Watch the Evolution of Hats Over 400 Years in 3 Minutes

For some, hats are an indispensable part of their wardrobe, and whether they change hats as often as their outfits, or swear by one style of hat only, it is undeniable that the accessory ranks as one of the most expressive in the arsenal of the sartorially minded. GQ covers the evolution of the hat in its latest video, spanning 400 years and offering tidbits on everything from the bicorne of Napoleon’s time to Walter White’s signature porkpie hat in Breaking Bad. As the video progresses, we see gradually more recognizable headwear and a dawning realization of the longevity of some hat styles, with some such as the Stetson and fedora still seeing widespread use in the modern day. Enjoy the video.