Howard told Benjy he was (almost) totally fine with recent changes he'd made to his appearance: " of it bothers me except that he has to wear his hat at home. I find that crazy. You don't have to, but you're doing it. Let me say something: when you have self-esteem, you don't wear a hat in your own home."
Benjy said it was no different than Howard walking backward to the bathroom after sex: "You try to hide your ass all the time from Beth...my head is as bad as your ass."