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Our stylist recommends: Stylish mens hats that will suit your face type

Whether you’re off to a fancy event or having a casual day out, throwing on a crafted straw hat or a well made fedora is always a good choice when you’re looking at sprucing up your outfit. But what’s a gentleman to do when there are as many types of hats as there are face shapes? There aren’t any hard and fast rules to which mens hats will suit your face types, but the key is to rock a statement hat with confidence. Here’s a little primer for those who need a little boost.

Round-shaped face type
Prada printed nylon bucket hat (Photo credit: Prada)
Prada printed nylon bucket hat (Photo credit: Prada)
Nick Fouquet sand star felted hat (Photo credit: Nick Fouquet)
Nick Fouquet sand star felted hat (Photo credit: Nick Fouquet)

For men with rounded face types, opt for a hat with a boxy crown and a slightly wider brim. Big hats tend to appear disproportionate on small round faces . Instead, go for styles like the bucket hat or the pork pie hat which creates a sculpted form framing your head — perfect for complimenting your face shape. We recommend the latest Prada Nylon bucket hat that’s designed and the camel-toned Nick Fouquet felted hat to go along with your stylish outfit.

Oval-shaped face type
CA4LA fold wool felt fedora (Photo credit: CA4LA)
CA4LA fold wool felt fedora (Photo credit: CA4LA)
Borsalino medium brim panama hat (Photo credit: Borsalino)
Borsalino medium brim panama hat (Photo credit: Borsalino)

With a slightly elongated face and a rounder chin, oval faced men probably have more hat styles to play with. Due to the lengthy profile of the face, oval face types can afford to wear hats that are designed with a shorter crown and wider brim. The reason to avoid wearing hats with shorter brim is to prevent oneself from looking too short and smaller than you should. For a more harmonious combination, classic fashionable styles like your felted fedoras and boat hats will help bring your look together.

Diamond-shaped face type
Saint Laurent large western style boat hat (Photo credit: Saint Laurent)
Saint Laurent large western style boat hat (Photo credit: Saint Laurent)
Gucci woven straw fedora (Photo credit: Gucci)
Gucci woven straw fedora (Photo credit: Gucci)

If you have high cheekbones, a narrower jawline and a smaller crown, you’re probably a diamond face type. For these face shape types, medium sized hats with a medium sized crown would best fit your face shape. Hat styles that come with a slightly stylish curvy brims could extend your small crown and balance your head proportion. Designs like Borsalino’s straw Panama hat and Gucci’s woven fedora that comes with pinched up brims are flattering styles to add to your wardrobe.

Square-shaped face type
Beton Cire Miki workwear hat (Photo credit: Beton Cire)
Beton Cire Miki workwear hat (Photo credit: Beton Cire)
Lock & Co. Hatters flat cap (Photo credit: matchesfashion.com)
Lock & Co. Hatters flat cap (Photo credit: matchesfashion.com)

Hats with a rounded and moulded forms are ideal for men with square-shaped face. With very angular, strong features, we suggest you to pick curvy types to prevent looking boxy. The humble flat cap or rounded shaped hats will sculpt and create a more streamlined silhouette for your head.

 

Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.