it for function, fashion, a family member who wore them, what? I grew up in a family where none of the men wore hats, grandfather, father, uncles, cousins, no one. So that was not the impetus for me. I used to be a golf professional and spent countless hours giving lessons out in the sun and hated wearing sun screen. Had a growth on my face that would not go away so had it looked at and it turned out to be skin cancer. Decided I did not want a doctor taking out any more of my face so I started looking at hats. Not a baseball hat wearing kind of guy and I looked like Gomer Pyle in a bucket hat, so I needed to find an alternative. I happened to be in a pro shop one day and saw this cool looking outback style straw hat by Greg Norman (Famous Australian Golfer with a clothing line) bought it and have been wearing that kind of style ever since. Early 90’s as far as I remember. So, again what started you on this journey?