Summer Trend: 1920s-Inspired Hats

With the rise in popularity of Downton Abbey and the release of The Great Gatsby — take a peek at our Gatsby Hat Guide! — this season’s hat trend shouldn’t be much of a surprise. It’s all about the 1920s, when hats were an everyday staple of men’s fashion. From the traditional Newsboy to gangster-style fedoras, we’re thrilled to see a versatile and classic trend coming back to life!

During Fashion Week, a multitude of designers put these toppers on their models to sport on the runway. To help you prepare for the Summer 2013 latest trend, here’s a roundup of our favorite looks to pull off this season:

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Are you a well-dressed gent who is no stranger to the suit? These looks are a modern twist on the vintage inspiration, with pops of color and scarves. One aspect that hasn’t changed over the decades is the incorporation of the fedora, much like this Bailey of Hollywood Gangster Wool Fedora, which is available in a number of colors and styles.
  Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
Channeling more of a Panama Jack style, the fedora can be worn as a casual topper to your summer attire. Think beach vacation-wear when trying to achieve this look, and pair a natural fedora like this Panama Snap Brim Fedora with a linen suit or a casual button-up shirt, shorts, and sandals.
Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
Do you consider yourself a hipster? The fedora is surely a perfect topper for your funky, innovative style! Opt for rolled denim, a blazer with a basic tee, and a printed fedora much like this Bleecker Cotton Plaid Fedora to add a pop of color and pattern.
Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
This casual look is ideal for a weekend at the lake or a Fourth of July cookout. The straw fedora looks stylish yet manly with tailored chino shorts, a plaid button up, and boat shoes. This Cov-ver Crocheted Raffia Fedora is anaffordable option to help you achieve this seasonal look.
Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
The newsboy is another trend we saw popping up on the runway left and right! While typically available in the wool and herringbone materials more often associated with fall and winter, lighter styles (like the Stetson Charlotte Seersucker Cap or this Stetson Lancaster Linen Button Cap) can be just as trendy in the warmer months. From business casual to weekend wear, the newsboy is a summer hit!

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