Many people are frightened of wearing hats or think they don’t look good in them. Although the right skull hats can actually enhance your appearance by balancing your face frame and shape. In this guide, you will find out some useful guidelines to help you to discover the best way to wear skull hats in order to look best.
In this guide, you will get to know what you need to consider when looking to purchase stylish skull hats. In all likelihood, probably, you will need several of the various types of hats that we look for differing conditions and climates.
A brief history of skull hats
What we can say about skull hats that have not already been said? Historically, hat with skull has been worn to mark military rank or social status. Straw hats have been made and used for hundreds of years by farmers all over the globe to block the effects of Sun. Skull hats became a common part of American culture via military and baseball use. Now, you become aware of the history of hats, on to the fun part.
Types of hat
Once you’ve your basic needs figured out, then you need to consider what type of hat will fit the bill for your needs. Below are several types of skull hats for sale, so pick the one that best suits on you.
In general, if the cap has a front facing panel and brim construction then it is a ball cap. There are several types of ball caps which are based on how they adjust to your head and how they are designed. These include snapback, fitted, flexfit, strapback, 5-panel and trucker styles.
Before buying these hats, measure your dome and then buy it accordingly. Usually, these hat sizes are the circumference of the head, in inches. Fitted hats are generally standard baseball caps that are made up of 6 cloth triangles and topped with a fabric-covered button which is known as squatchee, this is a real word.
Snapbacks started in the sports during the 1950s but has rejected because fitted hats became more famous. It was not until the ‘80s and 90s that snapbacks blew up in the hip hop scene and from there, these hats gained popularity across the world of hat-wearing. Usually, they use snaps made of plastic to adjust the size (diameter) of the hat. Generally, Snapbacks can be found on baseball, truckers, and old school starter style hats.
Strapbacks overlap with traditional 5-panel and 6-panel hats. These are similar to snapbacks, but instead, use an adjustable poly or leather to adjust the head diameter.
FlexfitThese kind of hats were all the range in the early 90s (expect to see a resurgence soon). These hats are made out of “poly-weave spandex” and stretch to fit your dome. One size fits most. There is an expectation of the comeback of these hats in 2020.
Listen up, fashionistas. You may love five-panels these days, but do you know its history? 5-panel is descendent of cycling hats and became most famous in New York City (Spike Lee may have had something to do with this) as their functionality of skates was discovered, adapted, and exploited. Generally, 5-panel is created with a strapback style which is closure for adjustability. These are made with various constructions than a standard hat- two side panels, two top panels, and a front panel compared to the standard 6 triangle creations.
TruckerOriginally, the trucker was used by farmers and truck drivers. Because these hats were generally cheap giveaways by the companies of agriculture and are breathable by nature: good for working outside that actually translates well to action and snow sports. Truckers are made with foam and mesh instead of the sweat-magnet called cotton and generally are snapbacks.
Beanie is another type of hats that are in a trend now. It keeps your head warm and the hair out of your face. They are available in a couple of exclusive fits that can really change the vibe of your headwear. For instance, Slouch beanies can be used to store all natty dreads. Beanies with Skullcap style are with tight fitting and give off a tough vibe. Roll up beanies are quite versatile to wear under a ski helmet. Pom-Pom beanies were started as military wear but now relegated to off-mountain wear for boarders and skiers, and mountain wear for snow bunnies.
Fashion hats include bowler (derby), bucket, cabbies (ascot), coonskin cap, fedora, beret, Panama, Viking, shower cap, etc. Usually, they are less casual and go better with a collared shirt or the 50s. The potentially and longer wraparound brim is designed to protect you from sun or rain.
MaterialsNowadays, hats are available in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and materials. Materials can, some extent, limit the style of the hat. Probably, you won’t see too many shower caps, straw flex fits, and you also can’t expect to find a nylon Viking hat, it just wouldn’t make sense. Hats are available in the following materials.
- Cotton: Cotton is an evergreen fabric for everyday use. Cotton shows up everywhere and in most hats. You can assume cotton as a king of fabrics.
- Straw: The hats made of straw material can be found in sun hats or fedora, perhaps straw is the oldest hat material in the world!
- Wool: made by the hair of sheep, wool is flexible and soft. It is also fire resistant and can also be insulating and hence comes in handy for hats. Hats with this material are commonly seen in fashion caps.
- Acrylic: There are numerous bonuses to an acrylic hat: it is cheap, resistant to sum and moths, and colorfast.
- Metal: It is the most spectacular of hat materials; metal hats are commonly used in wars to protect the head from injury.
- Felt: Generally, derived from wool, this material is used to make bowler hats, yurts, and fedoras.
- Polyester: It is also known as Standard Polyethylene Terephthalate that shows up all over hats in mesh, brims, and linings.
- Nylon: This material is commonly used to make the mesh backs of trucker hats. Nylon was invented in 1935 and is new to the hat game. It is made with synthetic polymers.
I hope you found this guide on how to buy skull hats useful. When all is done and said you’ll likely have a mixture of the above-listed hats that you will use on the trail throughout the different climates, seasons and environments that you hike in.