Hats in Summer

With the major risk of getting face slapped over here, I will say, that when it comes to hats, although I adore SOME of the looks I’m not totally hooked on this trend. For example I’ve never worn a hat in town, the only public place I’ve donned one was on holiday in Greece I think. Then there was this one weekend at a barbecue party with friends (don’t count as public place though), and a photo session. On all these 3 occasions I’ve worn a panama hat, a fedora, and a cowboy style.

And it just so happens that it’s only these 3 specific styles I find great. No. I actually find fucking amazing, if done properly. If not just lose the fucking hat altogether. 

So then, you’re entitled to ask and remain in shock upon finding out the answer to this: ‘Do you not fancy floppy hats?’ GOD, NO. I like their 70s diva vibe, how they look on the runway, but that’s it. And don’t even get me started on those royal hats, which, with no offence to the Royal fashion (which in itself sucks as well) are utterly ridiculous. And so is the concept of what they stand for, superior social stats and class division, ultimate elegance and refinement. Okay we get it, you’re rich, but style my friends… you ain’t got. The whole world begs to differ with me, or so I presume, but… that’s just what I think.

And it probably is this very idea of what hats once stood for that make me dislike them. The pretentiousness of it all, the image of preposterous dames all bundled and buttoned up at boiling degrees cause you know… they have to flaunt their properness. Ugh.

 

But… as my silly unstable mind usually goes… on the other hand a woman who knows how to wear a hat is fucking amazing. Given that the hat is a fedora, panama or cowboy. I’m still sticking by my 3 styles, sorry about that. 

What makes me totally love these 3 hats, as opposed to all the other styles, is what they ooze when rocked with cool outfits and great attitude. Having said that I love a cowboy and panama hat for the beach. They both look great with casual, effortless outfits like: jeans, cutoffs, tank tops, tees, jackets, all-denim styles, leather, boho-chic dresses… you get the idea.

A Complete Guide to Women Hats

Nowadays, a hat is a controversial piece of clothing.A hat is not only a suave way to finish off your outfits, it’s also a versatile, functional men’s accessory available in all season. Sun, snow and rain etc,…there’s almost nothing  Mother Earth can throw at you that won’t be assuaged by the a hat.

Brush up on the different kinds available, then surf through our website of headgear inspiration and ideas. You’ll soon see the hat is an effortless and stylish final touch.

Hat styles get as creative as the people who wear them, but the following styles are the basics you need to know.

Panama Hat

A Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Traditionally, hats were made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla. palm or jipijapa palm, although it is a palm-like plant rather than a true palm.

Panama hats are light-colored, lightweight, and breathable, and often worn as accessories to summer-weight suits, such as those made of linen or silk. The tightness, the finesse of the weave, and the time spent in weaving a complete hat out of the toquilla straw characterize its quality. Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, these hats became popular as tropical and seaside accessories owing to their ease of wear and ability to breath.

The art of weaving the traditional Ecuadorian toquilla hat was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists on 6 December 2012.Panama hat is an Intangible Cultural Heritage, a term used to define practices, traditions, knowledge, and skills communities passed down from generation to generation as part of their cultural heritage.

Fedora

 

The fedora seems to be caught in a bit of a love-hate pattern with the sartorially-conscious public. Fred Astaire also wore one, but so does that creepy guy that plays World of Warcraft and doesn’t wear deodorant. They once popular in the circle of the business worldwide, yet now it’s hard to shake the impression that they’ve been swallowed by less stylish denizens in society. However, the fedora is being steadily reclaimed by creative sartorialists who appreciate its accessible nature over the casual-formal spectrum.

Fedora hat made of wool, cashmere, rabbit or beaver felt. These felts can also be blended to each other with mink or chinchilla and rarely with vicuña, guanaco, cervelt, or mohair. They can also be made of straw, cotton, waxed or oiled cotton, hemp, linen or leather.Many fedoras have a wide brim. These are not to be confused with small brimmed hats called trilbies.

A special variation is the rollable, foldaway or crushable Fedora (rollable and crushable is not the same) with a certain or open crown (open crown Fedoras can be bashed and shaped in many variations). Special fedoras have a ventilated crown with grommets, mesh inlets or penetrations for a better air circulation.

Fedoras can be lined or unlined and have a leather or cloth or ribbon sweatband. Small feathers are sometimes added as decoration. Fedoras can be equipped with a chinstrap, but this is rare.

Bucket hat

A bucket hat (variations of which include the fisherman’s hat, Irish country hat and session hat) is a hat with a wide, downward-sloping brim. Typically, the hat is made from heavy-duty cotton fabric such as denim or canvas, or heavy wool such as tweed, sometimes with metal eyelets placed on the crown of the hat for ventilation.

It was first adopted as a high fashion item in the 1960s, and with subsequent revivals in both street fashion and on the catwalk. It is popular festival gear in the present day, also known as a “session hat” and is favored by fans of bands such as Sticky Fingers, The Stone Roses, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Oasis and Yung Lean.