The bowler hat — otherwise known as the derby — was the crowd favorite before the fedora took over in the 1920s. The bowler, with it’s bulbous, sturdy wool-felt body and short, rolled brim is the perfect accessory for a woman who wants to add some masculine style to her outfit or the man who wants to just add style, given a few fashion tips are carefully considered.
The difference between Bowler hats and Fedoras is: Bowlers have a smooth, round top and upturned hem, Fedoras have a circle in its top with a plain hem.
For guys, wearing a bowler hat is making a real style statement. It’s a style commonly reserved for the eccentrics — actors, rockstars or men with that English sartorial flare. A trench coat, blazer or tweed jacket over a dark pinstripe suit, a pair of brogues and a bowler hat is going to create that sort of look.
When wearing bright colors, your bowler can come in any shade. Wearing dark color will turn down your outfit, keeping it elegant, Wearing bright colors, bowler hat should be a full/quarter/half shade of your outfit.
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If you’re not up for all that, dress down a bowler with a jacket or blazer, a pair of well-worn and fitted dark denim jeans and a pair of chunky leather boots, dress shoes or sandals, with a casual shirt. Throw a neck scarf in for elegance.
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