I’ve already mentioned the Deerstalker, now let’s look at some other popular models. The best way to illustrate the different types of hats and remember them will be to relate them to the world’s best fashion runway – the movies!
The Hombourg: famously worn by Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in 1971’s The Godfather, this hat is characterized by its relatively shallow and stiff brim and single large dent in the middle. Normally made from felt.
The Trilby: very popular during the 1960’s (just watch the early James Bond movies with Sean Connery) the Trilby has a shallower brim than the Hombourg and it is also softer, which allows it to be turned up or down. The Trilby has returned to popularity recently and can look really great for girls and guys with a T-shirt and jeans!
The Fedora: you can see this spectacular hat in just about any Martin Scorcese movie about gangsters, or admire how Johnny Depp and Christian Bale wear theirs in Public Enemy! It’s soft like the Trilby, but bigger all round. It’s higher with a pinch in each side, the ribbon tends to be wider and the brim is broader, meaning you can get that mysterious look by turning it down. This hat is perfect for you tall guys because it shows off your wide shoulders.
The Bowler or Derby: the hat made famous by Charlie Chaplin and latterly in the City of London by civil servants and bankers.
The Top Hat: tall and stiff with a brim in proportion to be used to put the hat on and take it off without touching the Crown. To see this hat worn with style you should watch the old Fred Astaire movies (in black and white, obviously). As an alternative take a look at how Hugh Jackman wears one in the movie The Prestige.
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