The hat is a vital part of any guy's wardrobe, and according to a new video from GQ and YouTube star Jim Chapman headwear in many different forms have mattered to stylish men for the past 400 years.

The video drops actual knowledge on hats, for instance, a derby hat was designed to stay on while horseback riding, intermixed with snarky commentary, like beanies are typically worn "indoors by bearded men." So whether you're looking for a few laughs or are actually interested in learning something, this video will do the trick. 

Looking to take a crash course in other areas of style history? Then check out these infographics that explore the history of shoessneakers, bucket hats, and which trends Kanye West is responsible for.

Watch the evolution of hats video above.