The fedora has been a part of a stylish man’s wardrobe since the beginning of the 1900’s. The hat’s “heyday” was during the 1920’s to early 1950’s. The fedora can be made from many different materials from straw to felt to leather. A fedora is creased lengthwise down the middle of the crown, then pinched near the front on both sides. The fedora has a flexible brim that can be molded to an individual’s style by snapping down the front of the back. A fedora can come in all colors, but the most versatile fedora comes in shades of brown. There are different types of the fedora including the homburg, trilby and the porkpie. Each of these styles have different brim width and length to give each a distinctive look.
The panama is a traditional brimmed straw hat similar in shape to a classic fedora. Panama hats were traditionally made in Ecuador from plaited leave of a palm-like plant. The best panama hats could have between 1600 to 2500 weaves in the hat. This hat is worn mostly in warmer climates or during the summer months.
The newsboy is also called the working man’s cap. This is a flat cap that were extremely popular for men and boys of all classes during the early 1900’s. The hat is still being worn today as an accessory or to “top off” a “look”. The driving cap is a version of the newsboy without the floppy 8 panels and button on top. The driving cap is made of wool, tweed, and cotton. The inside of the driving cap can also be lined for extra comfort or warmth.
The baseball cap comes in a variety of styles and material from more formal-looking wool hats to mesh-backed casual looks. Baseball caps are one of the most popular styles of men’s hats, worn by men throughout the year. Baseball caps can be fitted by head size or can have slots in the back to create the “perfect” fit. The brims of baseball caps can be large, small, flat or bended. It all depends on your style. The front of the hat can be blank, representing a favorite team, city, place or even artist.
The beanie has also been around for decades. This style of hat comes in wool, cashmere or cotton. This hat keeps the head and ears warm, but isn’t the best to keep hair in place. The beanie is mostly worn in the cold winter months.
2017 Hat Trends
According to Hatsworks.com, there are some interesting trends for men’s hats in 2017. For cold weather climates hats are important to keep warm, but men still want to be fashionable. Winter hats trends include cuffed wool beanies with patches, nature images knitted into hats and poms on the top. Another trend is retro branding and classic logos on hats to give them a vintage look with thick textured fabrics. Large and small printed plaids or hats with stripes, geometric patterns and generic camouflage are popular for the winter months. For this winter, hats are being made in a variety of durable fabric including wool, corduroy, denim, suede and leather.
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