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Which Hat Style Is More Stylish For Summer Wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mixedmajik, Jul 30, 2014.

Which hat type is more stylish for summer wear?

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  1. mixedmajik

    mixedmajik Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Really hot summer at times and even if it wasn't I don't like the sun. I also don't fancy large hats like the panama since my head isn't gigantic enough. Thus, I was wondering whether a white fedora or a white "insert hat name I don't know" is more "timeless" for man to wear? Also can someone fill me in on what the actual name for the second hat is?

    Here are pictures of the two hat styles I'm deciding between. Do note I am assuming straw is the best summer hat option in terms of material but if it is not please correct me:

    White straw fedora (Hat 1)
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    White ????? hat (Hat 2)
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    Thank you kindly.
     
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  3. mixedmajik

    mixedmajik Senior Member

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    Well I am a student on a budget but down-market is a pretty negative descriptor haha so that said, what kind of material in these hat styles are better to be looking at for summer wear? I can spend a bit more if I have to...just nothing over 50USD (or 60ish CAD) since I don't really like wearing hats a whole lot, but as of right now in summer it is getting a bit ridiculous going around without one. Thanks.

    I also take it from your post that either or hat is fine for summer wear since you didn't state that one is definitely the more "classic gentleman" hat to wear than the other...
     
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  4. GBR

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    nothing is fashionable in the sense you mean but a base ball cap for a student. A panama for your grand father.
     


  5. mixedmajik

    mixedmajik Senior Member

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    I meant university student, not high school. As of right now I wear mostly polos and dress shirts now so the baseball cap might clash with the style but maybe you're right in that there might not be an alternative here that won't estrange me.

    Hypothetically though if I was...in my 30's and a graduate/non-student...what hat would you be recommending? I may or may not apply your answer a decade in advance [​IMG]
     
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    The reality is there is only one elegant summer hat which is a panama from equator. Wear it with a high crown and broad brim and a lot of panache at any age
     


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    Down market is a polite code word for not very respectable looking.
    Neither approaches the classic gentleman that SF celebrates, budget notwithstanding.

    Something like this is what I mean:

    http://www.villagehatshop.com/produ...source=googleproductads&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=

    My guess is that you would be able to find a hat like this at a much lower price..
     
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  8. mixedmajik

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    Oh okay thanks. I'll look for a hat like that with a 4" crown and 2" brim since it doesn't look overly large. I don't know why but to me most panama hats just seem so over-sized...as if it is part of a costume or something. They also remind me of safari hats which I dislike immensely. However, thoughts like these are the reason I know I have so much more to learn about classic style.
     


  9. Captain O

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    Look to the Stetson Haberdash. This can be had from Fashionable Hats for less than $40.00 A 1.75" brim with a nice-looking crown. Take a peek and see if it is right for you.
     


  10. Captain O

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    I just bought a Cayman Hat from Sunday Afternoons. This would serve you well. It looks much like the Toyo paper/polyester hat from Village Hat Company. Sunday Afternoons has the Cayman hat in Cream White and Light Tan color

    The cost? $30.00 shipped to your door. (You'll like it).
     


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