Scala Mens Wide Brim Fedora Hats

Posted on April 14, 2017

The hat is one of the most popular clothing accessories nowadays, but sometimes choosing the most suitable headwear such as the Scala line of hats could be a difficult step. Some people do not consider wearing of hats in their daily style and wear them only on special occasions such as parties. You can also find hats that very adaptable you can wear them for both situations special occasions and in the daily life. The key for choosing the most suitable is the balance. Other things to consider are your wardrobe, body, and face shape.

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If you've recently peeked into a fashion and/or pop culture magazine lately, you've probably noticed that the Scala Hats have made a major trendy comeback. Once a look associated with old Hollywood style and glamor, these fashionable hats had all but faded into the background of our style consciousness.

However, some current tenor inclinations have shown a definitive shift in our attitudes towards this sharp lid look.

The current popularity of fedoras can be traced to the first Indiana Jones movie when Indy, played by Harrison Ford, wears a safari style fedora, where the medium-to-large brim is turned down in the front and the back. The hat has become emblematic of the man. After that, all fedora styles took off. Today's fashionistas like their fedoras with stingy (short) brims - very much on the other side of the fedora brim length continuum from Indy.

Whether they know it or not, these young hipsters are the direct fashion descendants from Indiana Jones' Hat. Recent trends have proven that fedora hats have firmly planted themselves as a front-running style accessory.

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PROPER FIT IS ESSENTIAL FOR LOOKING COOL AND FEELING COMFORTABLE

Your hat should look and feel like it was made just for you. Comfort is key. It should be reasonably snug so that a light wind can't blow it off of your head, but it should not be so tight as to cause discomfort or distraction. Hats that are the right size and shape for your head lend class and charisma to everything you wear. A properly fitting hat doesn't obscure your vision or fall to the floor whenever you bend over. It doesn't engulf your head, and it doesn't fit so tightly that it pops off unexpectedly. Your hat should be proportionate to the size of your face and head. An improperly fitting hat can make you look undignified, frumpy or comical, even if the hat itself is a masterpiece. Luckily, it's easy to determine your size, so you can choose your next fedora or Panama hat with confidence.

HOW TO...

To find your hat size, you'll need a soft, flexible tape measure or a piece of string and a ruler. If you're using a tape measure, wrap it around the back of your head about one-eighth of an inch above the top of your ears. Allow the two ends to meet in the center of your forehead above your eyes. Don't pull the tape tightly; it should rest gently against your skin. Release the tape while keeping your finger on the point opposite from the free end to mark your head circumference measurement. Record the measurement, and round it to up the nearest eighth of an inch; match this number to the hat sizing guides below. If you're using a piece of string, simply wrap it around your head until it meets in the middle of your forehead, cut off the excess, and measure the remaining string with a ruler to get your head size. Always measure at least twice to be sure that you're getting the most accurate results possible.

GENERAL HEAD MEASUREMENTS AND CORRESPONDING HAT SIZES

Head Circumference: 21 1/8″ to 21 1/2″ or 54cm to 55cm

General Size: Small

Specific Size: 6 3/4 - 6 7/8

Head Circumference: 21 7/8″ to 22 1/4″ or 56cm to 57cm

General Size: Medium

Specific Size: 7 - 7 1/8

Head Circumference: 22 5/8″ to 23″ or 58cm to 59cm

General Size: Large

Specific Size: 7 1/4 - 7 3/8

Head Circumference: 23 1/2″ to 23 7/8″ or 60cm to 61cm

General Hat Size: X-Large

Specific Hat Size: 7 1/2 - 7 5/8

Head Circumference: 24 1/4″to 24 5/8″ or 62cm to 63cm

General Hat Size: XX-Large

Specific Hat Size: 7 3/4 - 7 7/8

MEASURING WOES: WHEN ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT ALL

Several factors can throw you off course when you're trying to measure your head for a new hat, but you may not encounter them until you try on a few of your favorites. Standard measurements may vary among manufacturers. For example, a medium-sized trilby hat made by one company may be slightly larger or smaller than a similar hat offered by a different brand. Some materials tend to create a looser or tighter fit than others. It's important to remember that sizing charts are approximate.

TIPS FOR MAINTAINING PROPER SIZE AND FIT FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR HAT

Even the best hats aren't invincible. Frequent wear, storage habits and the natural elements can sometimes alter their size and shape. However, by following a few basic guidelines, you can prevent most of the damage and help your hat retain its perfect fit.

Irish Flat Cap

It was bound to happen. Men have been lolling around in comfortable clothes that are just a little too tattered around the edges for far too long and the backlash has started! Now sharp, stylish and svelte are firmly back in fashion - just in time for summer.

This 'wear it smart' movement's figurehead is style guru and TV and radio presenter George Lamb, who recently scooped the Best Dressed Man of the Year award. The canny Scot collected his accolade at The Clothes Show Style Awards in London, confirming his status as the UK's most on-trend guy and a closer examination of his outfits gives a clue to this summer's essential look.

Although, it is not mandatory that you opt for Lamb's trademark 'bow-tie' look, wearing smart clothes and thinking 'laid-back and vintage' is essential this summer. Simple layering with sun-bleached and cool colours, using tees or vests with a check shirt or tunic on top, worn with bleached faded jeans or denim shorts is the on-trend look. Accessories such as plaited leather belt, beach beads, straw trilby and a summer scarf complete the Traveller look.

Also big this summer will be the Riviera trend, especially around the pool or on the beach, which features vibrant reds, ocean blues and a lot of bright white. Smart alternatives for this look include cotton chino-style trousers, Wayfarer sunglasses and this summer's essential footwear - white plimsolls.

So, have no doubt when it comes to men's clothing for summer 2009, 'smart' is the key. Close-fitting and smart with not a fray in sight this summer's wardrobe pays homage to the classic style of our fathers and grandfathers.

To ensure that you can complete this summer's 'smart' look here is a list of the top five essentials:

  • Simple stripe tee: in solid contrasting colours preferably red and navy or grey and white;
  • Polo top: take inspiration from the mod era and go for a tipped version;
  • White plimsolls: this summer classic matches with just about everything in your summer wardrobe;
  • Cotton trousers: checks again, or simple stripes and bold colours in navy, green and even on-trend pink;
  • Accessories: opt for hats, particularly trilbies and mix with cotton scarves and an on-trend man bag
The time has come to get stylish. Goodbye to the days of lounging around in old shorts and Hawaiian shirts. This year, dress up your wardrobe and celebrate the summer in style.

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