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Hats For Indian Men
A few days I covered an ignored accessory for women- the scarf. Today I am going to cover one more ignored accessory, this time on the men’s section- the hat. The inspiration for this post came from the onerous movie “Anjaana Anjaani.” For all his pathetic acting, Ranbeer Kapoor dresses well (And I am sure he was the reason my wife dragged me to the horrendous movie, apart from Priyanka Chopra’s horribly applied foundation that is) and he invoked a long last desire in me- that of owning a hat. I have always wanted to wear a hat, along with point shoes, blue jeans, short, waist coat, and a scarf. Unfortunately, I have not seen many men wear hats in India so I am a little shy, but after watching the movie I came back to research about hats I can wear. And I found two types of hat I can wear and look cool without drawing too much attention. So here are two types of hats which I think Indian men can wear-
The newsboy cap is a casual-wear cap similar in style to the flat cap. This one is my favorite. I am going to buy one or two for me in winters. Although this is traditionally a mens cap, it looks cool on women too! (see the images)
(A Little space filler historical nonsense) The style, very similar to a beret, was popular in Europe and the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among both boys and adult men. As the name suggests, it is now associated with newspaper boys, and it is sometimes associated with wealthy golfers as well.
(Some no-nonsense space filler) If you are going to wear a newsboy cap you can also complement it with sacrves, sunglasses, distressed jeans, woolen sweaters etc. Of course you can even wear it with your jacket and look uber cool (That’s what I am planning to do).
Ok all you ladies (you cannot forget them on IMBB) some cool newsboy caps for you too. 🙂
Fedora and/ or Trilby Hat
Remember Indiana Jones?
I read on the internet that the Fedora is the ‘King of Hats,’ the unspoken accessory of a three-piece suit. Well I agree. But it can also be worn as a casual hat. While researching on the internet I saw pictures of Trilby hats which looked similar to Fedora hats. So I started wondering. You might also be wondering what is the difference between a Fedora and a Trilby. Well, here goes- A trilby has a shorter brim which is angled down at the front and slightly turned up at the back. The fedora has a much wider brim which is more level. But for general purpose both the hats are the same; it’s Fedora in the US and Trilby in the UK. Remember that fedora is a part of formal attire, that is suit, jacket, collared shirts etc. Also, your hat should match with rest of the attire so do pay attention to the color of your formal dresses while buying a fedora.
So folks, here are some of the pictures that I have collected. If you have a husband or a boyfriend, do buy him the full attire this winter- boots, jeans, scarf, jacket waist coat and a hat. Teehee.
If any of IMBB Readers can suggest where to buy good men’s hat in Delhi do let me know. 🙂