7 New Hat Guides for Spring

Over the last couple of months, the Fedoras.com team has been busy researching, cleaning, sizing, and styling our hats in every way possible. Some may call us crazy, but we call it dedication. After all, becoming a master of hats is no easy feat, which is why we’ve created a brand new batch of hat resources just for you!

Click through the images below to view the entire resource.

1. Hat Sizing

Using a tape measure — or a ruler and string — learn our three quick steps to hat sizing, and let our easy-to-follow measurement chart be your guide.

Hat Sizing Chart   Find Your Hat Size

2. Hat Cleaning

From cloth hats to straw toppers, learn the correct way to treat, rinse, wash, and rid your hat of spots and stains.

Hat Cleaning

3. Hat Care

Read our top care commandments for keeping your hat as perfect as the day you bought it.

Hat Care Commandments

4. Hat Etiquette

Yep, there really is a very right — and very wrong — way to wear one, so be sure to keep this list of hat manners handy. We’d like to give a special shoutout to The Art of Manliness, Jessica, Barbara, Emma, Landgirl, Jay, Laura Mae, George, The Emily Post Institute, Sven Raphael Schneider, Andy, GetKempt.com, Darla, and Stevie for sharing your hat advice and expertise!

Hat Etiquette Guide

5. Men’s Style Guide

Master the sharpest hat trends, seasonal style essentials, and most coveted looks for spring.

Spring Style guide

6. Kentucky Derby Fashion

Headed to Churchill Downs in a few weeks? Read our men’s guide and women’s guide to looking your absolute best on race day. (You and your date can thank us later.)

Kentucky Derby Fashion for Men

Kentucky Derby Fashion for Women

7. Mad Men Guide

Mad Men Season 6 is in full swing! Looking to dress like your favorite character? With the help of our favorite retro style bloggers, we’ll help you dress the part! Be sure to check out our ’60s-inspired hat guide and beverage guide, too.

Mad Men Style Guide

Like what you see? Be sure to read, print, pin, and share these resources with fellow hat lovers!

Taking a Style Cue from Number 42

On April 15, 1947, exactly 66 years ago, Jackie became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball history. As a player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he faced continual racial discrimination from fellow players and fans, despite being named the 1947 “Rookie of the Year” and the 1949 “Most Valuable Player” by the National League. Still, Jackie persevered, and 50 years later, his jersey number (42) was retired from Major League Baseball.

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats To celebrate this important day in history and the release of 42 — the popular new film about the player — we’d like to give Jackie a Fedoras-style salute. Check out Jackie’s inspirational story by browsing these images from 42, and be sure to tip your hat to the 1940s toppers featured in the movie!

Looking for your own version of the hats worn by Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, and the rest of the cast? Click on the hats below the images for more information.

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats

 Scala Grade 3 Panama Snap Brim Fedora

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats

Stetson Drury Fashion Collection Fur Felt Fedora HatBailey of Hollywood Brooks Panama

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats

Stetson Rector Cotton Baseball Cap

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats

Stetson Pisa Cashmere Blend Fedora

Hats Inspired by Jackie Robinson Movie

Betmar Balsa Wool Cloche | Betmar Opal Wool Cloche 

Hats Inspired by Jackie Robinson Movie

Stetson Inwood Fur Felt Fedora Hat | Stetson Chatham Teardrop Crown Fedora

1940s Hats from Jackie Robinson Movie

Bailey of Hollywood Curtis Indy Fedora

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats

Hills of New Zealand Style #880 Tech Flap Cap | Bailey of Hollywood Cashlux Hoxton Fedora

Jackie Robinson Movie: 1940s-style Hats

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Worst Dressed? No Way!

If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you know we like to talk fashion, be it seasonal trends or hat etiquette. So when our hometown of Indianapolis was ranked 10th on a list of “worst-dressed” cities, we took umbrage — to say the least.

Yes, we do think Indy dresses well, which is why we’re setting out to prove we know Hoosiers — both men and women — who have style. Our friends at The Indianapolis Star have asked for photo proof. Challenge accepted!

From trending looks to toppers for all seasons, our Fedoras.com style team is the epitome of well-dressed. See for yourself:

We know it’s not just our crew representing Indy well. In May, we’ll be attending Hats Off! at the IMA, where we fully expect to meet other discerning dressers who call this town home.

What about your city? Is your town fashion-forward or fashion-ignorant?

