Do you remember the seductive cats from yesteryear? Oh Frank and his boys sure looked sharp in their crisp custom tailored suits and ties back in their day. I feel like we’ve come so far away from this kind of dressing, and it’s about time we revisit. With all the baggy shirts, suction tight jeans, and long bang hair tossing; I just feel like men don’t quite dress like they used to. Some things never seem to go out of style, and Sinatra’s style certainly is one of them. There’s something about good structure, and classic colors that seem to stand the test of time. 

Seduction aside, for the purpose of this post I would like to draw attention to Frank’s hat. Now
people have their feelings towards hats, but what other accessory do
you try on with your friends, and laugh? There’s something about trying
on hats that brings out the comedian in all of us. It’s impossible not
to smile a big dorky grin while trying on a big floppy hat; maybe it
reminds us of the beaches of the Dominican, or the catamarans of Cuba.
 In any case hats are a fun, and what better way to protect yourself
from the sun’s harmful rays (if you get any where you live that is; sun
in Halifax seems optional).

The sun is beginning to shine her in the city, and with sunshine we need shade. With so many different styles of hats out there, there has to be one that suits your personal style. Riding the tail end of the royal wedding I feel like there are going to be a flood of stylish hats in stores this summer. 

These are a few of my favorite hats: 

Straw Hat Fedora: 
I love the straw hat fedora, the straw allows for breathabilty for those hot summer days. However, be mindful that the brim on a fedora is rather short, so you’re going to want to slather on the SPF.  

Wide Brim Floppy Hat: 
The wide brim beach hat, feels like you’re on a get-a-way vacay; this hat is both functional, and fashionable. It will protect your precious skin from the sun’s harmful rays, and it’s great if you are having a bad hair day. I like this one with the detailed beading; the brown adds a little boho feel to the hat. 

***When sporting a hat, you want it to make a statement, so keep everything else minimal. 

White t-shirt or tank with your best jeans, and some beaded bracelets with a brightly colored bag is all you need. This slouchy t-shirt featured below is great for a weekend look; 

For a  more sophisticated/mature  look, opt for a tighter fitting shirt and tuck it in with a belt. 

Coming to the end of this post, it’s dawned on me; I think this post might have been inspired by this photo taken in New York by the Sartorlialist. I love how simple everything is, and yet dramatic at the same time. 

Happy Hat Hunting! 


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  • Reply Meghan June 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE hats! They're an item that people love, but are too.. afraid (?) to wear. Bought a wide-brim last weekend… now just waiting for the sun to visit…

  • Reply Anonymous May 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    OH! where can i get one similar to the Fedore straw hat there!? 😀 😀

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