April 4, 2018 By jessica
The Bowler Hat or Derby
To me, the derby has always embraced both the look of the ‘tough guy’ and the refined gentleman. It looks great with casual clothes as well as a 3-piece suit. It is classy and compact. It has a modest silhouette so as not to become overbearing in a group of people or indoors.
The homburg hat has a more playful and adventurous feel to it. It is as comfortable in the city streets as it may be out on the countryside. It has a moderate brim so provide protection from sun and other less hospitable weather.
Like the derby, the fedora is compact and fairly unassuming. Keep in mind, there are many different variations of the fedora with minimal 1 inch brims to the more dashing 3 inch brims like that worn by Indiana Jones. In my opinion, the fedora has always been a metropolitan hat best worn with a suit.
What can I say? What other hat could you seen on Ebenezer Scrooge, Slash and a Prime Minister? The top hat has timeless appeal and a whole lot of impact. It takes a certain type of gent to sport a top hat.
This is my go-to casual hat. Comfortable to be sure and versatile as well. This hat is easy to find and adds a touch of old-world flair to any outfit. I enjoy this hat because it is so easy to implement into most any outfit from slacks to shorts.
If you ask me, the porkpie hat has spunk and an attitude all it’s own. It has a sense of humor as well as a street-smart edge. I’ve noticed that the porkpie has long been the hat of choice for musicians when looking for an easy way to spice up their look. While the porkpie is not extremely unusual, it will most likely be the only one at the party giving you a leg-up as a fashion-forward trend-setter.