Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Panama hat guide

    Hat anatomy and vocabulary guide part 5

    Hat crown shapes, number 4: telescope

    Also known as the flat top, which is typically seen on everything from top hats to Gambler hats, straw boaters, and porkpie hats. This crown shape either features a totally flat top crown or a slight lip that runs around the perimeter of the crown at a very small depth.

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  • Panama hat guide

    Hat anatomy and vocabulary guide part 4

    General classifications of hats, number 4: shapeable

    The term shapeable applies to hats that have a metal wire sewn inside of their brims. Some hats come with plastic wires sewn inside the brims and these generally hold their shape whereas the metal is a little bit more malleable so you can style the brim in a number of very specific ways.

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  • Panama hat guide

    Hat anatomy and vocabulary guide part 3

    Parts of the hat, number 6: sweatband

    The sweatband or inner band is a strip just inside the crown that keeps the hat better fitted to the wearer’s head and also diverts perspiration. It is most typically made of leather for felt hats and made of fabric for straw hats. One tip here, if you flip the sweatband inside out when you are storing your hats, which again should be done upside down, that will help the sweatband to air out so that perspiration or hair product do not accumulate there over time.

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  • Panama hat guide

    Hat anatomy and vocabulary guide part 2

    Parts of the hat, number 4: brim

    The brim is the horizontal ledge protruding from the bottom of the hat and extending outward providing shade and protection from the elements for the wearer. The width and style of the brim in conjunction with the shape of the crown are the two things that most directly contribute to a hat’s overall type or classification. The shape and curvature of the brim from front to back and from side to side are sometimes collectively referred to as the flange of a hat. Another style tip here, while it is a good idea to carry your hat and take it on and off by use of the brim, do not store your hat sitting on its brim when you are not wearing it. If you do this, the brim can lose its shape over time so the best course of action when you set your hat down is to place it upside down so that it is resting on the top of the crown. Alternatively, you can keep your hats on a hat rack, this way, you do not have to worry about brim or the crown losing their shapes over time.

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  • Panama hat guide

    Men’s hat etiquette guide part 4

    A great many menswear sources, if they do offer advice on hat etiquette, will typically advise that the most basic rule to remember is to wear your hat when outdoors and to take it off indoors. While this advice may end up working out for the wearer, let’s say 75-80% of the time, I believe that there is a better central starting point for approaching hat etiquette.

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  • Panama hat guide

    Hat anatomy and vocabulary guide part 1

    Parts of the hat, number 1: pinch/crease

    The pinch or crease refers to the indentations made along the front, back, and sides of the hat in conjunction with the overall crown shape. One tip related to this specific part of the hat, do not handle your hats by the crease. It seems natural to do this because of the way that it fits into the hand but if you handle your hats by the crease often, your hands are eventually going to leave oil on the surface of the hat and that might stain it so it is best to always carry your hat by the brim.

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  • How to get the right hat for your face shape & body type

    Men’s hat etiquette guide part 3

    Wear your hat in public and take it off in closed space, number 12:

    Stores are typically public spaces with the exception being if you are given specific attention from a salesperson. Because you are requiring their services at that point, the interaction then becomes more private at which point, it is best practice to remove your hat.

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    Men’s hat etiquette guide part 2

    Wear your hat in public and take it off in closed space, number 6:

    Office buildings where the lobbies and hallways are are public spaces but specific offices are private spaces. In addition, cubicle areas are collectively treated as private, basically functioning as one large office. This is not limited to the specific space inside each individual cubicle.

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  • How to get the right hat for your face shape & body type

    Men’s hat etiquette guide part 1

    Just as the gentleman should have a variety of hats for different seasons and occasions, he should also be aware of the rules for when to have his hat on and when to take it off.

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  • Canada goose jacket, is it worth it, guide

    Canada goose jacket, is it worth it, guide part 5

    In recent years, Canada Goose jackets became popular and Canada Goose has transitioned from a smaller brand focusing on functional wear to a very stylish brand that became extremely popular.

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