A Men's Guide to Hats

Most men don’t think of a hat as an integral part of an outfit. Some of us don’t wear hats. Others grab the trusty, old baseball cap to block out the sun and forget about it. There are so many styles, fabrics, and shapes of hats that it’s easier to say forget it. However, you may want to stand out from the crowd with a touch of style. You will find that there’s a hat for everyone.


The fedora is the iconic hat commonly seen on Humphrey Bogart. It conveys a sense of classic Hollywood.  A fedora has a short to mid-sized brim with an upturn in the back. In the front, the brim can be turned up or down. Inexpensive hat brands often slap this label on anything that looks like it. This most commonly occurs with the Trilby.


The trilby looks like a fedora, so it’s easy to see where the confusion comes from. The trilby’s crown is shaped the same way as a fedora. The main difference is that the trilby has a shorter brim and the brim is almost always worn with the brim downward in the front and angled upward toward the back. Indiana Jones made this type of hat very popular.

Pork Pie Hat

The porkpie hat is the hat choice of Heisenberg (Walter White) from the popular TV Show, Breaking Bad. This hat makes our list because it is a good choice for tall men. It has a shape similar to a fedora with a flattened top. Porkpie hats usually have a small brim that is turned upward around the edges.   

The hats on this list can all be paired with a suit because they are on the more formal side. Before you buy a hat, you should look for one made from a quality material. Not only do hats made from better materials last longer than their cheaper counterparts, but they also will make you feel more confident. The last thing you need to consider is what you feel comfortable in and what you feel looks good on you. Many people will talk about face shape, but that doesn’t matter if you don’t like a hat style.