The Best Men’s Hat Styles for Spring
As the flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to store away your winter wear and bust out a new wardrobe. The sunny season is here, and it’s begging for you to wear spring outfits as a sign of new beginnings. To complete your look, don’t forget to wear a head-turning spring hat that’ll get the town talking (in a good way, of course).
The Best Men’s Hat Styles for Spring
However, with so many options out there, how do you choose which hat style to wear? How can you be on-trend but also fashionable at the same time?
Whether you want to blend in with the younger crowd or be the best-dressed man at the polo club, we’ve put together a vast selection of men’s hats that are great for the springtime.
1. Baseball Cap
Every man should have a baseball cap in his wardrobe. A basic baseball cap can shield your eyes from the sun as you hike along Kings Canyon National Park, take a bike ride, and more. But that’s not all – a baseball cap can also add a casual flair to your outfit, allowing you to look as laid-back as possible.
As a classic, a baseball cap can accompany your plain white t-shirt or be worn with sportswear. Today’s caps can even be worn in versatile ways – wear them with anything from gym wear to semi-formal outfits, and you’ll still look good.
To wear a baseball cap the “grown-up” way, go for the smart-casual getup. For the hat, stick to subtle colors such as black, and be sure it doesn’t show off the brand in front. Opt for corduroy such as the Scopello by Scala if you want to add texture to your headwear. Wear a button-down shirt beneath a sports coat, and top it off with a pair of tailored trousers and suede shoes.
2. Bucket Hat
Throw it back to the 1990s by wearing a bucket hat. The shape of an upside-down bucket provides the right amount of protection against the sun without being too wide-brimmed like a summer hat. That way, you won’t look like you’re one season too early!
It’s also a great way to add a “casual cool” character to your springtime getup. You can wear a colorful bucket hat like the Plaid Mash-Up to add a pop of color to your outfit. Wear a bucket hat with a t-shirt, trousers, or shorts, but do not wear it with formal or semi-formal outfits as these styles don’t go together.
If you think bucket hats are underwhelming, think again. When you wear a bucket hat from a brand like Kangol, you will be the envy of every bucket hat fan. The brand is known for the bucket hats that celebrities wore in the 80s to 90s. At Dapperfam, we’ve even got the Tropic Casual, a version of the original Kangol Bermuda Casual that LL Cool J wore!
3. Panama Hat
For headwear, you can wear from spring to summer, get yourself a genuine Panama hat. Crafted from straw, a Panama hat is your best bet for outdoor events due to its breathable weave. Wear a straw hat to a warm-weather event (e.g., garden wedding) to add a tropical flair to your tailored outfit.
At Dapperfam, we suggest wearing a genuine Panama hat with a lightweight linen suit and complementing it with a pair of slip-on loafers. On warm afternoons, pair your Panama hat with sandals such as the Peter and a pair of shorts.
As a rule of thumb, men with wide faces should wear a straw hat with a wider brim, such as the Stallworth. On the other hand, a Panama hat with a small brim, such as the Giger, suits people with small faces the best.
If straw hats add a casual flair to your outfit, fedoras add a classy flair.
Although fedoras are generally crafted from wool or wool felt, they can be worn year-round. This is because fedoras can be worn with anything. They’re so easy to style that you can wear a fedora with a plain t-shirt and shorts to add a classy flair to your outfit. Or, you can wear it with a suit to look even sleeker.
Fedoras can also be created from straw as this allows for breathable wear. Wear the Hesmond, a straw fedora, with a button-down shirt for afternoon BBQs or the Go Around if you’re going out into town.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Why Wear Spring Hats?
Spring hats serve the practical purpose of protecting your face against the sun. Aside from that, they also add a fashionable flair to your outfit. If you’re wearing something too simple, a spring hat can complete your getup and make you look more put-together. For instance, the colorful Rocco can be your outfit’s focal point so that the rest of your outfit won’t be too basic.
When Does Spring Start?
Before you step out wearing your new spring wardrobe, be sure that the season has started. In the United States, spring starts in the middle of March (around March 20th) and ends in the middle of June (around June 21st).
Fortunately, if you wear your spring hat too long, that won’t be a problem. At Dapperfam, our spring hats were designed to be worn through summer!
What Spring Hat Style Suits Your Head Shape?
To find the perfect hat, you should first determine the shape that flatters your face.
- Long. If your face is long, go for spring hats with big brims.
- Round. People with round faces should wear hats with a pointed or pinched top, such as a fedora.
- Square. Your goal should be to “soften” your angles with a large brim hat.
- Heart. Because you have more volume on the upper region of your face, you should go for hats with a short brim, such as a baseball cap.
- Oval. If you have an oval face, you’re in luck – you’ll look good in anything.
Shop For Spring Hats at Dapperfam
At Dapperfam, we set out on a mission to put together all of the spring hats on a single page. We’ve provided you with an overview of every hat out there, so you can easily choose the one that’s perfect for you. Shop now to get yourself a new hat for spring.