Ideas On The Summer Hat

Hats can sometimes be a sensitive issue. Since most men don’t wear them with the frequency they did in early to mid 20th century, if you choose to do so, you are certain to call attention to yourself.

The Summer season provides a good testing ground to ease your way into a hat that offers a little more style that the dreaded baseball cap or the bucket/fishing hat which does little to upgrade your outfit.

Made from a variety of materials including cotton, linen, paper or even toquilla straw (usually woven in Ecuador), these come in all price ranges so if your plan is to wear it on holiday and then chuck it, there is no need to break the bank.

The shape I find most appealing tends to be the trilby variety which has a shorter, angled  brim at the front and slightly turned up at the back which adds a little something extra to your look and keeps you from appearing like a 1920’s gangster the way a full brimmed Fedora does.

Featured below are a few examples as food for thought and possibly as a means of enhancing that polo or linen shirt you’re currently wearing.

Lock & Co. Beat satin trilby £95

J.Crew straw plaid trilby $40

Kangol Wheat trilby $54

Lock & Co. Classic Panama medium brim trilby £215

Hackett London Spring/Summer 2012 look

Joseph Fields