WHAT HAT SHAPE SUITS ME BEST?
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If you've ever tried on a hat you love only to find it doesn't love you back, you will know how I feel sometimes. I work with hats everyday and see hundreds of different hat styles and at times I stuggle to find that perfect shape for me. If you're anything like me these few hints that may help. For those of you who are fortunate enough to have an oval or triangular face, almost any hat looks good. For the rest of us, pay close attention. Mens LONG FACE mens long face The key is to find a hat that will shorten the appearance of a long face. The solution: wear a moderate height tapered crown with a moderate width brim. If the brim is too narrow or flat, it will overemphasise the long lines of your face. Wear your hat tilted to the side and slightly to the back. And that's should see your hat troubles sorted. Mens SQUARE FACE mens square face When it comes to square faces, think round. Hats with curves and rounded edges help offset your somewhat straight-edged face shape. A flipped-up brim (tipped up at the back and down at the front) is also a smart choice because it covers up some of your expansive real estate. Avoid a sharply tapered crown it will overemphasise your strong jawline. If possible stay away from narrow brims, especially with a short snap. If you're feeling particularly jaunty, tilt your topper at an angle it will help to eliminate any trace of a boxy square face. Mens SHORT FACE mens short face What to do when your face comes up short? You can stretch it (or at least create the illusion) by wearing a tapered crown. If you're daring, choose a high and narrow shape, worn with a slight back tilt. Avoid a full crown, a high crown with a self band or a wide brim that hangs too far over the face. Mens ROUND FACE mens round face A medium height full crown hat will balance out big facial proportions. Choose one with a narrow hatband, which will give the illusion of extra crown height. A wide snap brim (2 ½” - 3”) should be snapped fully across to add angles and interest to your face. Finally, don't wear your hat too far back on your head—it will only reveal what you already know.