The fundamental rule of chic informs that if no one is doing it, then it must be a good thing to do! So wear a Fedora. Firstly for practicality, to protect yourself from the elements, be it rain or sun. Secondly, for the chic factor mentioned above.
In the following series of exchanges, with bespoke hat maker Fernand Sebbah of Paris, we will learn how to choose, style, fit, and wear one of the most misunderstood elements of dress. In Part one of the series we will take a look at fundamental hat models.
I admit to being a hat wearer most of my life, for better or for worse. And what seemed like a good way to keep warm and dry grew into a passion for sculpted felt. Clearly, you won’t remain inconspicuous wearing a hat, but if you have the right stuff inside and the presence, you can remain dry in style.