Guess what is the most common element in a cowboy’s wardrobe? It is a perfect cowboy hat for sure. Sometimes, choosing the right cowboy hat according to your face becomes a tough job but do not worry we are here to help you out with the shape, size, and style of the hat.
So before buying a cowboy hat, the first thing that you must consider is the purpose for what you want the cowboy hat, whether a stylish one or one which is functional. Or you want a cowboy hat to fit the outfit for your next country concert, or just as daily wear that you could include in your everyday wardrobe.
Style of the Cowboy Hat
There are numerous styles available for cowboy hats. So, the first thing before getting a cowboy hat that you should check is which style would be the best fit for your wardrobe. Try to get a hat with neutral colors. Though black almost fits every outfit, cowboy hats with classic colors, i.e. brown or tan are an integral part of western hat styles. But the main thing is your cowboy hat must match your personality.
Cowgirls who like to prefer vintage looks but want to have a modern feel with it, for them, Bullhide cowgirl hats from heart straw are a perfect choice. And for cowgirls who want to have a different color, Bullhide Jewel of The West Wool Cowgirl Hat will be the best choice. This hat, belonging to one of the popular western hats is a shapeable cowgirl hat that consists of a beautiful sweatband binding attractive barrel beads of turquoise color with the hat and matching perfectly with almost every outfit you can imagine. The sweatband allows the hat to be a custom fit for almost everyone.
The functionality of the Hat
If functionality is the main purpose of your purchase, then you have to be sure that your precious cowboy hat does not get blown away in the wind. When buying for functionality, you have to ensure that your hat fits firmly on your head and protects your face from the sun, wind, and a little bit of rainfall. For the functional purpose, you should get a hat that is durable and in terms of durability, there is no match for a perfect blend of beaver or rabbit fur. A blend of beaver and rabbit fur hats are not only durable and long-lasting but will also successfully protect your face from all kinds of weather conditions without compromising with comfort and these hats are also easy to reshape. According to Britannica, rabbit fur has a wide range of uses in the fur industry. Fibers from Angora rabbits and common domestic rabbits are mixed with other kinds of fibers for better warmth and softness.
The shape of Your Face
By now you are aware of why you want a cowboy hat i.e. for style or functionality. So now it is time to choose the hat based on the shape of your face. Your cowboy hat will draw other’s attention towards you only when it will perfectly balance your facial features. Various cowboy hats are available based on different face shapes and sizes like some cowboy hats are made for the elongated face, some for oval faces, etc. Check the shape of your face in the mirror, measure the head size and check the list below for a perfect hat.
For oval-shaped faces, one must avoid hats having smaller brims as it will make your face look larger. Cowboy hats with medium brims are the best for oval-shaped faces with a wide head.
Thin Elongated Face
For thin and elongated faces, cowboy hats having a medium height crown sitting low on the forehead are the best suit. A hat with a too small or too long crown will give an unflattering look to your face. Also try to avoid hats with curved, wide, or flat brims as those will also exaggerate the length of your face.
Hats of asymmetrical shapes are the best to balance the symmetry of your round face. Try getting a hat with a slanted brim and high crown. Try to stay away from hats with rounded crowns and wider brims.
Hats with wide and curved brims are the best to suit your wide forehead, strong jaw, and cheekbones. A floppy hat with a soft brim is also best for your box-shaped face.
A wide face with angular cheekbones and a short forehead are some prominent features of a diamond-shaped face and to emphasize these features, hats with a wide brim and shallow crown are the best fit.
These are some points that you should follow for getting the hat that best suits your face. Above all do not hesitate to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.