Lol.... tacky and redneck was never a fad, it's a lifestyle. I'll bet you a dollar to a donut hole that those who claim it to be "safety equipment" will also wear it everywhere. (I suppose it's worn in restaurants to protect us from sharp flying chicken bones in the event of food fight??) I started wearing it only because of thinning hair and a sunburned scalp. But I take the cap off and tuck it halfway down into the small of my back when I'm indoors in a public place. But I'm weird, as I also never got on-board with wearing flip-flops. lol.