5 hats to match every occasion

by Calum Donoghue

A stalwart for any season, Quel Homme rounds up the best hats to have hanging in your closet

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Just like a pair of shoes, a man’s choice of hat says a lot about his style – even the most fashion-forward can get it wrong. Quel Homme selects which hats to buy and when to wear them...

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Bucket

This is a difficult hat to pull off, so choose a bucket hat that will easily match a relaxed, dressed-down outfit and opt for distressed denim.

 

When to wear: day three of Glastonbury Festival.

Distressed Denim Bucket Hat, £240, Kapital.

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Fedora

A light-coloured or cream fedora hat goes perfectly with an open-collared white shirt tucked into chinos. Match with a pair of Edhen Milano shoes.

 

When to wear: aboard a 27 foot yacht in Venice.

Ribbon-trimmed fedora hat, £415, Borsalino.

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Trilby

Pair with tailored demin ghurka trousers, a black roll-neck and grey suit jacket.

When to wear: browsing menswear brands at Pitti Uomo.

Nomad Rollable Wool-Felt Trilby Hat, £195, Lock & Co Hatters.

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Panama

Lightweight and practical in the sun, save your Panama hat for summer to dress up your swimsuit and shirt.

 

When to wear: at a post-swim lunch by the beach.

Straw Panama Hat, £725, Nick Fouquet.

 

Panama

Lightweight and practical in the sun, save your Panama hat for summer to dress up your swimsuit and shirt.

 

When to wear: at a post-swim lunch by the beach.

Straw Panama Hat, £725, Nick Fouquet.

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Baseball Cap

Best kept for exercise or outdoor sports.

When to wear: a game of tennis.

Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap, £35, Polo Ralph Lauren.