Some guys just don’t look good in 'em, and I’m one, I guess.
We have a truck dealer here in Georgia who is very narrow of face and it looks like the only things that keep his Stetson from swallowing his head are his two ears.
Back in the 80’s me and a couple of fellow DJ’s started wearing them. (I forget the blocking name, but think David Alan Coe.) We all thought we were heated feces, but I felt really uncomfortable in mine. It just never looked right on me. I have kind of an oval face, and the fact that the sides of the hat were just straight made me look kinda goofy, so I stopped wearing it and eventually it just kinda disappeared.
So how come some guys just manage to look like they were born to wear the damn things? Is it a matter of making a certain blocking one’s own and damn what anyone thinks, or are there actually hat merchants who will tell you, “Sir, sorry, but western just doesn’t become you. I could noit sleep at night if I sold you that hat!”?