Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The humble hat

If you've got the balls to pull off a great hat then I am envious. Hats have been the tipping point for many a sartorial outfit for decades; from the 40's cloche to the 70's flop and the 90's baseball cap - they've been around.

If you're not used to them though the hat becomes less humble and more intimidating. Personally I think it's all about confidence, you need to own that hat (girlfriend).

Plus, you know, don't go overboard and choose something more suited to Royal Ascot then a quick dash down the shops.

The felt fedora is a good place to start. Simple, chic and a wide brim that essentially serves as a make-shift umbrella.
Bailey for J Crew charcoal felt hat, The Accessory Store camel mid felt fedora, Country Road grey wide brim fedora,
Witchery black felt fedora, Catarzi Exclusive to Asos bordeaux classic fedora

My favourite is the Country Road one- I love the wide brim and I think the contrast of the grey and the black is a great combo; it's softer than all black but still got a masculine edge to it which I think is one of the sexy things about the fedora in the first place.

Images via Pinterest
There are so many great ways to style a good looking hat and these are just a couple of my favourite inspiration images (check out my pinterest board for more). Like I said, I think confidence is half the battle, the other half is finding the right hat. And seeing as I've given a few options above're I'm really running out of excuses not to give it a go.


  1. Love this! Made me want to buy a hat tomoz!