Ever since I saw this in Wind Waker, I thought that the hat had to go.
Twilight Princess again teased it, but then went right back around and gave us the hat again.
Minish Cap justified the hat possibly better than any other game. Ezlo and his central role in the game redeemed the hat for me. But none of the other hats were Ezlo, so no dice for them.
Skyward Sword at least had a pretty legit reason for it, what with it being part of his knight's uniform. Still, hatless Link was better.
Enter Breath of the Wild.
THE HAT IS GONE. YES!
|I like the ponytail, too. This is probably a divisive opinion.|
|The Shiekah symbol. Link's new default clothes share its coloring.|
|Despite his new default attire, there are other sets of clothing in the game. Here, Link can be seen wearing a full set of armor.|
|Link's Amiibo design.|
Redditor zeltik's fan rendition of the classic tunic, Breath of the Wild style.