I love the old school appearance of this look and I particularly love the hat. Fedora’s are a great addition the spring and summer vibe. And with Memorial Day just around the corner and being in the sun a requirement there is no better excuse to add ‘the hat’ to your wardrobe.
The Fedora look is right out of the 60′s. My dad used to have plenty of these and it made his Sunday Seersucker suits look immaculate and when he would don one with his t’s and Khaki’s he’d be the hippest dad in the park.
When buying a hat remember not every hat will compliment every head and face so be sure and try yours on before you buy it. Walk around with it and maybe take a friend or girlfriend with you to give you the final thumbs-up approval. And when it’s time to create a wardrobe around it be sure and let the ribbon on your hat be your guide to the colors you choose, complimenting is great, matching is not necessary.
Hat care – Buy straw Fedora’s for the hotter months, they are lightweight and cooler, however be reminded that straw fedoras do not like rain or water for that matter, so they may not be the best beach or pool accessory. A wipe every now and then of the interior sweatband with a damp cloth or wet-wipe will keep your hat smelling fresh and stain free. For exterior cleaning use a very soft bristle brush or damp cloth. These two simple things will keep all of your straw hats looking new and Dandi for years to come.
Photo courtesy of GQ Magazine