How a hat can finish of a look

People aren’t wearing enough hats. There was a time when the Hat was an essential part of the men’s wardrobe. It was a functional item that protected the head and kept it warm in the winter. When the sun shone it offered shade from its heat. Look back on the old photos from the early part of the 20th Century and everyone is wearing a hat. It’s quite surprising. Time then to bring this back. Here are some examples.

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  • The irish flat cap. Just like the ones available from, the flat cap is a versatile and tweed based part of your outfit. Water resistant they go well with pretty much anything. They can give you the air of the country gent but they are also the mainstay of the rural worker and you’ll often see huge crowds at football matches.
  • The Top Hat. You’ll probably never wear a Top hat other than as part of the wedding gear or. This is a great shame as the Topper is a real show stopper when it comes to style and good looks. The domain of the upper class gentleman, it was the regular formal outfit finisher for anyone with any style. However it still found its way to the streets. One of the most famous examples is the Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist.

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  • A beanie. This has really become the t-shirt of the hat world over the last few years, Colourful, sometimes with a slogan attached or motif. These easy to wear and store hats are perfect for keeping out the cold on a chilly winter’s day, especially if you’re lacking in the head hair department.

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