A tweed hat is another constant feature of the British style just like a tweed jacket or a waistcoat. Besides this head piece is very practical and comfortable.
Many men decline classic hat styles because they are rigid or not weatherproof. For instance there is a fear of getting wet or creasing a felt fedora in stormy weather. But tweed hats are a different story. Unlike the rigid and official fellows tweed hats are less formal and don’t require looking official. A wisely chosen tweed hat looks perfect combined with vintage wardrobe and even modern casual clothes.
Bernhard Roetzel, fashion expert and author of Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion, claims that “the tweed hat is favored by men of intellect and science, who would not wish either their foreheads or their thinking to be restricted by rigid hats.”
How to Choose a Tweed Hat?
The hat should not necessarily match the colour of your clothes, but should harmonize with it and match the specter. Traditionally, warm colors are combined with those warm, and cold colors go with those cold, too. If you combine a tweed hat with other tweed elements then it would be better if texture and print will match.
Chose the hat that will emphasize your face features, not obscure them:
- hats with small brims suit narrow faces;
- wide brims suit those large-side;
- those with big crown will suit people with big noses.
Due to ergonomic peculiarities of tweed it is unlikely that you’ll manage to buy a tweed hat with wide brims. But thanks to a soft crown of tweed hats this head piece allows you to highlight the key points of your look. A tweed hat unlike the rigid felt hats is not that demanding when it comes to choosing size.
Women’s Tweed Hat
As many other items of men’s wardrobe tweed hats became popular with modern ladies, too. What’s more, tweed hat styles are not divided into men’s and women’s as a rule. Women can also combine tweed hats with overcoats, jackets and waistcoats. Tweed is a universal material and you may place gender accents with the help of additional decorative accessories.
Popular British style, comfortable classic fashions, durable material and exquisite texture — these are the reasons to buy a tweed hat, and the list is surely incomplete.