Must-Have Hats for Spring

If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to trade in your parkas and boots for shorts and sandals. While it may still be a bit early to pack up our entire winter wardrobe, the days are getting longer, and (fingers crossed) warmer weather is right around the corner. To help you prep your closet for the sunny days ahead, we’ve compiled the top tips and trends of the season in our Spring Style Guide and selected a few of our first-round hat picks for you to try. Now, if only Mother Nature would cooperate…

straw hats for spring

Teardrop Stingy Fedora Vented Pinch Fedora Mesa Straw Fedora Stingy Vented Fedora

Looking for more? You can check out all of our spring styles here!

Mad Men Hats

No Mad Men look is complete without the proper topper! We polled our favorite fashion bloggers and Fedoras.com hat afficiandos to compile a collection of hats suited for every Mad Men character’s style. Whether you consider yourself a Betty or a Roger, you’re sure to find a hat to don (pun intended) for every occasion.

Click through the hats below for complete details on each style.

Mad Men hats

Bailey of Hollywood Gangster Wool Felt Capone Style Dobbs Fur Felt Jet 707 Stetson Benchley 100% Beaver Felt Fedora Hat Stitch Hats Dougie Stingy Brim Porkpie Dobbs Main Street Wool Felt Woodmere Cov-Ver Wool Felt Center Dent Fedora Stetson Inwood Fur Felt Fedora Hat  Frank Sinatra Got You Under My Skin Fedora Stetson Pisa Cashmere Blend Fedora Stitch Hats Daisy Straw Garbo Hat Betmar Opal Wool Cloche Stitch Hats Iris Toyo Straw Garbo Hat Kangol Heritage Lite Felt Diva Kangol Animal Print Cloche Betmar Balsa Wool Cloche Betmar Lapis Wool Cloche Scala Hand Made Authentic French Basque Beret Betmar Pine Wool Cloche Betmar Alexandrite Wool Cloche Cov-ver Wide Brim Resort Hat Betmar Obsidian Knit Hat

Special thanks to Tim of Stay Classic,  Sean of *fruitpunch, Crystal of Billie Jean, Sue of Sewin’ Steady, Leea of Vintage Follies, Joanne of Stitch and Witter, Pauline of Dessine-moi un bouton, and Julie Bobbin of JuliaBobbin for helping select each style!

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Mad Men Style: Roger Sterling

Mad Men Modern Style: Roger Sterling

Notorious womanizer and excessive drinker, Roger Sterling never fails to bring on the wisecracks and the charm. When it comes to style, Roger always pulls of an impeccable, old fashioned, bon vivant style, that’s also a tad playful — he’ll throw on a polka-dotted tie for kicks or add a couple more peaks in his pocket square. Roger stays true to his double-breasted jackets, three-piece suits (don’t forget the vest), and consistent love for a good grey suit.

In search of a modern take on Roger’s attire? We’ve asked men’s style bloggers Sean of *fruitpunch, Dan of TSBmen,  Tim of Stay Classic, and Kiyoshi of The Silentist to share their best Sterling style and answer a few questions:

Click through the pictures for more on each man’s style.

Mad Men Inspired Style: Roger SterlingMad Men Inspired Style: Roger Sterling

What do you love about vintage style?

Sean: “I love vintage style because I love clothing with a story — preferably not a prefabricated one. My passion is for garments with integrity and purpose that stand the test of time. I love vintage style for its continued relevance to the way we dress today and the inspiring ways that older silhouettes and fabrications inform current designers and trends.”

Tim: “I am interested in vintage style because before the ’70s, people basically wore suits and nice dresses most of the time. You didn’t need an excuse to ‘get dressed up’ to go out, you just did it. The whole time period seemed more elegant and thoughtful.”

Mad Men Inspired Style: Roger SterlingModern Mad Men Style: Roger Sterling

What is your favorite cocktail or beverage?

Sean: “My favorite cocktail is red wine. ;)”

Tim: “I am a fan of gin and whisky-based drinks. Your basic gin and tonic is fine with me, and I appreciate an Old Fashioned or scotch/bourbon/rye on the rocks.”

Find a gin and tonic recipe and more in our Mad Men Beverage Guide!

Mad Men Don Draper Style

Mad Men Don Draper Style

What do you think is our most Roger-worthy hat?

Roger Sterling inspired hats

Stetson Inwood Fur Felt Fedora Hat Frank Sinatra Got You Under My Skin Fedora Stetson Pisa Cashmere Blend Fedora

Tim: “The Stetson Pisa Cashmere Fedora.”

Sean: “The Frank Sinatra Fedora.”

