What's a real hat then?
Fur felt(wool felt is okay), straw and for more casual attire the newsboy/ivy cap (in the West at least). Even some of the ecclesiastical head wear of clergy is fur-felt, but the majority of clergy don't wear hats anymore either.
The following photographs are from 1940s Puerto Rico, in the sugarcane fields and farms.
|Sugar cane workers, vicinity of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, (LOC), Jack Delano|
|FSA borrower who is a member of a sugar cooperative, vicinity of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico|
(LOC), Jack Delano
|FSA borrower and member of Yauco tomato cooperative, planting tomatoes on his farm in the hills,|
vicinity of Yauco, Puerto Rico (LOC), Jack Delano
|Man in a sugar cane field during harvest, Puerto Rico (LOC), Jack Delano|
|Sugar cane workers resting, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (LOC), Jack Delano|
|FSA borrower? in a sugar-cane field, Puerto Rico (LOC), Jack Delano|
...and yes, I do wear baseball caps and also mil-spec boonie hats, but I would never use them outside of a casual or work environment. At the moment I do not own a fur felt hat but I do use a wool ivy hat and a mighty handsome panama straw fedora during the hot season. One day I might become a full fledged hat snob.
* I have been conditioned to refer to hats as 'covers' as in 'campaign covers', so it was kind of hard for me to continually type hat... just kidding, not really... no, I'm for real... psych... no really... I don't know.