There was also one killer of a match, which came so completely to the wire that I was forced to make a judgment call: the coonskin cap/shtreimel match exactly tied, at 21 votes each. I kept hoping someone would come by before the deadline and break the tie, but it didn't happen, so, in a move that will probably make no one happy, I've decided to give it to the coonskin cap, which got to 21 votes first. I feel like I'm perverting the purity of the research here, but what else could I do?
Let's get right to it. Thank you for aiding science, and your photographic guide to the contenders is
Bicorne (Napoleon hat).
Energy dome (ziggurat hat, or Devo hat).
Mitre (Pope's hat).
Now VOTE! VOTE AS HARD AS YOU CAN! God and man are counting on you.