Fedoras.com Team: The Stetson Inwood Felt Fedora.

A special thanks to Tim, Dan, Sean, and Kiyoshi for sharing their photos and chatting with us!

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Mad Men Style: Pete Campbell

Mad Men Modern Style Pete Campbell

Spiteful, immature, cold, impulsive, slimey, self-centered — whatever you want to call Pete Campbell, he’s probably not your favorite character. Although he might not exactly have the greatest intentions on the show, he certainly dresses with intention. Pete’s got the whole prep-school brat down pat: blue suits; striped, skinny ties;  suspenders; navys and greens. Pete keeps a youthful appearance by playing with plaids and prints on his suit jackets and shirts, as well as emulating Don’s style by throwing a few grey and brown suits into the mix.

In search of a modern take on Pete’s attire? We’ve asked men’s style bloggers Sean of *fruitpunch, Tim of Stay Classic, and Kiyoshi of The Silentist to share their best Campbell style and answer a few questions:

Click through the pictures for more on each man’s style.

Pete Campbell Mad Men Style Pete Campbell Mad Men Style

Mad Men Modern Style: Don Draper

What do you love about vintage style?

Sean: “I love vintage style because I love clothing with a story — preferably not a prefabricated one. My passion is for garments with integrity and purpose that stand the test of time. I love vintage style for its continued relevance to the way we dress today and the inspiring ways that older silhouettes and fabrications inform current designers and trends.”

Tim: “I am interested in vintage style because before the ’70s, people basically wore suits and nice dresses most of the time. You didn’t need an excuse to ‘get dressed up’ to go out, you just did it. The whole time period seemed more elegant and thoughtful.”

professional Pete Campbell look Pete Campbell inspired suit

What is your favorite cocktail or beverage?

Sean: “My favorite cocktail is red wine. ;)”

Tim: “I am a fan of gin and whisky-based drinks. Your basic gin and tonic is fine with me, and I appreciate an Old Fashioned or scotch/bourbon/rye on the rocks.”

Find a gin and tonic recipe and more in our Mad Men Beverage Guide!

Casual Pete Campbell lookMad Men Style: Dress Like Pete Campbell

What do you think is our most Pete-worthy hat?

Pete Campbell inspired hats

Stitch Hats Dougie Stingy Brim Porkpie Dobbs Main Street Wool Felt Woodmere Cov-Ver Wool Felt Center Dent Fedora

Tim: “The Stitch Hats Dougie Stingy Brim Porkpie.”

Sean: “The Dobbs Main Street Wool Felt Woodmere.”

Fedoras.com Team: The Cov-Ver Wool Felt Center Dent Fedora.

 

A special thanks to Tim, Sean, and Kiyoshi for sharing their photos and chatting with us!

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Introducing the Spring 2013 Style Guide

style guide for men

Spring 2013 Style Guide for men

Spring is here, and we’re celebrating the arrival of warmer and longer days with the launch of our Spring 2013 Style Guide. Equipped with everything you need to know about looking sharp this spring, the Spring 2013 Guide is your go-to for warm-weather wardrobe must-haves, including the hat of the season and spring’s essential item. Plus, we enlisted the help of Scout Sixteen style guru, Justin, to teach us a thing or two about discovering, embracing, and showing off your personal style. Check it out!

7 Top Spring Trends for Men

Bold patterns, pastel colors, lightweight fabrics, and relaxed styles are the centerpieces to every gentleman’s closet for spring. But which spring staples are the manliest must-haves for 2013? We’ve conquered every runway and street trend to bring you the most wearable pieces of the season. Each is comfortable, cool, and a definite ego-boost for your wardrobe. Read on, and snag a few pieces for yourself this spring.

spring 2013 trend report

Men's Spring 2013 ClothingTrends

Loafers

Men's Trends Spring 2013: Loafers

Guys, these are not your grandpa’s shoes. Loafers are making a big comeback this year, and they’re perfect for spring. Cuff your jeans or roll up your chinos to show off a sleek pair that fits your personality — whether you like them loud or are a little more classic. Go sans socks on sunny days, and when the temperature drops at night, pair them with printed socks.

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Military

Men's Spring 2013 Trends: Military

From bomber jackets to camouflage everything, the military trend was all over the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. For rugged sex appeal, try a leather motorcycle or bomber jacket over a cotton t-shirt. For those of you looking for something a little more rustic, opt for a camouflage jacket or cargo vest (take a tip from our Man of Style‘s cargo look) and mix it up with tribal prints or a plaid button-down.

