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What type hat for my head shape?

SamPepys

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For my entire life I've had a phobia of hats. I've never been able to find one that I think fits my face. Can anyone recommend styles, I would love to finally have something to keep my head warm on these winter days!

 

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This is a great response and as I live in Houston I can recommend the shop too. Got a nice cheap resistol type panama for the beach there and a Stetson open road. They do mail order too.

@ the OP you are a 'square face' according to that chart. Good luck.
 

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I actually wasn't even thinking about where to buy the hats. Nor did I realize the link referred to a store in Houston. Guess I'll have to try to swing by whenever I next travel towards houston.

As far as a recommendation on where to get hats or get hats made, I think I'm doing a good job of belaboring the point that I love my Peters Brothers fedora and recommend their custom hat work over in another thread.
 

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Sam, you can easily rock a fedora. Here is an example of one of our members here, Man Of Kent, who is approximately your build.
And another by member AlanC
The fedora is classic and can suit almost any man, any size, any frame. Welcome to Styleforum.
 

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Nice lookin' fellow! tiny little request here... lose the white undershirt. It's like showing your boxers above your pants. Either wear a v-neck, or just wear your t-shirt like it's a t-shirt. Just 'cause it has 2 buttons does NOT make it a formal shirt that you might wear an undershirt with...
 

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
Sam, you can easily rock a fedora...

And another by member AlanC



The fedora is classic and can suit almost any man, any size, any frame.
Welcome to Styleforum.


Loving the bow and bound edge on that hat. Great combination.

And +1. There are enough heights, brim widths, crown styles, etc for everyone to be able to rock a Fedora.
 

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth
I actually wasn't even thinking about where to buy the hats. Nor did I realize the link referred to a store in Houston. Guess I'll have to try to swing by whenever I next travel towards houston.

As far as a recommendation on where to get hats or get hats made, I think I'm doing a good job of belaboring the point that I love my Peters Brothers fedora and recommend their custom hat work over in another thread.


It's in a weird location sort of equidistant between downtown, Montrose and the Heights on a scruffy old strip centre.

Another good hat shop near the Galleria area is The Hat Shop on Richmond at Chimney Rock where they do great personal service (old time family store) but lean more towards western styles.
 

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman
It's in a weird location sort of equidistant between downtown, Montrose and the Heights on a scruffy old strip centre.

Another good hat shop near the Galleria area is The Hat Shop on Richmond at Chimney Rock where they do great personal service (old time family store) but lean more towards western styles.


As a Texan, I've seen it done well enough that I'm not against the western as a formal hat. Around here, it's perfectly appropriate. The thing, as always, seems to be to have it done well.

@OP: While I'm sure this will be a heretical statement for this forum, the mention of that does bring up that I personally could envision you in a well done western style hat also.
 

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Excellent recommendations so far!

As another Houstonian, I've frequented both those hat shops and they are very helpful.

And as snippy as some on this forum can be, telling Texans to deny the western hat is like telling the English to deny the Derby. It may no longer be any every day hat but it is a cultural icon. lol

@OP:

I have a rounder face than yours but both our faces are large. I find that a fuller crown and a more conservative width brim seems to work wonders for that.

The converse is also why big guys look awful in those flat crowned, George Strait hats with the giant, nearly flat brims. lol
 

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I always had a hard time determining where my face fit on the diagram.


(and I did pick up some new v-neck undershirts today
 

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Thanks again for all the suggestions. I don't live in the most cosmopolitan area, but I did go to local suit store. They mainly had gaudy, polyester men's suits but they did have a selection of hats. I tried on the bowler, and liked it. I think I like something closer to my head, but the homburgs didn't look bad. Unfortunately all they had were rainbow colored polyester ones, but at least I know what fits my face when I do find a decent one. Thanks!
 

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