A gentleman wears hats, *especially* when not necessary. Lately I have been extending this to the jaunty summer hat, and have my eye on a classic Locke and Co trilby that is admittedly expensive but absolutely worth it for an extra touch of class.
The beard, regardless of what haters may say, is a distinguishing mark of 100 per cent manliness. It's authoritative, and increases the power of the male in an office or social situation by a million per cent.
This has been part one of the gentleman's path. If you disagree, you, sir, are not a gentleman. Hat and beard. Get to it.