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Top 5 Tips On How To Choose A Winter Hat For Your Face Shape

Trying to decide which hat is right for your face can be a little tricky. Most of us go with what we like, but for those looking to do it properly, here are some tricks.
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Tip #4: For a heart-shaped face – the Floppy Brim Fedora (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)

For fashionistas, outdoor adventurers, and fans of timeless vintage style – the forecast is great for fedoras this winter. Tilley, the Creators of the Handmade-in-Canada Fedora, has collaborated with top fashion illustrator Jocelyn Teng to help you rediscover how a well-chosen, well-made fedora can be the perfect way to top off your personal style statement.

Here are our Top 5 Tips on choosing the best hat to suit your face shape from our team of hat designers at Tilley, where all our hats and caps are still made with care in Canada:

Tip#1: There are no hat police.
The no. 1 rule of hats is that there are no rules. Hats can be a bold statement piece and should reflect your personality, your individuality and most importantly – your confidence. Whatever hat you choose – own it and make it your own. Ladies may want to take a unisex hat (like The Town + Country Fedora) and add a feather, brooch, scarf or pin to personalize and a touch of femininity.

Tip #2: If you have a round face…
Selecting a silhouette that flatters your face shape is all about balance. So a round face (face width and length are similar and widest point is the cheeks) are best balanced by a higher crown and medium brim. Try TheMontana – a cold-weather classic for men or women – made from 100% wool felt and treated for rain/snow/stain repellency.

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Ladies may want to take a unisex hat (like The Town + Country Fedora) and add a feather, brooch, scarf or pin to personalize and a touch of femininity.

Tip #3: If you have a long face (or forehead)…
Your face gracefully tapers towards the chin, and you may have a prominent or elongated forehead. Go for a rounded, or lower profile, crown to balance – like the Vintage Cloche Hat – available in four colours (burgundy, black, charcoal with burgundy trim, brown with burnt orange trim). Serious style, with all the practical features of a winter hat (tuckaway ear warmers, secret pocket and fully lined).

Tip #4: If you have a heart-shaped face…
For a face that strongly tapers to the chin with the widest point being the temples, use the brim of your hat to balance facial features. The key is for the brim to be wider than the chin and to look for good coverage of the forehead. A solid choice would be everyone’s favourite, the Floppy Brim Fedora. Be playful with the positioning! A little tilt to one side can give a sultry, mysterious look. Comes in black, burgundy, charcoal with burgundy trim.   

Tip #5: If you have an oval face…
Lucky you. With a wider forehead, tapering chin and prominent cheekbones, your face shape is ideal for anystyle of hat, and any size of crown or brim. Have fun with the options and experiment with different styles that best reflect your mood and personality! And don’t forget about caps – the Tec-Wool Duckbill or Tec-Cork Ivy Cap – are a nod to vintage style and great for long or short hair.

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