Originally Posted by RobertE
thank you guys!
which hats, in which colors, do you own?
have a super day
Biltmore Presidential (I couldn't find a photo of the black model)
Nice hat and congratulations. I have a dozen or so fedoras and a dozen assorted hats which I actively wear throughout the year.
Personally I would never wear a black fedora. Charcoal Grey would be as dark as I will ever wear.
My advice, without writing a book, would be:
Be mindful of your head size, shape, the height and shape of the crown of hte hat and the wisth of the brim. You will know what looks good on you.
Bring a woman, yes better yet your mother, auntie or grand mother! with you when you buy a hat (or a skilled older gent) and let them give you an opinion. They will tell you if the hat 'suits you' even if they don't understand the whys and wherefores. These older members of your family were once young too and were around when it was common for men to wear hats. Believe me, you'll have a lot of fun doing this together.
Think about what you are going to match the hat with. Whether it is a suit or topcoat, a dark blue, brown or charcoal will be most versatile.
A Topcoat may require a hat with a wider brim. Why? Because the shoulders of the topcoat are beyond your own soulders and a small brimmed hat will look disproportioned. Balance is key after fit and colour.
Search through the posts of fellow SF member Tibor. He does the hats quite well, as does other members here.
Hope this helps.