A hat is a practical fashion accessory for all your travels. Whether you’re going on a long weekend or a weeks-long adventure to the other side of the world, it’s important to keep in mind the importance of a hat in your luggage. It will protect you from the variable weather conditions at your destination. Here are some examples of hats to wear on holiday:
How to carry your hat?
When you go on holiday, don’t fold your straw capeline or fedora in your suitcase! The straw could crack like glass.
The best is to put it flat in your suitcase, filling the cap (the hollow for the head) for example with underwear, swimwear so that it does not lose its shape. Then put your clothes around your hat to keep it in place. Remember to put it on the top side of the suitcase so that the clothes do not crush it when the suitcase is lifted.
You may hear about a kind of panama that is so flexible that it can be slipped into a wedding ring. We advise you to be very careful, because in countries with high humidity like Ecuador you often hear this praise, but in our countries where the air is much drier, you could break the straw.
Remember to lightly dampen your straw from time to time to keep it soft.
Be careful not to let your hat “burn out” in your car, the straw will become like glass. At the first pressure of your hand on the cap, it will crack.
Another tip is to remember that, behind glass, straws, like clothes, discolour quickly.
For a holiday in the sun: Choose from capelines or fedoras (often called “panama”) to protect you from the sun.
The timeless model remains the capeline. It is recommended thanks to its wide brim which protects your face from the sun. It is also very feminine and versatile in all circumstances. On holiday, it will be useful at the seaside as well as in town. Choose a capeline with details such as a colourful grosgrain or straw ribbon around the hat.
The straw fedora, sometimes called a panama, with its masculine/feminine style is perfect for casual wear, such as jeans and a tunic. It is very easy to combine with any summer outfit. Be careful not to wear it with an overly sophisticated outfit, it should not be distracted from its casual style.
For a citytrip / capital city tour: A felt Fedora will protect you from strong winds and the first cold snaps while keeping you stylish during all your visits.
The Fedora hat has always been considered a classic in the world of hats.
It is a hat with a medium to wide brim and a cap (head space) with three indentations, a larger one on top and two in the front. These form the “dimples”.
The name Fedora comes from the hat worn by the actress Sarah Bernhardt when she played the heroine of Victorien Sardou’s play “Fedora”.
It is also worn by many actors such as Humphrey Bogart in the film Casablanca, or Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones. It is also found in the film Borsalino worn by Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Finally, the Fedora hat is a timeless accessory: it is worn by both men and women on a daily basis.
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