What Hat Style Flatters Your Face?

What hat style suits you?

Hats never seemed to look good on me. Nothing was wrong with my face shape — I just didn’t understand proportions.

Learning about hats initially seemed daunting, but the basics are simple.

Cody at Wellema Hats explained how certain hats frame people’s faces.

First some terminology:

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Brim, pinch, and crown

From my understanding, you can classify faces as sharp, round with some definition in the jawline/chin, or round.

Below are hats Cody selected to suit these face shapes.

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A center crease hat (left) and two teardrop hats to the middle and right

Sharp face:

– Pinch: You can get away with a tight pinch that will highlight your jawline.
– Crown: Can be very tapered
– Recommendation: A center-crease hat with a tapered crown

Round with slight definition face:
– Pinch: A slightly wider pinch, similar to the round face
– Crown: Can be slightly tapered
– Recommendation: A hat not too angular/ sharp. A teardrop hat (which rounds out the back part of the hat) can feature a slightly tapered crown.

Round face:
– Pinch: A hat with a wider pinch
– Crown: little to no taper
– Recommendation: A hat not too angular/ sharp. A teardrop hat (which rounds out the back part of the hat) with a wider pinch would look nice.

How should your hat and body visually look together?

Look in the mirror and envision a triangle from your shoulders to the top of your head.

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Finally, height and build also matters.

For example: the brim size should depend on your height and shoulder width. Generally, the stouter the man, the wider the brim.

If in doubt, visit a hatmaker like Wellema or Optimo who can advise you.

 

 

 

 

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