Once you are set on buying yourself this stylish accessory, you need to figure out what will look good on you.
Before you head to the nearest hat store, heed to this quick guide: how to tap into the modern hat world.
The panama hat:
The name of this type of the hat originates from the Panama Canal through which these toquilla straw hats were shipped to America and Europe. Light and breathable, they are perfect for seaside walks in a hot weather. A panama hat is an infallible match for a light-colored summer suit and a pair of loafers.
When we think of a hat, most of us conjure up exactly the fedora – a soft felt hat with a snapped brim and a lengthwise crease that may have a diamond or a teardrop shape. This iconic gents’ hat can be worn in a serious or a casual way: with the brim parallel your eyebrows, turned up at the back, or mysteriously shading your eyes. Positioning of pinches, the shape of the crown – it all makes difference. The fedora hat is a smart and practical partner for a suit, straight-legged trousers or jeans with a tight-fitting shirt or a light jacket, and as a final touch – a pair of brogues.
The trilby hat:
Trilby hats are similar to fedoras but have a sharper crown and a shorter brim tipping upwards at the back. Once a symbol of the English upper class, nowadays it’s one of the most popular hats with showbiz stars and designers. Originally, the material for trilby hats was rabbit hair felt; at present, they are made from tweed, wool as well as straw and nylon blends. They look good with cotton suits and driving shoes, otherwise, the trilby can be a match for a t-shirt and slim-fitted shorts.