As men has become more and more fashion savvy, accessories to create a unique styles and make distinction also has a huge boom. And hats have always been a great way to tune-up your look, because they provide a lot of versatility and cover a large spectrum of styles. As a result, there is a huge selection of hats to choose from, so here is a few styles that you can consider choosing.
The Pork Pie Hat.
Made from felt or straw, pork pie hat is a type of hat features a cylindrical crown and a flat top. It is short (usually 3″ to 4″ in height) and has an indentation all the way around its top. The hat got it name because it resembled the pork pie dish, and for years it was considered a staple of the British man-about-town style.
The pork pie hat can be styled with slim fitted blazers, light colors slim-fit chinos and boat shoes, or can be easily complemented by a sleek button-down shirt accessorized by a silk printed tie.
The Flat Cap.
A flat cap, also called bunnet in Scotland, is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front. It can be made from wool and cotton, but it is usually created out of tweed, while the inside of the cap is usually lined with silk. The style’s history dated back to the 14th century. Flat cap also go around with the name working cap for its origins among British immigrants.
As the name implied, the hat fit for a working environment, but just as perfect when it comes to top a casual outfit. In fact, the flat cap can be worn with pretty much anything. Experiment with cotton shorts, slim-fit jeans, polo shirts, waist-coats and oxford shirts and don’t forget about the brogues or the boots.
A fedora is a felt hat most commonly worn by men. The hat is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and “pinched” in the front on both sides. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns or center dents and the positioning of pinches can vary. The typical crown is usually about 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters).
The crease of the crown, the pinch at the front, and the snap of the brim make the fedora the most expressive and personal hat shape. Wear it with slim-fit cotton shirts, straight leg trousers and lightweight blazers. Finish the look with suede brogues and circular sunglasses.
Boater is a kind of formal summer hat for men, but also has other names such as straw boater, skimmer or somer. It is normally made of stiff sennit straw and has a stiff flat crown and brim. A typical boater can have a solid or striped grosgrain ribbon around the crown.
Boaters got its name in the late 19th century and early 20th. He hats were popular as casual summer headgear, especially for boating and sailing. You can make the most out of the boater and wear it with basic t-shirts, jeans and checkered button-downs for a casual approach, or team it with summer suits in light colors for a more elegant styling.
The Newsboy Cap.
The newsboy cap, also known as Gatsby, fisherman’s cap or pageboy, is a casual-wear cap which looked quite similar to the flat cap. It has the same overall shape and stiff peak in front, but the body of the cap is rounder, fuller, and paneled with a button on top.
The 1920s signature Gatsby is ideal for adding a dash of dapper to an everyday outfit. Try pairing it to denim shirts, slim-fit trousers, jersey t-shirts and jeans and accent it with light scarves.
The Baseball Cap.
Pretty popular with baseball lovers, baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a stiff peak projecting in front. The front of the cap usually contains designs or logos of sports teams. The back of the cap may be “fitted” to the wearer’s head size or it may have a plastic, Velcro, or elastic adjuster so that it can be quickly adjusted to fit different wearers.
A very common style out of all the current men’s hats, baseball cap is one of the rare pieces that transcends all styles, changing very little over time. The cap can be easily founded in everyday casual wear, which means that you could wear it with everything in between casual trousers, jeans, cotton t-shirts and jackets, sneakers and suede boots.
The Patrol Cap.
Sometimes known as an update of baseball cap, the military-inspired cap also appeared often in everyday wear. Patrol cap, or cadet or field cap, is a soft kepi with a stiff, rounded visor, and flat top. The materials are usually 50% cotton, 50% nylon blend.
The cap has many variations in different color variation and patterns. It can be worn with both casual t-shirts and trousers, as well as dressier versions of the two.