A flat cap is surely a tricky item to wear. The look itself reminds me of old grandpas’ hats. And if you don’t wear it nicely or struggle on incorporating it with other pieces of your clothes, you would end up looking like such as a fool.
This style of hat bears some similarities with the baseball cap and a fedora. They come in different materials and colors. Some of the flat caps are decorated with pattern as well. One of the biggest advantages of wearing flat cap is that this design suits all face shapes. It is also super easy to put it on your head as well. It is also suitable for various styles from casual to smart casual and smart. Celebrities spotted wearing a flat cap include David Beckham, Justin Theroux and Farrell, to name just a few.
This hat is not as popular as other types of hat. But if you know how to wear it well, you would be able to stand out from the crowd.
Here are some rules that you should when if you want to wea a flat cap probably:
1. Choose The Right Size
In case of baseball caps, you can enjoy wearing it slightly bigger than your face to bring a more urban look. And you can wear a tight beanie for a laid back look
However, in case if wearing a flat cap, you should always choose a hat that fits your head nicely and perfectly. Don’t wear it when it is too small on your head. Also avoid wearing a floppy flat cap as well. Make sure that it feels just like a fitted cap with some extra small amount of fabric on top. A too big flat cap would have that fabric falling down on one size or touching the ears.
When you wear a flat cap which is too small or too big, not only does it make you feel uncomfortable, it also looks like you wear a hat you borrow from someone else. Also too big of a flat cap would create a mushroom effect that I am sure that you would never want it like that.
So when you go out shopping for a flat cap, make sure you wear the one that you like on. Make sure it wouldn’t fall down or hug too tightly.
2. Choose The Right Season
The most appropriate season to wear a flat cap is in the fall. In the summer, if you choose to wear a flat cap, it would be too hot for you. Also, most of the flat caps come with dark patterned colors, which might not be suitable and compatible with other pieces of your clothing. Imagine how odd it would be if you decide to wear it with a colorful t-shirt and a pair of sandals.
Winter is not a good season to wear a flat cap as well. The flat cap merely covers your head and it is not enough to keep your head warm.
Therefore, the best season to wear a flat cap would be in the spring and fall. It is the time when the weather is not really cold. Also your clothes that you wear in the spring and fall go better with the flat cap.
3. Wear It With Your Casual Clothes
As I mention above, a flat cap would go well with the clothes you put on in the spring and fall. You would see many celebrities wearing a flat cap along with their favorite hoodies and sweatpants.
It is worth mentioning that with such a look, a flat cap is for casual style only. And you should wear it for casual event as well. If you need a hat to cover your bad hair when you go out, or a hat to go shopping with your friends, you can put on this flat cap.
You can also even wear this type of hat with your smart clothes to form a casual smart look. One recommendation is to wear this hat with a suit and a pair of black shoes.
However, I have seen no one wear this flat cap to a wedding ceremony and you should never do so yourself. Flat cap should never be worn with formal clothes and for you to wear to formal events.
4. Choose The Right Material
There are two main types of materials that you normally see a flat cap including tweed and felt. Tweed flat cap is more suitable for casual wear and felt is better for smart outlook.
So make sure you choose the material to have the best look and impression that you are aiming for.
Note that color is another thing that affects the formality of your flat cap. If you want to play it safe, go for a black flat cap. Otherwise, for casual look, feel free to try different colors with different patterns.
5. Don’t Pair It With Old Fashioned Things
Flat cap is an item which looks a little old itself. Therefore, you should never wear it with other old timed things. I am sure that it will not look as vintage and antique as you might think.
Pair it with other fashionable items such as a black Jacket and I am sure that you would look like your favorite star.
You can have some references of matching your flat cap with fashionable items from famous and iconic fashionistas such as Farrell, Pharrell as well as other artists.
Here are some of the things that you need to remember when you wear a flat cap. 5 things to remember including choosing the right size, wear it in the spring and fall, wear it with your casual and smart clothes and pair it well with other fashionable items. Also remember to choose the right material for the right outfit and the right formality that you are aiming for. Two things to avoid when wearing a flat cap including wearing it to formal events and wearing it backwards.
A true fashionista needs to master his look with any hat he has in hand and flat cap is no exception It is not easy at all to just simply put it on your head. However, once you master the basic techniques and know about useful tips of wearing a flat cap, you would be able to stand out from the crowd easily and create strong impressions on anyone.