@size 38R, no-one here has made a general argument against hats. All that has been pointed out by several people is the bowler hat has not survived the test of time in the way that other particular hats have. Indeed gentlemen's hats in general have had a tough time, but the bowler (derby, coke hat, whatever you call it) has been in particular consigned to history.
It's far from the only hat that would now look anachronistic - tricorns, top hats outside of very particular contexts and especially stove pipe hats, very tall-crowned fedoras... all of these come across as out-of-time. Less extravagent fedoras, trilby hats, homburgs and stetsons all have their place, albeit a smaller place than they used to have, and almost no gentleman's hat is now a requirement or an expectation, except for top hats at formal weddings or other very traditionally formal occasions, such as being given an award by the Queen. On the other hand, working men's caps, sports caps and other informal hats are still everywhere... although even some of these look more anachronistic than others.
I'm sorry you don't like being told this - indeed, you don't seem to like being told anything - but just because you protest or attack the messenger, it does not make the message less true. And no-one is saying you can't wear them, but you will have to put up with the fact that you will look costumey and anachronistic. As to whether you mind that or not, that is indeed up to you... Mr Claymore clearly doesn't mind and good for him - but he's also not denying the general argument that bowlers are no longer a widely current item of headwear.
^^ if you are gonna selectively quote to put forward an argument, do it properly.
and this quote is from a man who posted a fit wearing a top hat. -dressed as dracula.
- in an attempt to show me how to dress better. it was epic.