10 hats you should all recognize (you are challenged!)

Do you really differentiate these well known hats?

In our mind, hats are a bit like guys: it’s all the same. Apart from our good old bonnet, our cap or even the bob (even if we prefer to forget it), it is not always possible to differentiate one hat from another; Panama or fedora, it is the same. Except that not at all! If you find it inconceivable to assimilate a moccasin to a ballerina, it is the same thing in the headwear department: each model has specificities that any self-respecting fashion addict must know. Just for your personal culture (and because there will be a written interview at the end), here are 10 that we could describe as common – the typology of the hats of Queen Elizabeth, it will be in the following chapter.

The fedora or Borsalino

Ultra popular in women, the fedora is a hat with wide and even edges, both rigid and soft. Its distinctive sign? A cap necessarily hollow and pinched on the sides (to catch it easily) as well as a gallon, that ribbon or rope that embellishes the turn of the hats.

The Panama

Often confused with the fedora, panama differs from the latter in its matter, since the panama is exclusively a straw hat, preferably clear. In addition, the panama often has its front edge lowered and its rear edge raised.

The trilby

Similar to the fedora or panama, the trilby has short side edges and raised at the back. Moreover, it is more a male than a feminine hat, whereas the fedora is mixed. Yes, it is to become a goat.



The bowler hat

Traditionally, the bowler has rounded edges and a round, rounded cap, but it can be seen with asymmetrical edges, only raised on the sides. Difficult to confuse him with another: no one resembles him.

The Cowboy Hat

How to distinguish a cowboy hat from a panama? By its broad edges raised on the sides. Otherwise, both models feature the same features: a hollowed and pinched cap and a gallon.

The boater

If there is a hat easy to identify, it is the boater. Its peculiarity: a cap perfectly round and flattened on the top. Its edges are also symmetrical and rigid, but they have no definite length.

The Homburg

Take a bowler hat, dig its skullcap in length, and you get a homburg shape hat. With one detail: its crown must not be pinched. Yes, it gets complicated!

The pork pie

Mixed between the boater and the homburg, the pork pie hat has a round crown (but finely hollowed around, unlike the boater), and its edges are short and turned up. Women also wear this distinctive hat, either straw for the beach side, or felt for hobo inspiration.

The capeline

Star of the summer, the capeline has broad soft edges that undulate around the face, but especially a domed cap. If there are today different forms of caps, it is the rounded which is of origin.

The sombrero

This Mexican straw hat is recognizable thanks to its (very) wide raised edges, but also its pointed cap. In fact, it is not only high and sharp: it is usually pinched in four places, in the same way as the hat of the Canadian police.