Headgears have complemented our dressing for many years. Some headgears add style to our dressing like the fedoras, while others depict membership to a group of people (like custodians and cowboy hats). The evolution of headgears made some headgears more popular than others, but some have remained at the echelon of style and class. There are a variety of headgears to choose from when making choices. Some have no attachment or specific meanings to their use and can be worn as you please. Others, on the other hand, are for a unique set of individuals. Imagine wearing a chef’s hat (toque hat) on a casual outfit. The choice of headgears is a product of some factors.
Face and Body Shape
People have different face and body shapes. The face is either oval, diamond square, or heart shape. In order to find out what your face looks like you can ask a friend or family member. When we dress, we try to highlight our best features and possibly hide our worst. The same goes for wearing different hat types. Some hats or headgears go better with some shapes than others.
For instance, short and chubby individuals might look ridiculous with big hats, but it would fit perfectly for the not too tall and slim. Headgears tend to make you look taller, so it is also perfect for not too tall people.
For tall people, large and small hats work perfectly. Now the shape of the head also matters in the choice of headgears.
The broader the head, the smaller brims of your cap, and the smaller the head, the larger the brim of your cap. If you are short, you would want to raise the brim of your cap so it looks elevated and people can see your face. But if you are tall you need something that doesn’t add to your height.
Style and Design
Many people love to match their headgears with their outfits. The choice of matching headgear could be complementary to the color or style of out-fits. Some out-fits demand traditional headgears to match, and anything different would be absurd. When wearing a suit, it is best to wear a fedora, homburg, or a derby. The fedora also works perfectly with casual outfits like jeans and casual tops.
Casual headgears would be pompom hats, flat caps, newsboy caps, or beanie caps. You can wear these with denim tops, polo wears and t.shirts anytime as there are no restrictions or affiliations of any kind to a set of individuals.
For ladies, the floppy hat works well with gowns. These you can wear to the beach and on casual days, unlike the cloche hats that serve formal outfits perfectly. The cloche goes perfectly with skirt suits and formal gowns.
English ladies are known for their love of the cloche and have a cloche hat in their headgear collection. Another interesting lady headgear is the brimless hat. It matches both casual and official outfits.
Helmets are headgears that go with specific outfits. These outfits could be military, construction, or engineering. Some sporting gear like cycling, biking, and car racing sports also use helmets.
Headgears like turbans, shtreimel, keffiyeh are worn religiously by different groups of people. They also wear matching clothes, and anyone who dresses this way is considered one of them.
Remember, whatever your choice of headgear, makes sure it fits your style.
Occasion and Location
The occasion can determine the style of outfit and attire. The event might be a wedding, burial, or dinner party. The choice of dressing in this regard also influences the choice of headgear. When picking out the attire and headgear, it is also necessary you know what is termed acceptable dress code in that area. It is possible to be dressed too formally or informally for events.
Some cultures and religions find some attire abusive and against the norms. So, when choosing a headgear, first select the perfect attire, and then pick the ideal headgear to match your outfit.
Seasons and Climate
Weathers and seasons have a strong influence on our choice of headgears. Some headgears serve to protect you from excess sunlight, snow, or rainfall. In cold regions around the world, some headgears keep you warmer than others. For example, the pompom hat (also known as the warm hat), the infinity scarfs, and trapper hats are perfect for cold weather. While the ivy cap, Panama hat, kepi cap, peaked hat, trilby hat provide shade on sunny days.
Are you a fan of headgears? If the answer is no, trying out one might change your perception of headgears. Headgears add a bit of confidence to your rhythm and style. They are attractive and distinguish you from the crowd. You might need to try out a few headgears to determine which one suits your taste. After which I’m sure you would love to have a few.