A hat is what it is, a piece of headgear against rain and cold and sometimes just an accessory. There are still old costums like man who take it off out of respect for women or god, or wear it for that same reason all the time. Nowadays there aren’t many men who’d know when, or how, to wear one.
Sure, loads of hipsters on festivals wear those “summertype” hats to tell us all how nonchalant and hip they are. But a real hat, for example a felt one, is rarely seen. Those kinds of hats will give you as a man allure, a little mystery, class, style and sometimes even status. But, foremost, it will bring out the symmetry of ones face and people are naturally drawn to those with the most symmetrical faces.
How to wear a hat properly?
First, let’s do a quick rundown of some terms you will need to learn before choosing your hat. “Taper” describes how narrow the top of the crown is compared to the bottom. Of course, you will have to choose a type of hat that goes with the shape of your face.
A round face tends to look short, so you will want a hat that will give your face a little extra length.Crown: Medium height and seize Taper: Slight Hat band: Narrow band, preferably of contrasting colour. This will add height Brim: Moderate height. Take the brim to it’s full width and turn it up a little. Never straight or downwards. This will make your face appear shorter. Model: Fedora, Gambler, Panama Tip: Lift the front side a little, like they greeted a beautiful women in the old days.
Long and thin face? Make sure your hat makes your face look fuller.Crown: Not too high and make sure it is not square or full Taper: Moderate Hat band: Wide and preferably in a contrasting colour. This will break up the vertical lines in your face Brim: A little wider Model: Fedora, Homburg, Derby Tip: It will look its best on you if you lift the side slightly back.
Your face is more narrow at the chin line than your top half. The best hat is one that will bring balance to your face.Crown: Medium to short height. Pinched at the front. Avoid crowns that are too full of too high Taper: Average Hat band: Medium to narrow. Preferably in a colour similar to the hat Brim: Moderate, slightly rolled back at the sides and flat at the sides. Model: Fedora, Homburg Tip: The hat should slightly lean on one of the sides but never to the back. This makes your forehead appear.
Do you have a square shaped face? Make sure you’ll choose a hat that gives your face some curves instead of your boxy appearance.Crown: Medium height, full and round Taper: Minimal to non-existent Brim: Medium or wide width, de edges turned up Model: Homburg, Bowler Tip: Make sure you do not push the hat to far on your head. “Loose”, is the magic word.
When it comes to a hat, it is key that it will bring balance to your face. Men who have, for example, a large nose should make sure the lines in the hat do not extend those of the face. Big ears that stick out a little? Pick a hat with a wider brim.
‘’The right hat will not only fit properly, it also matches your personality.’’