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:
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.
– 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.
– 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.
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.