Rock To Work: How To Rock A Bowler Hat To Work (Men)

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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.

A man wearing sack suit and bowler hat in 1880


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.bowlerhat2


Bowler hats on corporate attire rocks best in colors black, brown, grey, dark blue, and chocolate green. Always wear bowler hat colors that blend with your final look. boww

Most importantly, wear the bowler like you just threw it on your head and forgot it was there. This is the key component to the nonchalant approach to the bowler for guys.bowler4

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. boww3

It’s a fashion piece on it’s own so don’t try doing to-match on it. Wear black if unsure.bowler6

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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. bowler13



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