Men's Hats: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    558
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Location:
    Hopkins Island, Florida
    
    You're probably thinking of the "Optimo" style ( not to be confused with the hatter in Chicago) which is an old school classic style. That would seem to be a good choice for you considering your eye for classic headwear. Not too hard to find ready made. As with any hat selection, brim and crown dimensions should complement your facial structure.





    [​IMG]



    The Homburg style is a little 'out there' in this day and age, and would probably require a visit to a custom hatter or a perusal of the vintage market.

    The fedora style is the most commonly seen today and is easily obtainable at various price points.,


    I second Mac's suggestion of Optimo hatters. Exquisite workmanship, made,to your exact specifications but they can get pricy, much more so than their felt hats.

    Hope this helps and happy hat hunting. ;)
     


  2. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

    Messages:
    5,254
    Likes Received:
    23,432
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC, NY
    x-post WAYWRN - sorry that it's not a closer shot of the hat (Selentino).

    [​IMG]
     


  3. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    

    Thank you! We were married last year,u and the straw hat will be for my best man's wedding, where I will fill the same role for him. I failed to include a photo in one of my Fedoras:

    [​IMG]
     


  4. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    

    Very debonair today, upr_crust. Natty to the nines.
     


  5. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    So, I have a broad face, square jaw, and brief shoulders for my height (am I missing) So, in a laid back hat, I am thinking I wild be looking for a good sized brim, but perhaps not quite as wide as the homburg and fedora pictured above, and a tall, but more round crown. A square crown wild be a bit aggressive on me for a summery hat, no?

    Thoughts, suggestions, and advice?
     


  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Thank you! We were married last year,u and the straw hat will be for my best man's wedding, where I will fill the same role for him. I failed to include a photo in one of my Fedoras:nephew, looking good
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    nephew, consider 2 5/8 brim
     


  8. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

    Messages:
    5,254
    Likes Received:
    23,432
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC, NY
    X-post WAYWRN - close up of today's hat.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. Jay Dowle

    Jay Dowle Active Member

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Location:
    London
    I tried on a rather smart Irish tweed hat the other day but was wearing a trench coat at the time.
    [​IMG]
    Has Sellers spoilt this combination for all time?
     


  10. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    558
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Location:
    Hopkins Island, Florida
    
    Honestly, one would be hard pressed to find any classic outfit or accessory that hasn't been put in a bad light at one time or another. For example: If you wear a classic double breasted chalk stripe flannel suit the odds are great that you will hear the word gangster at some point in the day.
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    lock & co
     


  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    11,190
    Likes Received:
    18,764
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    nephew, thank you! it was purchased in London
     


  14. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    11,190
    Likes Received:
    18,764
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden
    

    Yes, I saw the pic and it made sense seeing Lock & Co :nodding:
     


  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    optimo oxblood
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by