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I wish a had something to add to this thread, but I don't. Instead, I'll vent...

 

Since my early twenties I've been shaving my head due to male baldness. Sunburns aren't out of the question, nor encounters with things like overhead cabinet doors. There's something about being bald and acquiring wonderful scars from such things. I've long romanced the idea of wearing hats, but I don't feel that I can pull them off. This thread has been great because I can appreciate the posts, but I sure wish I had the courage to give it a try. I can't even figure out what hat fits my head shape because I can't even tell what my head shape is! I don't possess any strong facial features that can be associated with the typical guidelines I've read.

 

Gentlemen, I appreciate what you do. Thank you for the wonderful photos and examples!

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I wish a had something to add to this thread, but I don't. Instead, I'll vent...

Since my early twenties I've been shaving my head due to male baldness. Sunburns aren't out of the question, nor encounters with things like overhead cabinet doors. There's something about being bald and acquiring wonderful scars from such things. I've long romanced the idea of wearing hats, but I don't feel that I can pull them off. This thread has been great because I can appreciate the posts, but I sure wish I had the courage to give it a try. I can't even figure out what hat fits my head shape because I can't even tell what my head shape is! I don't possess any strong facial features that can be associated with the typical guidelines I've read.

Gentlemen, I appreciate what you do. Thank you for the wonderful photos and examples!

I think a lot of guys feel the same as you. They have never, ever worn hats and don't have a feel for what works.

I recommend that you go into a real hat store. One with a good selection and isn't selling cheap trendy hats. If you get a good feeling from a sales person, try some on and ask for their opinion. If not, try another store. If it is your first hat it may take a few visits before you feel comfortable settling on the right one.

If you want a more formal hat to wear with a jacket or suit then dress that way. If you want something to wear with jeans and a leather jacket, then wear that to the store. Don't plan on one single hat to work for all of your needs. Take it one step at a time.

If you have an outdoor wedding or nice party this summer, it might be the ideal time to try a Panama style. It is practical and dressy.
post #348 of 575
^ Great advice from Gus here, saved me typing it out!
post #349 of 575

That was very nice, thank you. I'll take that advice.

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Never thought I'd do this, but I took the plunge and got a cheap panama (well, at least not some cheap trendy garbage, but something that resembles a real hat even though quality is not great). Just so I can get accustomed to it and decide if I like it or not. I do like how it looks,  but I hope it doesn't look too costumey for other people. Don't really feel like being ridiculed shog[1].gif

 

Sorry for the terrible, out-of-context pic. Of course this is worn out on a hot, sunny day, and with sunglasses, where it looks more proper.

 

 

 

 

Now, as a hat-wearing n00b, I probably should ask a few questions...

 

- I shouldn't tilt it this much, right? lol8[1].gif

- How are the proportions? It took quite a while to find something that didn't make me look like a plantation worker.

- Honestly, and even though you can't see my face, do you think it works?

 

I hope I will be able to get a decent full-ensemble pic when I get my seersucker jackets back from the tailor...


Edited by RDiaz - 6/20/13 at 10:29am
post #351 of 575
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I think it looks great. Keep the angle. It adds personality.
post #352 of 575
Looks good. You'd have been fine with a bit more brim too, but I understand the plantation-worker fear.
post #353 of 575

Thanks, it's nice to hear that I didn't wreck the train! smile.gif That should give me some more confidence when using it, which is good. I'll keep wearing it like this and if I can pull it off without getting strange faces from people, I will probably look into getting finer hats.

 

Can't wait to check how it looks with seersucker bigstar[1].gif

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scala montecristi panama
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Choosing a Hat - by Will at the A Suitable Wardrobe Blog

 

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2013/06/choosing-hat.html

post #357 of 575

 RDiaz: That looks good! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I think if it was too tight or too loose/big then you'd know it.

post #358 of 575

Thanks! BTW, I saw quite a few guys wearing boaters on the street today, wonder if they are fashionable right now or something. Might be a good thing cause I've always found them nice (don't dare wearing one myself, though).


Edited by RDiaz - 6/26/13 at 7:39am
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Thanks! BTW, I saw quite a few guys wearing boaters on the street today, wonder if they are fashionable right now or something. Might be a good thing cause I've always found them nice.


 Yeah, I want to get one and it will be soon!

 

 Great summer look!biggrin.gif

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I still don't dare wearing one myself. Very difficult to pull off, needs lots of charisma and confidence. Considering I'd be wearing it with seersucker jackets, it might even look more costume-ish...

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