Although glasses and hats are a match made in heaven, not everyone feels like they know how to pull off the look. Sometimes wearing a hat and a funky pair of frames can be an overkill, making you look too ‘busy’. However, if done right, you can really pull off one of the coolest looks out there!
So how can you wear your hat and glasses together and pull off the look while keeping it looking effortless?
What hat style are you?
Before taking a closer look at how to wear hats and glasses, think about what kind of hat style represents you.
If you’re into that Boho floaty look, pick floppy wide brimmed hats, oversized fedoras, and even slouchy berets. If you’re more of the preppy type, boaters, berets, small fedoras, and breton hats are excellent choices! And for those who love all things vintage, there’s nothing greater than structured wide-brimmed hats, cloches, fascinators, and small pill-box hats to make a statement.
If you don’t really know what hat styles are out there, here’s a winter/summer list for men!
Winter Men Hats
With its military history, the beanie has a number of different names for it depending on where you hail from; such names include the stocking cap, tuque, bob cap, or even burglar gap.
For hipsters and the casual guy, the beanie is a must-have winter fashion accessory.
Geek it up with a pair of hipster-inspired thick rimmed frames and become a real piece of eye candy.
Get a full head coverage with this fluffy warm Russian-style winter hat for men and get your swag on with a long overcoat and a pair of chunky military style boots.
Alternatively, you can try a different style that works better for longer, narrow faces.
Show your true suave style and pick a pair of wireframe metal, aristocratic glasses with a tortoiseshell pattern to really accentuate your true gentleman style.
3. Flat cap
A style icon among the British upper class and blue blood, the flat cap has quickly become popular among the alternative Hollywood crowd. A favorite of David Beckham and Ethan Hawke, the flat cap is a quintessential British cap that will add a little edge to your gentlemanly manner.
Our flat cap wearers suit thick rimmed wood like rectangular glasses. It adds a bit of urban cool to the countryside hunter’s look.
4. Felt trilby hat
If you want to really show your individuality and your cool care-free style, a felt trilby teamed with a casual tee and an open dinner jacket in jeans is the hottest young man’s look. Who said men can’t do urban chic?
Our trilby wearing man is naturally cool and his effortless style is well put together. Geek it up with a pair of geek eyeglasses or get them wondering who you really are by going incognito in a pair of oversized dark vintage inspired sunglasses.
5. Deer stalker hat
The deer stalker hat for men is not just for deer stalkers. This cool casual hat is for the ultimate hipster who likes to make a scene through his style.
Play it cool with a fashionable pair of mirrored aviator glasses. For a more daring look, opt for color popping rims.
A similar alternative is The Navigators, the square brother of The Aviators.
The tear lens shape has morphed into a square form that is bigger and more imposing. Get it here!
Summer Men Hats
1. The Panama hat
Otherwise known as the toquilla straw hat, the Panama hat is a traditional straw hat hailing from Ecuador. Originally made from plaited leaves of a native plant, this stylish hat is a must-have for men who have a boyish charm and loads of charisma. The Panama hat wearer is simple in style, but despite the simplicity will still stand out.
Wear a plain neutral Panama hat with dark lenses and patterned frames. If you’re not ready for an all-over pattern, decorated lens arms will suffice. Animal prints are huge once again, and this time, it’s even amongst men!
2. Trilby hat
The male trilby wearer knows his style and wears his clothes with attitude. Think Greek meets Italian man and be sure to add cotton, tweed, and straw to the equation to really pull it off.
The trilby wearer looks great in a pair of oversized square geek glasses that adds a bit more cool to an otherwise classic look.
Alternatively, you can choose a pair of clear square geek glasses that go marvelously with your trilby hat.
3. The pork pie hat
This classic hat is enjoying a huge revival this year.
This style is for the man who likes to dress up, but with a bit of a hipster edge. The pork pie hat man is a man who favors blazers, skinny chinos, and a pair of classic boat shoes.
Wide rectangular sunglasses and semi-rimless browline frames complement the pork pie hat well, but basically, this hat can go with any glasses, so take your pick and create your own style.
4. Baseball cap
The baseball cap is a common hat worn amongst men and women, however, it’s still one of the few accessories that transcend all styles. Sporty and casual guys like to keep it real by simply throwing on their worn baseball cap.
The baseball cap is ubiquitous and luckily for you can match almost any style of glasses. Choose to pair it with rectangular geek eyeglasses or choose a pair of classic aviators; the choice is yours!
Are you ready to match and mix frames and hats?