Manolo for the Men Fashion and Lifestyle Advice for Men

February 4, 2005

The Hats

Filed under: Hats — Manolo @ 4:59 pm

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends they have been asking the questions about the hats. Here the one such of the questions.

I’m age 54, balding/thinning hair. I don’t habitually wear hats, only for protection against sun or cold. I have been in the military and managed to get by in the hat department with uniform headgear or dress-down hats. I have racks full of hunting caps and baseball caps. I have one nice fur Russian-style cap (bought in a place Fodor doesn’t cover).

I now have a civilian job in the MidAtlantic (on a military base, not in Manhattan or DC). What is an appropriate style hat to wear to ward off the cold or sleet without looking like travel catalog shopper, and doesn’t require a trip to NYC or London to buy? Most hats I see today I can generally say, “Oh yeah, that’s from Cabelas, or that’s Lands End item #1234.”

And here is the second such of the questions.

A doctor recently recommended that I start wearing a hat, so that my entire outfit will be better suited to cold weather. I have not ever worn a hat in a business environment, and am uncertain (aside from uniform hats), whether or not hats should be worn at all. If a hat can be worn reasonably with a suit, tie, and coat, what kind of hats would be most appropriate and least ostentatious.

Manolo says, the Manolo he has little interest in the politics, and tends not to give much attention to the doings of the politicians. but here he must curse the memory of the American President JFK, for having the great head of the hair, and for the killing of the practice of the wearing of the hat.

It is no secret that the Manolo he, too, is thinning on the top and that he loves the wearing of the hat, from the standpoint of both the practical and the stylistic. In the fact, the Manolo he talked about his favorite hat store just the few weeks ago here in this Manolo for the Men Blog. And, so of the course, the Manolo he has many of the hats.

However, at the same of the time, the Manolo he is, well, let us be frank, a little eccentric. Yes, it is hard to believe, but the Manolo he is not like the other peoples. And so he is not as afraid of the opprobium of the masses, and he is willing somewhat to stand out from the crowd in the matter of the headgear.

Yet, at the same of the time, he is aware that the wearer of the hat he may cut the comical figure. This is why the Manolo he would recommend to both of his internet friends that they shop for the hats in person, and with the carefulness. There is no other way to look for the hat, as not only is it difficult to find the right size, but, more of the importantly, the hats they are extremely personal.

One of the men, he may look good in the fedora, while the other of the men, he may look awful. Only by examing the shape of the hat and the shape of the face, and the way the two things they intertact is it possible to see what is the best.

However, after the saying of that, the Manolo he would recommend to his second friend, who is looking for the hat to wear with the suit, that he consider the black homburg or the fedora, or, one of the Manolo’s personal favorites, the English ascot cap.

In the fact, this last hat, the ascot cap, it would be the excellent choice for the Manolo’s first internet friend. But, as with any hat, the Manolo, he recommends that you try it on before you buy it.

As for himself, the Manolo he has the many hats, but his favorites they are the elegant straw panama for the summer, the ascot cap for the winter, and his native Spanish beret for the times in the between.

P.S Here, if you require the inspiration, is the man who is not afraid to wear the hat, and as the consequence, wears the hat well.

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