The ideal hat exists for every man; you just need to know how to spot it. “The key is to get something that balances out your features,” says Orlando Palacios, owner of Worth & Worth hat shop in Manhattan. “The right hat can accentuate your strengths, hide your weaknesses — and give you more confidence.” Palacios recommends using a tall crown to help give the illusion of a longer, more elegant face, or a shallow crown to hide a tall forehead. If you’re just getting into hats, “find something close to your natural hair color with a short crown and a moderate brim — that combination can look good on anyone.” From fedoras to porkpies to Gatsby caps, here is a guide to selecting the right one.
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