- The Trilby is a hat made for men. It is now also adopted by women, for a look to the flapper. Its shape reminds us of the Borsalino but with a short edge, significantly lowered in the front. Symbol of elegance, it is mainly acclaimed by many artists (Scarlett Johansson, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Pete Doherty, Charlie Winston ...), particularly in music (jazz, soul ...), making it a very trendy accessory . Worn with rather sober clothing, it’s fit for summer, with the cotton or straw versions. It’s also suitable in winter, for patterns made of wool felt.
- The Full-up hat is identical to the Trilby, except that the brim is detected on the entire crown. Such a difference makes it an ideal hat for a more casual look, you can even make your best flowered shirt much less cheesy! Notice that the edge of some models may be lowered on the front – trilby style- giving you two different styles depending on your mood.
- Porkpie is a hat with a flat skullcap on the top and a small edge regular and raised on entire circumference. Made, originally, from woolen felt-tip, its straw version is also available. Porkpie refers to this So British dish …. Just enjoy your meal! Made famous by artists like Fred Astaire or Dean Martin, it is also often associated with ska music.
- Invented by Giusepe Borsalino, it is the key model of the famous Italian hatter. The term "borsalino hat" entered the common language for designer. Distinguishing sign of the gangsters of the 30s, it was also made famous by Humphrey Bogart. As long as you have the taste for the Fedora, you can adopt it whatever look you wish to have: bad boy version of mafia circles, pop look (Michael Jackson), or dandy (Johnny Depp, Kate Moss).
- With a specially designed shape for adventurers, the traveler hat also called Safari, is a fedora hat. The difference is that its brim is fully bowing, including its back, for better protecting the neck from the sun. His most famous ambassador is undoubtedly Harrison Ford, alias Indiana Jones.
- It’s both a real institution and cultural icon in London. Its name comes from its creator, Bowler, which means « melon » in French. It is an emblem for the high society in the early 20th century. He brings today a whimsy, humor and absurd touch,
as Laurel and Hardy or Charlie Chaplin. It is also appreciated by the punk movement, certainly for his offbeat side. Prefer the simple clothes to which it will bring some originality, rather than eccentric outfits that could make you look like a clown!
If you have a nice regular face, deserving of a Greek statue, you are lucky ... There is no need to read the following lines, you can all wear. On the other hand, if you are not perfect (e), or rather, if you think you're not; or you have small complexes, choosing the right hat can erase you from these defects, while a wrong choice would make them more obvious.
Let’s take an example: you have protruding ears. Imagine a hat with a very short edge and ears which, exceed. Not great, right? On the contrary, a Borsalino, or cape, with a long edge, gives the impression that your ears are smaller in contrast.
In the same order of idea, if you have a big nose, also choose a long brimmed model, and wear it slightly leaning on the front, for look away from the nose.
With a wide or square face, choose a small brimmed model, it will refine your silhouette.
Conversely, for a narrow and elongated face, choose the longer edges which "break" the facial lines. You can even add a pair of glasses to accentuate the effect. Also avoid too high caps, certainly not a top hat!
If you have a round face, avoid melons or cloche hats and choose a skullcap wider than the face.
If your face is small, prefer the small edges to lengthen your silhouette.
However, if you are both small and chubby , with protruding ears and a very big nose, then all my efforts will have been vain. It only remains for you more that solution. Wear a hood!