We know what you’re thinking: hats have to suit certain headshapes?! What kind of style nonsense is this? But it’s true, just like a suit fits certain body shapes and glasses suit particular face shapes, not all hats are going to agree with you, which is why we’ve created this handy guide to show you which hat is right for you.
Below, 4 fall hats to get into your wardrobe right now.
DIAMOND FACE SHAPEBroad cheekbones? Narrow forehead? Tapered chin? We’d suggest a trilby to bring out your strong facial features. But steer clear of going too wide with your brim, as your face is quite linear you won’t want to go too horizontal with your hat.
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SQUARE FACE SHAPEA very common face shape that suits a very common and classic hat. A square face is more inclined to pull off baseball caps as you’ll want something to make your shape less boxy, so opting for something with a rounder shape and even brim will even this out.
Shop > Black Ripstop Snapback Cap
OBLONG FACE SHAPE
If your features include a longer face than it is wide, as well as straight drop from your temple to your chin, you should definitely go for headwear with a curved peak wide brim fedora or Peaky Blinders-esque newsboy flat cap.
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ROUND FACE SHAPEFor a circle like shape you need to even out the symmetrical nature by counteracting it with a asymmetrical hat, so avoid wide crowns and go for a high crown or slanted brim. As this face shape is also associated with a wide forehead, it’d be acceptable to pull the front of the hat forward.
If you’re having trouble looking in the mirror and deciphering your face, don’t worry, because a beanie suits everyone and moulds to your shape. Like condoms and siracha sauce, a man should always carry around a good beanie in winter in case of unexpected weather.