Top 5 Tips on How to Choose a Winter Hat for your Face Shape
Nov 10, 2015, 10:54 ET
Tips by Tilley, the Creators of the Handmade-in-Canada Fedora
Illustrations by Jocelyn Teng, Creative Director / Fashion Illustrator of WALL9
TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - For fashionistas, outdoor adventurers, and fans of timeless vintage style – the forecast is great for fedoras this fall/winter. Tilley 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 The Montana - a cold-weather classic for men or women - made from 100% wool felt and treated for rain/snow/stain repellency.
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 any style 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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Offer applies to residents of Canada and the continental United States only. Limit of 1 Hat per purchase. Certain restrictions apply.
About Tilley Endurables:
Tilley Endurables, which was founded by entrepreneur Alex Tilley in 1980, is famous around the world for the iconic Tilley Hat, an extremely high quality, hardwearing cotton hat. The Tilley Hat was borne out of Alex Tilley's frustration at the poor design and quality of sailing hats on the market, leading him to embark on a quest to create the world's best hat. From its initial success with the sailing fraternity, Tilley Hats quickly became the headgear of choice for hikers, hunters, fishermen and even the Canadian military.
The company employs over 200 people across its manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations in Canada and wholesale operations in the UK and USA. Tilley's products are stocked in more than 4,500 stores worldwide.
SOURCE Tilley Endurables Inc
Image with caption: "Tip #1: Town + Country Fedora (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C6015_PHOTO_EN_541251.jpg
Image with caption: "Tip #2: For a round face - the Montana (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C6015_PHOTO_EN_541247.jpg
Image with caption: "Tip #3: For a long face - the Vintage Cloche Hat (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C6015_PHOTO_EN_541249.jpg
Image with caption: "Tip #4: For a heart-shaped face - the Floppy Brim Fedora (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C6015_PHOTO_EN_541253.jpg
Image with caption: "Tip #5: For an oval face - Tec-Cork Ivy Cap (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C6015_PHOTO_EN_541257.jpg
Image with caption: "Tilley Endurables (CNW Group/Tilley Endurables Inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151110_C6015_PHOTO_EN_541255.jpg
For further information: For more information, images or samples: Charlene Lo | 416-529-5223 | [email protected]
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