How do you wear a hat without looking ridiculous? Hat lovers, please advise.
|by Borsalino||reply 32||09/09/2014|
I honestly think it depends on the size of one's head. If a head is too big, regardless of hat style or fit, you'll look like a watermelon in a particularly nice chapeau.
In a general sense? Like so many things, confidence! Confidence goes a long way.
|by Borsalino||reply 1||04/05/2010|
I look stupid in hats, too, OP. My boyfriend does, too. I think some of us just don't have the heads for it.
|by Borsalino||reply 2||04/05/2010|
Anyone who wears a hat backwards looks ridiculous. Further, when viewed from the side, it makes their nose look huge.
|by Borsalino||reply 3||04/05/2010|
Does anyone...still wear...a HAT?
|by Borsalino||reply 4||04/05/2010|
I do, as many in my area. My advice is to place it on your head and simply walk down the street.
|by Borsalino||reply 5||04/05/2010|
Confidence is the only answer.
|by Borsalino||reply 6||04/05/2010|
I wear hats every day of the year, mostly as a form of sun protection.
I agree with R1. Confidence is key. You have to wear the hat, not let the hat wear you.
A lot of women refuse to wear them, however, because they fuck up their hair. That I can live with. Skin cancer? I can't live with.
|by Borsalino||reply 7||04/05/2010|
Depends on the hat. When worn functionally (such as a winter skull caps for warmth, or visors for the sun) they are easy to wear. As an ornament, much harder.
|by Borsalino||reply 8||04/05/2010|
|by Borsalino||reply 9||09/09/2013|
Big women with big heads wearing huge hats look like walking Cinzano umbrellas.
Imagine a walking Cinzano table umbrella coming at you!
|by Borsalino||reply 10||09/09/2013|
I mourn that men (and women) don't wear hats as standard attire as they did in the 40's, 50's & first half of the 60's.
It was so handsome and elegant.
Today, unfortunately, it's just douchey.
|by Borsalino||reply 11||09/09/2013|
Hat lovers are probably not the right people to ask.
|by Borsalino||reply 12||09/09/2013|
You have to find a hat with the crown and brim size for your head. Some people (mostly with small heads) look great in pork pie hats (or any with a smaller crown and thin brim) that are popular. Men with normal sized or larger heads usually look better in a fedora. The shape of your face can also be a factor when selecting a hat that will look good on you.
If you live near a decent hat store (I know, there aren't many left these days), the guys in there can help you find a hat that will not only look good on you, but will fit properly.
|by Borsalino||reply 13||09/09/2013|
You become my clone.
|by Borsalino||reply 14||09/09/2013|
R11, I agree! Are you a fan of "Mad Men", as I am?
|by Borsalino||reply 15||09/09/2013|
Wearing hats just takes the right attitude, OP
|by Borsalino||reply 16||09/09/2013|
I like wearing hats, but never did until I was in the service, where we had to. I have a lot of hats; baseball caps(several dozen); 2 cowboy hats, the smaller ones, not the ten-gallon ones; one fedora;about a dozen watchcaps/skicaps, most of which I made myself. I like the feeling of something on my head, it's very comforting. I think a hat completes an outfit, even if it's very casual. Some people DO look good in hats, I call it having a good "hat face." FINDING hats that fit properly is difficult, I have a very large head(7 and7/8, but 8 is a better fit) I'd love to find a hatter that would make custom-sized hats for me. Have a few hats I call my "go to hell" hats. If you don't like 'em, you can go to hell! Hee hee.....
|by Borsalino||reply 17||09/09/2013|
Most guys wearing fedoras just shouldn't
|by Borsalino||reply 18||09/09/2013|
Every man needs a bill cap. The secret to looking good in one is finding the right hat and make sure it fits.
|by Borsalino||reply 19||09/09/2013|
I think I can wear most hats (average size head, ears, face) but I don't really care if someone else doesn't like how I look. Their problem, I've got a warm head on a cold day. My bf does NOT suit hats. Even just a casual beanie in winter makes him look like he's going to steal your car and maybe rape you a little bit. He's just got a face that immediately looks criminal / shifty in a hat of any type. Maybe not helped by having black hair and a very heavy growth even within an hour or two of shaving, makes him look slightly thuggish even when wearing a nice suit.
|by Borsalino||reply 20||09/09/2013|
I would love to be able to wear a kicky beret. But alas my head is shaped all wrong.
|by Borsalino||reply 21||09/09/2013|
"Every man needs a bill cap." = INSTANT deal killer/dick wilted.
|by Borsalino||reply 22||09/09/2013|
R19, I'll never wear one. I need something that would cover my years
|by Borsalino||reply 23||09/09/2013|
Derbys are never ridiculous.
|by Borsalino||reply 24||09/09/2013|
My dad wore hats and looked great, mostly a black beret or Homburg. He didn't wear the grey fedora of his younger, slmmer days as he got older and I never knew why. I think I inherited his "hat face," and maybe the feeling that hats are normal.
|by Borsalino||reply 25||09/09/2013|
Don't they make your head all sweaty?
|by Borsalino||reply 26||09/09/2013|
I have a lovely collection of baseball caps, but due to the previously mentioned watermelon head thing, or whatever it is that makes me look stoopid in them, they are not worn. I tend to really like to see guys who can work a baseball cap to good effect. They can hide a multitude of short comings for those dudes, lucky fuckers. I really do enjoy wearing my Elmer Fudd hat in the winter, people tell me I look like their retarded nephew, hell maybe I do.
|by Borsalino||reply 27||09/09/2013|
Bump for a new hat season
|by Borsalino||reply 28||09/07/2014|
|by Borsalino||reply 29||09/07/2014|
So which hats go with which face shapes?
|by Borsalino||reply 30||09/07/2014|
|by Borsalino||reply 31||09/09/2014|
VERY, VERY few guys can wear a beret without looking ridiculous.
|by Borsalino||reply 32||09/09/2014|