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FIND THE PERFECT HAT


SHAPE         SIZE          STYLE          GLOSSARY


 
 

face SHAPES

Finding your perfect hat is not a mystery. Here I will help you understand basic face shapes and what to look for in a hat. Think of your face in terms of basic shapes.

CIRCULAR

This shape is:

  • As long as it is wide
  • Big Cheeks
  • Rounded jawline and chin

SQUARE

This shape is:

  • As long as it is wide
  • Wide at the forehead
  • Wide at the cheekbones
  • Wide angular jaw
  • Wide chin
 

RECTANGLE

This shape is:

  • Long from forehead to jaw
  • Square, angular jaw
  • Wide chin.

HEART

This shape is:

  • Wide at the forehead
  • Angular cheekbones and jawline
  • Narrow chin.
 
 

DIAMOND

This shape is:

  • Narrow at the forehead
  • Wide at the cheekbones
  • Narrow chin.

OVAL

This shape is:

  • Long from forehead to jaw
  • Narrow at the forehead
  • Wide at the cheekbones
  • Rounded jawline
  • Narrow chin
 

Square FACE

Wavy brims, curving lines, exposed forehead.  The goal is to soften the angular jawline, elongate the face and avoid shortening it by pulling the hat too far down. Avoid mirroring the square, angular contours of the face in the hat. Try a Flat Cap, Wavy or Asymmetric brim style, Cloche with a generous brim, Homburg or Bowler.  Keep the brims medium or long with curves and avoid narrow or square crowns and straight or stingy brims.  Tilt your hat back on your head to keep the forehead open, lengthening your face.
 

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Rectangle face

Wear a hat pulled down low on the forehead to shorten it and try out Asymmetric, Wavy and Round, upturned brims.  The goal is to soften the jawline and avoid adding length to the face.  If you like to wear your hat pulled down low, try a hat with a deep crown and curved brim.  If you like your hat to sit higher on your forehead, try a shallow crown to avoid adding length.  Keep brims mid-length and avoid narrow crowns and stingy brims which accentuate the length of your face.  Try wide brims, asymmetric brims, Bowlers, Turbans, Berets and Cloche styles.

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Oval Face

You can wear a variety of styles and brim lengths. If you like to wear your hats pulled down low, try hats with a deep crown. If you like to wear your hats higher on your forehead, try a shallow crown to avoid adding length.  The crown should never be narrower than the cheekbones.  Wearing a hat tilted forward helps shorten the forehead. Round brims help to add width.  The goal is to avoid lengthening and to maintain balance.  Try a Turban, Cloche, Fedora, Asymmetrical brims or just about anything really!

 

CIRCULAR FACE

Creating length is the goal here, so go for big and tall.  Avoid styles that sit too close to the face and head and accentuate roundness.  Offset the circular contours of the face with a Fedora or Porkpie that is deep and wide.  Try Asymmetrical and Wavy brims.  Keep brim length medium or long and avoid stingy brims.

 

Diamond Face:

Mid-length brims are best, avoid anything too wide as it will accentuate the pointed chin.  Avoid mirroring the pointed chin with a pointed top. Try Fedoras and flat top hats like Porkpies that are tapered and not too boxy.  There is a sweet spot here, not too wide and not too narrow. 

 

HEART FACE

This is how I describe Heart Face

 
 

WHAT’S MY HAT SIZE?

MEASURING with a measuring TAPE

Using a soft measuring tape, measure just above the eyebrows and along the occipital ridge.

ADULT SIZES

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KIDS SIZES

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Measuring with a String

Using a string, measure just above the eyebrows and along the occipital ridge. Then measure the string with a ruler.