I’ve always enjoyed wearing hats. They just are so much fun! Some kinds of hats, like baseball caps, typically have a message of some type. It’s easy to show off my pride for a favorite sports team or fondness for a particular Disney character - my choice is Tigger©.
One hat that looks good on and can be worn by anyone, male or female, is the fedora. Take your pick of the Trilby, Safari, Straw, or Classic Felt Fedora, among others. There’s a style for every outfit and a myriad of colors to choose from.
Typically designed to be broad and circular, the straw or felt fedora has a crown capable of being changed by the addition of creases and patterns. The open-crowned variety is meant for the owner to change. You’ll also find designs with pinches and creases added by the hat-maker or haberdasher.
|Dean Martin wore a stetson for Rio Bravo,||but also looked great in a fedora.|
To avoid falling in love with a hat I can’t wear, I start my hat-hunting expedition by looking for the right size. A good fit allows enough loose area that it won’t make a mark on my head. That lets me wear it at a jaunty angle, tilted back, or in the style of a traditional man’s business hat.
Tan, brown, black, and gray are favorite fedora colors. I’ve owned hunter green, gold, royal blue, and red ones, as well as tan and gray. I especially like the red fedora pictured above.
Hats are always in style! Which colors and types are your favorites?