Men wearing hats have always had a great charm and have been celebrated hundreds of times by cinema and art world, because this accessory gives a touch of mystery and elegance to male figure. Fashion designers well known that and, for spring summer 2019, brought on catwalks many models of hats and caps, both retro-look and sporty or modern.
Panama, bomberg or bowler: the coolest hats of summer come from the past
For decades, Hollywood actors fascinated us with their elegant looks, often doing so thanks to a precious accessory, the hat.
The retro-look inspired by 50s is one of the main trends of men's fashion for spring summer 2019. That’s why the trendiest fashion houses brought back on catwalks many classic hats, but also some eccentricities inspired by past fashion.
The coppola, a flat cap typical of Italian tradition made famous by many iconic films of the 50s, is re-proposed by Dolce & Gabbana and by Doria 1905 in many versions of fabric, especially tartan, stripes and small patterns, perfect for the look of contemporary Dandies.
From the 19th century instead, comes the extravagant straw bowler that Thom Browne brings on his catwalk matched to shorts with suspenders.
Basque, a typically French-style beret, is exasperated in its proportions by Undercover, which transforms it into a truly cutting-edge accessory. As does Ami Alexandre Mattiussi with his wide-brimmed nylon hats.
Prada, for example, wears its models of men's fashion show with strange padded hats equipped with earflaps, which seem coming from Alaska’s icy lands and from the early 1900s, but renews them with highly technological fabrics.
Straw: the favorite material for the most elegant and trendy hats
Under the summer sun, the perfect material to protect against too hot rays keeping cool the body, is straw, which for centuries has been used to make hats of all kinds.
The trendiest designers of the moment rediscover this material for its characteristics of lightness and versatility, but especially because it’s perfect for reinterpreting classic models in a contemporary way.
Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Saint Laurent reproduce the classic straw Bomberg hat, with a small or wider brim and grosgrain ribbon decoration.
The Panama, a model that made the fortune of many iconic accessories brands, is interpreted with funny and lively striped motifs by Paul Smith, with refined colors and paisley motifs silk bandana-effect applications by Etro.
But is Borsalino the brand that most of all brought to success this type of model. For spring summer 2019, it proposes new variants, applying bandana foulard, expanding the brim shape or creating fascinating animal prints on the straw.
The most popular cap for men is perfect for sportswear and leisure time
The cap with visor is definitively the most loved model by men all over the world, because it gives a touch of grit to sporty look, but also to day casual outfits. Perfect with t-shirts and sporty sweatshirt, but also to lighten the mood of tailoring suits.
This accessory become one of the most glamorous pieces of male wardrobe, for this reason it’s proposed by practically all the most prestigious brands in many variants:
Inspired by the tennis world, the visor is brought on catwalks by Z Zegna, Prada, Y-3 and Emporio Armani
Issey Miyake proposes an exaggerated widened visor, making the baseball cap extremely innovative
Moncler propose a version that mixes the classic cotton canvas with the most innovative padded nylon
Dsquared2 is inspired by the fluorescent colors trend for its baseball caps with PVC visor
Among the trendy colors, there are the neon shades proposed by Palm Angels, Diesel and Dsquared2 and white, present in the collections of CP Company and Dolce & Gabbana
Desire color for M.S.G.M., which uses color-block effects for its cotton or nylon baseball caps
For the ss 2019 there are also many prints, which give a touch of vitality to baseball caps and could be matched tone-on-tone to other accessories proposed by best fashion brands.
For who loves extreme luxury, there are the golden or pop baroque patterns by Versace, but also the lush monochromatic tropical gardens proposed by Dior Homme and the floral prints by Gucci.
The logo-mania also influencing this accessory, with all-over prints, as in the case of Givenchy, Bally and Dsquared2, or in the form of small embroideries, by Ermenegildo Zegna and Lanvin
For who prefers a more casual look, there is the iconic Burberry’s tartan print, while who wants to follow the utility trend can opt for camouflage printed hats proposed by Off-White and Valentino Garavani
Always speaking about sports, this year on catwalks we have also seen many fisherman-style hats, proposed by several brands.
The most classic fisherman models are monochromatic and made of nylon, as seen in the Jacquemus and Y-3 fashion shows, or have a wider brim, like those by Jil Sander and Stella McCartney. For the more gritty and creative looks, there are the leather hats in Versace leather, the 60s-style optical prints by Valentino Garavani, the fluorescent floral prints by M.S.G.M.