"You wear the hat, the hat doesn’t wear you." So that's been said before, but attaining signature style — what experienced hatters and style icons have — isn't simple. How do you make a hat your own? Let us break down the basics for you.
When it comes to your personal hat collection, it's only fitting to store and organize them in an elegant way. After all, a beloved hat that you've held onto for years probably has sentimental value, whether it's a memory or a symbol of your individuality. Hats are a timeless, no-throw-away accessory. Your collection is only going to grow larger and larger the longer you're a hat wearer (and we do hope that's a long time).
Because of your ever-enduring accumulation of hats, we're advising all hatters to spring-clean their hat collection. Say goodbye to digging around in drawers for that flat cap or finding your fedora bent out of shape from improper storage. Ahead are four creative ideas, including hat racks and hangers, that'll keep your hat collection organized, clean and looking sophisticated.
Experienced hatters usually have a go-to favorite hat. You know, the one that fits oh-so-perfectly and magically looks good every time you wear it, even with bedhead and serious mirror neglect. Now, when a hat has scars and markings, it adds character. Every ding simply becomes a mark in its history. However, dust and spots (which are prone to happen after years of wear) cause a less-than-dapper appearance, and an unpolished hat leads to an unhappy head, not to mention an unsophisticated wardrobe, which we can’t stand behind.
As a general rule, if you love a hat, you should treat it with love — it’s only the gentlemanly and ladylike thing to do. Maintaining it is key to its lifespan and appearance. There’s no need to walk around in a dusty, spotted hat, especially when you’ve got the expertise of Goorin Bros. right at your fingertips. Start with these three quick, easy-to-do DIY cleaning tips to spruce up and restore your hat to its original, spiffy exterior.
While a hat helps ease those bad hair days, that doesn't mean you should neglect those tresses. In fact, the style of your hair is just as significant as the fit and shape of your hat: both highlight the face, in some ways better than others. With a hat comes so many hairstyle possibilities, and if you marry the two perfectly you've got yourself a winning combo (not to mention a happy, good lookin' head).
We consult expert hairstylists at the new Drybar in San Francisco's Union Square for hat hairstyling (yes, it's a thing) and exclusive hat hair tips (the cure to flat hat hair? Drybar hairstylists tell us that dry shampoo and some tousling with your fingertips will add back that volume!). Now, get the how-tos for three flawless hat hairstyles that go from casual daytime date to romantic night out.
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