After Eve talked Adam into eating from the tree of knowledge, they suddenly saw their head was naked. People have been trying to look cool ever since. The fig leaf just didn't cut it in the early world or in the modern one.
People wear hats for all kinds of practical reasons. A construction worker wears a safety hat. A fireman wears a hat to protect him from falling timbers and burning debris. Baseball players wear caps to keep the sun out of their eyes.
Whatever the reason you wear a hat, you might as well look cool--wicked cool is even better. It’s worth giving a little consideration.
Nobody asks what you think about the things you pass on the
street or at work day after day. You get what they give you. From the top of your head down to the ground you stand on, you get some choice in what you wear. What you put on your head tops it all off and makes a personal statement to the world.
If you have nothing to say, then wear nothing. If you want to stand out in a mediocre world, hold your head up high and put on a cool hat. Pick carefully. It’s your head.
Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself. Look in the mirror with your hat on as you answer these questions.
- . Does the shape of you hat complement the shape of your head? If your face is oval, you can wear just about anything you like.If your face is v-shaped, you'll need a small brim to minimize the differences of width between your forehead and your jaw. If your face is round, try something that stretches the total presentation of your head. A tall crown might add dimension to your face. Something with a few angles might contrast well with the symmetrical design of your face. Stay away from large round brims. Medium to large brims are okay as long as they are not so large as to flop about and frame your face concentricly. If you have a long face, a wide brim will give you balance. A short crown will de-emphasize the length of your face and give spruce up your overall appearance.
- Does the shape of your hat match the shape of your body? If you are tall, a wide brim works best. If want to emphasize your height, a tall crown will do that; if you do not want to emphasize your height choose a shorter crown. If you are medium to small in stature, a larger hat will make you look smaller, and choose a narrow brim with a short crown. If you are a large person, then a large brim is okay; choose the crown to suit your face.
- Does your hat fit properly? If your hat is too small, you'll just give yourself a headache. If it is too large, it will blow. Either way, you won't be wearing long.
- Is the style of your hat appropriate for the season or occassion?. The hat should fit the occasion, but it is better for the hat to express who you really are than project the occasion only with no reflection of your true personality. It's okay to choose your hat to show who you want to be as much as who you are. You grow into your hat. The hat makes the person; don't be afraid to redefine who you want to be.