How to recognize a true lady in a crowd? A good taste is best revealed not in pretentious evening dresses with cascading jewels but in the art of looking perfect even in everyday routine. The classic English style successfully embodies this art and we can see it on the streets of European capitals. Moreover, in the artistic salons and the bohemian cafes quite often we can notice an elegant tweed hat – a quintessence of the unique British world view, which is beyond the vagaries of fashion.
Down with doubts!
Many women would like to buy an elegant hat for their wardrobe but they are afraid to make a mistake. They simply don't know how and with what items they should wear it. Some ladies believe that hats don’t suit them. No doubts, soft tweed hat smoothly around the oval of the face, adapting to any type.
As tweed does not hold shape, designers get rid of the bulky wide fields and frills decor declaring the naturalness and ease of the basic value of things. The woman’s model is often indistinguishable from the male one, so it is very simple, to wear a tweed hat — just be yourself and behave as if no hat is there. No wonder tweed hat became a symbol of a rebellious generation of intellectuals of the early 20th century not wishing to share the prejudices of their fathers, who wore hard hats and bowlers that restricted all manifestations of individuality in the strict confines of the template.
How to choose a tweed hat?
The design of the classic tweed hat is quite versatile: narrowed brims draw attention to the face and not to the headwear giving the full freedom of expression. Today the tone is set by asymmetric brims narrowed in the back and flirty raised. It prevents the hat from rubbing against a raised collar of a coat and does not constrain movements. Do not forget to experiment with the angle of your hat during the day: one easy movement creates a gallery of spectacular images.
After selection of the optimal shape of the crown, you can correct some disproportions of the face. If you have a tweed hat with a wide crown, a big nose will become almost unnoticed, and a voluminous hat in combination with a nice snood scarf in the same colour-grade minimize a massive chin. The fuller your cheeks, the taller hat’s crown should be. A narrowed long crown that resembles 1920s cloche will make an elongated skinny face more attractive.
What items can be combined with tweed hat?
Choosing tweed you automatically adopt a particular trend set by practicality and elegance of the most conservative material in the world: tweed hat implies a classical tweed coat or Coco Chanel’s famous suit with a fitted collarless jacket and a tight below-the-knee skirt. An original model can become a memorable detail of your retro style.
Youth fashion enthusiastically promotes smart-casual tweed hat with narrow brims: stylish boys and girls wear it with artistically torn jeans and T-shirts decorated with conceptual prints.
More mature men can combine tweed head wears with suede jackets and coats in the spirit of Burberry as well as with informal but still respectable duffle coats.
Also take a closer look at the original Sherlock Holmes’s hat. It can immediately become a worthy highlight of your image.