Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that the men’s fedora hat (and its many variations) has made a comeback in recent years. Whether at the clubs, on the beach or during a causal weekend, men are rocking them regularly. If you’re too old for the jeans dragging off your ass look, tried the velvet blazer-graphic-tee-jeans combo and even rocked a guayabera at the salsa club, but have decided it’s time to elevate your style, look no further than this simple accessory. But beware: adding the right hat to your style rotation is not as easy as it looks.
Before you select and purchase, know the basics. Every fedora styled hat consists of the crown (the top), band (decorative material that runs around the body) and brim (bottom portion).
Aside from the structure, every hat will have a level of “tapering,” which is essentially how narrow or wide the crown of the hat is compared to its brim. Some hats will be heavily tapered – small crown and wide brim – while others lightly tapered – the crown and brim are practically the same size and match up.