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Nautical

Men's Spring Fashion: Nautical Trend

Warmer weather means boating season, so it’s no surprise that the luxury seafaring look is a spring staple. We like how versatile this trend is — you can go all-out in nautical wear from head to toe, or simply throw on a preppy watch or boat shoes instead. Just make sure to top it off with a bucket hat, which is the hat of the season for spring. (And pack a flask of Captain for your swashbuckling crew, too.)

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Linen & Khaki Suits

Men's Spring 2013 Style: Linen and Khaki Suits

From Michael Bastain to Michael Kors, linen and khaki suits walked down every runway this season. Lighten up your heavy winter suits and sportscoats with lightweight materials in neutral shades, which are perfect for a spring wedding and a trip to the office. Pair your linen/khaki suit with a light blue or white button-down and a pastel tie for a timeless look.

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Denim & Chambray

Men's 2013 Spring Trends: Chambray & Denim

Sure, button-downs are always a staple, but chambray or denim fabrics are the best way to freshen them up for spring. When wearing chambray or denim on top, beware of wearing jeans on bottom — it’ll look better if you opt for chinos or colored shorts, instead. This piece is meant to be worn in a relaxed setting, so don’t be afraid to layer it over your favorite t-shirt, roll up the sleeves, and declare this as your weekend uniform.

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Colored Shorts

Men's Spring 2013 Trends: Colored Shorts

After months of black, brown, and grey pants, it’s time to add a little color to your spring shorts. Try chino styles in all different shades, like orange, red, blue, yellow, green, and pink. This trend isn’t just for the adventurous type — so shy guys, try this out, too. Trust us, you’ll look good.

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Navy Blazer

 Men's Spring 2013 Trend: The Navy Blazer

There’s nothing better than a navy blazer. It goes with everything in your spring wardrobe and puts your winter coat to shame. Plus, it’s the perfect way to cover up when temperatures drop during the unpredictable months of March through May. For a complete guide on how to wear the navy blazer this spring, read here.

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Spring Topper Trend: The Bucket Hat

Unless you’re a serious trendwatcher, chances are that accessory trends tend to slip by you. To keep you from missing out this spring, we’re highlighting the season’s hottest hat trend — the bucket hat. Known more informally as the fisherman’s hat, there’s more to this topper than its usefulness on the water (move over, Gilligan).

Take some tips from these runway and street styles, and be sure to browse our selection of bucket hats to find your perfect fit:

Hat of the Season at Fedoras.comHow to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Louis Vuitton had the bucket hat plastered all over their runway showcase. While the above look may not be completely wearable, it sure gives inspiration for every guy looking to go a little nautical this season. On a casual spring day, try a polo or lightweight tee, a cardigan, khaki shorts, and a sleek bucket hat much like this one.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Another great look from the creative minds of LV. We love the seaside/resortwear feel, which is perfect for spring. Add some variety to an otherwise monotone look by sporting a button-up chambray shirt with your chino shorts, boat shoes, and cap. This bucket hat is a close match!

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

The bucket hat was the topper of choice in E. Tautz’s Spring 2013 Menswear Collection. We like this version of the modern suit paired with shorts, sandals, and a hat. If you’re feeling too stuffy on top, unbotton the blazer, lose the tie, and roll up the sleeves for a look that’s a little more lowkey. Try this bucket hat for the complete look.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Another look from E. Tautz’s runway show, this one calls for a round of golf, a trip to the country club bar, or a weekend at the Hamptons. Try a pair of pastel-colored shorts, a sweater, oxfords, and button-down — and if you’re feeling extra bold, match your bucket hat to your shorts. For this look, try our Hamptons bucket hat, which comes in a variety of colors with printed linings.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Interested in something a little less casual? This ultra-versatile trend is easily dressed up! We love the idea of pairing a bucket hat like this one with a lightweight sweater, jeans or slacks, loafers, and contrasting socks for chillier spring days.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Are you an outdoorsy type? We love mixing and matching camouflage by layering the print in various shades and sizes. For a less bold approach, try camo shorts, a plain colored vest, and a cargo jacket with this camo-green Bailey of Hollywood.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Between meetings, the bucket hat is easy to throw on with your typical office gear. Keep it professional and simple with a pair of khakis, a jacket, sweater vest, button-down, and a cotton bucket hat. It’ll help keep the sun out of your eyes, too.

Forget the typical baseball cap or trilby this season, and add a bucket hat to your cap collection stat!

 

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