Men, I understand the baseball cap. I really do. It’s easy, it’s practical, it’s the male equivalent of flip flops and yoga pants.
But sometimes you long for a little something extra: a little panache, a little style, right?
So try a classic men’s hat silhouette. And go for vintage. It’s going to be of better quality than it’s modern counterpart and it’s going to have that slightly worn in quality that ups the cool factor.
First, the cowboy hat. The curved brim gives it a little slouch and swagger.
Next, the newsboy or flat cap. It’s as easy as a baseball cap, but classier.
Of course, there’s the fedora. Again, a vintage one is going to have that patina that makes it easier to wear.
While I’ve championed the beret as an easy starter hat for women, it’s perhaps a little more of a challenge for men. A few have made it their signature look, so let’s focus on them. Look at Dizzy Gilispie (always a style icon), Thelonious Monk and, in modern times, Samuel L. Jackson. All three choose hats with a bit more structure and they wear it tilted back just a little bit.
I leave you with Brad Pitt, a true chapeau chameleon.