I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been putting this article off for a little while. The reason I have is quite simple too, it is just such a huge subject! Not only that but hats can be such an individualistic accessory that I feel wary trying to suggest ways for all you ‘beaners to wear them. But nonetheless, into its murky depth I tred…
I’m going to be talking first of all about hats that are more suitable for the casual occasions; the time when you are relaxing or slumming it with your friends, rather than when you’re heading to the office or on a night out. Although that isn’t to say that you couldn’t wear these hats with more formal attire, in fact it can often be a great way dressing down various pieces. But we’ll get into that later.
First of all, why wear a hat? There are plenty of guys out there who simply can’t stand them. They either don’t see the point in them or find that they just have one of those faces that can’t work a hat. Both of these are untrue and easily fixed. Hats provide a functional and practical purpose in the fact that during the colder months they provide you warmth and when the sun is out they provide shade and protection. When it comes to the belief that you just aren’t a ‘hat guy’ then all that means is you haven’t found the right hat yet. Hopefully this article and the one to come will help fix this.
Just before we start getting into the types of hats available to you, let me just make one mention of dressing seasonally because this applies to your headgear too. As with every piece of clothing you buy make sure that it fits the season you’re in. So for A/W I’m talking about knitted hats, whilst fabrics such as tweeds and felts are also a good idea too. When things start to warm up, then you can start moving into more canvas, cotton and straw oriented head wear.
So here are the 3 main hats for casual dress:
And as always here a few ways to wear the above headgear:
So there you have it guys a few ideas of what hats to buy and ways to wear them. Next week we move onto formal hats and ways in which to use hats to either dress up or dress down an outfit.
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