'I like hats, but they don't suit me'
A popular phrase that seems to be doing the rounds. Complete balderdash and piffle, but popular nonetheless, probably started by nervous hairdressers.
My answer to anyone who would like to wear a hat, but doesn't know how, is to follow the NewUrban 3 step guide to choosing a hat:
1. Choose a hat style that complements your face
2. Match your colours
3. Choose your correct size
First - Identify your face shape
Small round faces tend to look short, so you will need a hat that will add a little height.
Avoid narrow brim hats such as pork pie hats.
b) Long and Thin
For long thin faces, you will need a hat that does not give any extra height, unless you add a lot more width.
Avoid narrow brim hats with a high crown.
c) Deep, Long & Full
For deep long full faces, you will need a wide brim hat to counterbalance the face area.
NewUrban suggests a wide brim Fedora Hat worn with a pronounced side tilt.
Avoid narrow brim hats or wearing your hat tilted too far back.
d) High Cheekbones
For faces with high cheekbones, you need a hat that doesn’t interfere with your face's sleek lines.
Avoid Trilby Hats or wide brim Fedora Hats.
e) Big Ears
If you have large protruding ears and you're looking to lessen their visual impact, your best bet is a wide brim hat or a hat that covers them completely.
Avoid the narrower brim Trilby hats or Pork Pie hats.
If you have an oval face, you probably have already figured out that you have the perfect face for hats, so pretty much anything goes for you!
For all face types though, the Flat Cap is a look that can work for everyone!
Second - choose your correct colours
The trick here is to match your hat to your hair and/or eye colours.
a) For blonde hair, NewUrban suggests brown, grey, red, pink or dark blue coloured hats
b) For light brown hair, NewUrban suggests brown, beige, grey or green coloured hats
c) For dark brown or black hair, NewUrban suggests brown, black or light blue coloured hats
d) For red or strawberry blonde hair, NewUrban suggests brown, cream or blue coloured hats
e) For grey hair, NewUrban suggests black or green coloured hats
You can also match your eye colour to your hat, so brown hats for brown eyes, blue hats for blue eyes and green hats for green eyes.
Third - always choose your correct size
Even if you've selected your correct style and colour, if you choose a hat that doesn't fit you, it is never going to look good. Just like an ill fitting shoe, an ill fitting hat will be uncomfortable and look terrible.
It is very important to measure your head accurately and we have a measuring guide on every hat detail page, explaining easily how to do this and what size you should go for.
If you're lucky enough to have a size 58cm head, then there will be no shortage of places that you can find a hat on the high street, where lack of space and specialization means that only one or two sizes are ever stocked. However, the majority of people will find that their head size will be somewhere between 54 and 63cm.
We at NewUrban recognise that everyone deserves a hat that fits and that is why we always try to stock as many sizes as possible all of the time and have one of the largest range of hat sizes available anywhere.
If you know exactly what you're after, you can use our filter system to narrow your search by hat brand, hat style, colour and size, so you can see exactly what is in stock, available for you to buy straight away. And with free UK returns for up to 30 days from when you receive your hats, you can always try different hat styles, colours or sizes and return by Freepost whatever isn't suitable.
So now you have no excuse – there really is a hat that would suit you, just follow the NewUrban 3 step guide!