JFK may have popularized the uncovered head ,but in 1960, he didn’t know squat about the ozone, and nowadays we need a hat. Specifically, straw hats. It is essential to skin protection and what about that hair that some of us spent a college savings plan to get to that exact shade of yes—we need to be smart. The key is to choose a shape that fits your personality and your head. Lately, straw hats are sporting an SPF factor of their own so we have the perfect excuse to choose a few and have some fun wearing them.
Bergman, Bogey, Bacall and even Carrie Bradshaw have rocked a well-placed fedora and so should we. This packable straw fedora feels like luxurious straw. It says everything a straw hat should say, “ Come away with me, I will protect you and establish you as a person of interest.” Don’t we all want to be “of interest?”
A sweet wide brimmed Pollyanna of a straw hat boasts a go with anything casual rainbow accent. This classic Panama is actually made in Ecuador, but putting geographic confusion aside, its’ classic masculine style is just perfect on us. Rosy light does indeed flatter us all and this packable pink straw confection is a crowd pleaser. It really is the details that make hat perfection, a feather, a ribbon hat band, a “just so” frayed brim that gives this hat a perfect sense of chic. It’s a city mouse or a country mouse, this hat is all that.
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