For many years, it was customary for gentlemen to wear nice suits and hats in public. Unfortunately, classy hats went out of style sometime during the 1960s, and have been largely absent ever since. Still, given the cyclical nature of fashion, it’s only a matter of time before hats make a comeback. If you’re eager to don a hat, these quick tips can help you pull it off.
Give it a slight tilt
Though it may be tempting to wear your hat completely straight, that’s probably best left to Clint Eastwood. In order to convey style and attitude, you should wear your hat at a slight angle—either to the side or toward the back. This works for most kinds of dress hats, including top hats, fedoras, and homburgs.
Match it to your suit
In order to pull off a hat, it has to be a convincing part of your outfit. While your hat doesn’t have to be the exact same shade as your suit, you should have it match some aspect of your ensemble. When wearing a charcoal suit, it’s hard to beat a charcoal fedora with a black stripe.
Observe hat etiquette
Believe it or not, pulling off a hat is about much more than looks—you also need to observe proper hat etiquette. For instance, it’s generally a good idea to take off your hat whenever you go indoors. You might also tip your hat when greeting acquaintances.
Wear other accessories
If you don’t wear any other accessories, your hat can easily become the center of attention. In order to accentuate your entire ensemble, you should don a few smartly-placed accessories—for example, a pocket handkerchief and a set of cufflinks will not go amiss. A cane, however, is too much.
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