If you grew up on Indiana Jones, then you, too, know that hats with brims go well with jackets – even muddied ones. Taking our cues from Indy and his dad, Henry, we are able to say that subtle, earthen-toned hats with ample brims blend naturally with collared, rugged jackets, besides three-piece suits (Dad’s). Great company to formal faculty dinners, and in running from bandits and dilapidated temples.
If you’d like to look the part, spice up that three-piece with a genuine pocket watch, or an old-fashioned wrist watch.
For the less subtle, however, who prefer vivid patterns, a nice v-neck should look complete, with a short-brimmed hat dressed in doodles, or in black-and-white checks or houndsteeth. Perfect with sneakers (could be patterned, too), and just right for that coffee al fresco thing before the movie tonight.
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If it’s a little nippy outside or if the heater’s broken at the theater, opt for a cardigan or tie a scarf around your neck. It will look more put-together with your ensemble, than would a jacket with a collar.
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Colored hats, on the other hand, are great co-accessories with suspenders and vests. (Vests actually go with most hats, including patterned ones, standard gentlemen’s ones, and beanies.) Straw hats and woven hats can come in beautiful, solid shades, such as indigo, rust, tangerine, or this year’s famous (emerald) green. They go great with denim, but will also accompany a fabulous pair of dark slacks! A person that you may, often times, seeing with this look? A musician! Take “notes”! (Pun intended!)
Lastly, if you’re a beanie man, you can still wear one outside of winter. They are innately casual, so go ahead and wear them with that shirt and those skinny jeans, to chill with your friends. To see the girlfriend, however, you’d look more dashing in long sleeves pushed up your forearms, three-fourths style. Leave the sweater at home.
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If you don’t know which type of hat you are yet, it’s usually a good thing to experiment. It would be a good idea to borrow from people you know, before you actually buy one. You’ll need a mirror, your own intuition, and a friend you can trust. Once you find the right one, who knows? You might start a trend!
*Post submitted by Sharon Sussman, who maintains the company blog at Brilliance Dot Com, maker of dream engagement rings. Connect with her!