Once upon a time, the Fedora was a staple in the male wardrobe, then as the women’s rights movement began to grow, women started wearing them as a symbol of equality. Since then it has only grown in popularity and love them or hate them the Fedora is here to stay.
Personally, I love them, this versatile piece of clothing has become one of the most popular had styles for men and women, and though it’s more formal than most hats such as the flat cap or the beanie, it is easy to dress down to look casual while looking sharp.
So to help you look your best when wearing your beloved fedora or if you are seriously thinking of making this classic piece of fashion part of your wardrobe, we have put together a guide for choosing or wearing the Fedora.
When it comes to the style of the Fedora, there are many materials and variations of shapes to choose from. Originally crafted from fur felt, most are now made of wool felt but also come in the form of straw, cotton twill, synthetic blends and leather. Fedora is generally classified characterised by a pliable rim of around 2 to 3 inches it has an indented crown with a centre crease pinched on both sides.
Long term stable of the Hollywood elite this heart has been worn by movie legends through the years including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Indiana Jones and more recently Johnny Depp and Justin Timberlake, proving that this hat is here to stay
When it comes to choosing a fedora for yourself it’s important to consider brim size and the best way to find the right size for you is to play with different brim proportions. If you have a round face try a narrow brim and conversely a wide brim might compliment are more oval-shaped face.
If you have a larger head it’s best to wear a hat with a wide brim to balance proportions. it’s also important to wear a fedora that fits comfortably. to find out if it is, place one finger between the hat on your head if there’s enough room for your finger the heart is just right for you to consider where you will be wearing one.
If you’re going to be in the sun a wide brim style is an obvious choice consider a straw Panama fedora for the beach or a summer walk they also look great for summer weddings do consider starting with a simple style fedora if you are just starting out on your fedora adventure such as a neutral tone like camel ivory or Navy that is lightly embellished. When buying a fedora the old adage that you get what you pay for is definitely true you don’t want to spend a fortune but you want one that is going to hold up its shape and stand up to the rigours of daily use for a long time.
Know if you feel confident in your ability to rock a more adventurous colour you have many options such as plum Violet, blue, Moss and green amongst others. The last piece of advice you need to hear is most likely the most important which is to wear your fedora with confidence, own the look and know that you have chosen the correct style and you look amazing.
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So know that you have more inspired and have the knowledge to wear the fedora in style there is only one thing to do and to help you choose the perfect fedora why not browse our collection of hats from Hicks & Brown.