The retreat of warm summer days marks the beginning of the fall. Soon, winter will follow. Nature changes its attire, and so do we! Cotton clothes get replaced by wool. Boots are taken out of the shoe rack, and the open-toed shoes are stashed away to the back of the rack. Neutral colors herald their advent by replacing the light hues.
You can observe similar changes in the world of hats. Floppy brimmed hats, and straw hats are summer favorites. But the fall and the winter have their own personality. Choosing the right men’s hat for these seasons might be tricky sometimes. Here’s a brief guide that will walk you through the fashionable hat trends and what you should consider while choosing them.
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Bucket hats gained prominence as headgear when people saw that they suited well with streetwear. In the 1980s, everyone began to notice them and include them as a part of their attire. Though bucket hats lost their glory in the 2000s, they are back with a bang this fall. One interesting thing is that you will get different prints and colors in this hat type. Not only that, even you get many material options to choose from like vinyl, polyester, canvas, denim, leather, and tweed.
Wide-brimmed hats have made their presence felt during the fall for the past few years, and there is no sign of their popularity dying down soon. They come in various sizes and shapes. Some like to flaunt flat or rounded crowns, while others like to top their head with a fedora-inspired style. But you will not find their brim to be as broad as the sun hats. Usually, dark brown, tan, grey, and black are the color choices that you get in wide-brimmed hats. But don’t get the shock of your life if you find them in brighter colors like forest green or magenta. After all, different folks have different strokes!
It’s a hat loved by one and all. Men have become more inclined towards using them by feeding their sense of style from the entertainment industry. A cowboy hat is a must-have for your fall wardrobe. You may not have a cowboy-printed shirt or those typical boots. But still, you have an enormous scope of pairing it with a semi-formal look. Who knows, you might create a style statement of your own!
French beret, flat-top beret, military-style beret, mohair beret, reversible beret are only the names of a few beret hats that you can undoubtedly use this fall. Look for these hats in the men’s hats section of a hat store, and believe it or not, you will be blown away by the numerous style options you are going to witness. You will usually find them made of felt, wool, cashmere, and sometimes even leather.
How to choose the right fall-come-winter hat
Fall lasts for a month only to be followed by harsh winter for nearly three and half months. So, purchasing something that you will be able to use in both seasons makes more sense. Isn’t it? Here are some tips that will guide you to choose your headgear that you will be able to use in both seasons. You must consider certain things before selecting your perfect hat.
- Choice of fabric
Our choice of fabric changes with the change in season. We look for light and breathable fabrics like linen, straw, and cotton in the summer months. But as the fall approaches, we look for a material that will trap heat like flannel, wool, fleece, tweed, etc. As the demand for hats made out of these materials has soared, you can easily get the hat style of your choice made out of one of these fabrics. They will serve as your style signature and, at the same time, keep your crown warm.
- Occasion matters
When we buy a hat, we tend to make the purchase depending on the occasion we will wear it. Just like our preference of clothes depends on the event we will attend. Similarly, the choice of our hats varies too. For example, if you have weddings or banquets to attend this fall or winter, a wide-brimmed fedora or a flat hat may be a good option. If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, go for hats that will safeguard you from the cold weather.
- Considering the color
Choosing a color for your hat is very crucial because you have to pick a color that will more or less fit in with your fall and winter wardrobe. Dark neutrals are the trending colors of this season. Black, brown, and gray can go with any of your clothes.
By now, you are quite clear about which hat to pick. So, get your desired men’s hat and feel and look warm in this fall and winter months.
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