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The Brokn Legend brand of men’s hats has the belief that hats are more than just a man’s accessory, they are a “companion on his journey” through life. The cap style hats are constructed of high quality indigo denim fabric and have a “Vintage” look about them with the distressed brim and cap, which makes them look like they has been with you a long time, even though the hats may be new to you. The Vintage style patches that are applied to the crown of the cap remind me of the different patches that used to be collected years ago and sewn by hand to clothing. They usually meant something to the wearer, like a state that you had travelled to or to mark a special event in your life.
There are so many kinds of hats in the world – caps, bowlers, snap backs, sombreros… But when looking into “Winter-wear” for men, The North Face is a company that you have probably heard of before. One style of hat that is made by them, which has maintained its popularity throughout the years is the “Beanie”.
It is a close- fitting cap that is knit out of acrylic yarn and has an internal band of fleece that provides the extra warmth that you will need on those cold, windy days. The “Bones Beanie”, for example, comes in blue, green, pink, orange, purple, grey, and black.
Gents, it’s time for another great contest! This week our friends at Block Headwear are giving away a super-chic hat! Block Headwear design and produce hats and caps with a simple and relaxed yet still distinctly New York City vibe.
There’s three ways to try and nab the fashionable piece:
1) Post a comment to this post detailing the most ridiculous hat you’ve ever seen. I think a number of Lady GaGa’s choices fit the bill…
2) Hit the Like button the Block Headwear page. If you decide to enter this way, be sure that we’ll be able to contact you through Facebook in order to get you your prize!
3) Follow Block on Twitter (@Blockheadwear) and tweet, “I Rock @Blockheadwear!” If you decide to enter this way, be sure that we’ll be able to contact you through Twitter in order to get you your prize!
Please note contest is limited to persons in the U.S. and Canada. One winner will be selected at random.
The deadline’s Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 6 pm EDT. And don’t forget to include your email address in your submission! Good luck, gents!
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Feasible:Simple dark beanies
Hey, who said winter hats need be stylized? You only wear them when you’re trucking around in the snow anyways. This North Face is simple, durable, comes off your head easy, and doesn’t make you look silly. Easy.
INFEASIBLE: Hats with all kinds of colorful crap going on
Christian Audigier Men’s City of Angels Hat – White
(From Front StyleRocket)
First: I’M ALIVE! THANK YOU FOR READING STILL, READERS!
Now, down to business: Hats are never, ever the first thing you want people to notice about you. These days (yes, they used to be a fashion statement in the 1800′s), one uses hats for primarily functional purposes: to keep one’s head warm, to mask a bad hairline (don’t do this though), to focus others’ eyes on the FACE versus hair or ears.
Obviously then, Christian Audigier is doing something grievous by selling people junk like the above piece. Yes, psychedelic colored items is fun in concept (when high), but so is Learyean enlightment theory. Chris, please stop doing acid and thinking you’re cool enough to play with the designers who have real insights, k? Wonderful. Moving on…
Feasible: Faux-combat hats in gray, black, and dark blue
Linen Combat Cap-Grey
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Be wary with combat hats, as with all hats. This piece is very simple and fits nicely on the top of one’s head without covering the face. MAYBE if you’re jet enough you could don a (just one) pin of your favorite indietronica or hipster band on the side, but otherwise leave as is. Also, no facial hair with this.
INFEASIBLE: Straw cowboy hats
(From Hat Country)
Hats are another sticky topic: some people, yours truly included, can never pass off a hat. And frankly, I haven’t figured out why just yet and instead just work off of intuition. That being said, straw cowboy hats are disasterous and usually shoddy items that invoke images of a sweaty hick rather than John Wayne.
Feasible: Short-rim cadet cap
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If you’re someone that can pull off a hat, then more than likely a short-rim cap like the one above would work for you. The lesson to be learned here is that, unlike other accessories (e.g. rings, bracelets), hats are not meant to be extravagant.
Feasible: Short-rim cadet cap