Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Male Hats of the Moment for Summer 2015

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Four Fashionable Summer Hats for Men

Hats are soaring in popularity as so many celebrities are pulling off this look…and looking great with it. Here are some of the hats that you might want to add to your wardrobe this summer.

The Lightweight Flat Cap

Worn by actors (Matthew McConaughey), footballers (David Beckham), and even the aristocracy (HRH Prince Charles has been known to wear a flat cap), there has been a huge take-up in the sale of these hats in recent years. A fashion choice in spring and summer, flat caps are no longer a North Yorkshire stereotype and instead are enjoying somewhat of a fashion revival. Take a look around the streets of London and you will see flat cap wearers teaming this versatile accessory with suits, stubble, beards, scarves, cardigans, jackets and jeans…And whatever they are doing, it works! Buy flat caps in wool or tweed in winter and linen in summer.

The Straw Trilby

While the fedora has a wider brim, the trilby has a narrower brim and ribbon. It is a classic choice worn by famous names such as Johnny Depp and provides a chic, clean look to any outfit. If you like your summer outfit to be bang on trend, the straw trilby is a fantastic style choice…and if you are on the smaller size, it adds extra height too. A top tip is that the shorter you are, the smaller the brim you can get away with, as large brims will swamp your look. Wear the straw trilby with a work outfit, and in your time off you can dress it down slightly with jeans and a smart shirt.

The Wide Brimmed Panama 

This is an excellent look for summer as it is not only sleek, but it also keeps the sun’s rays at bay. Brad Pitt is one of the most famous wearers of the wide brimmed panama, and this type of hat is actually among the most popular summer styles. Wear it on the beach or about town and you’ll soon become a trend setter! This style of hat originated from Ecuador in the 1600s and is a great choice for holiday attire. Wear it with shorts and a polo top or a jacket with chinos in slightly breezier weather.

The Bucket Hat

This look doesn’t seem like it is going away anytime soon. The floppy hat comes in a variety of colours and materials, and it is easy to clean – you just stick it in the wash. Wear it with shorts and a T-shirt on the beach, or with jeans and a jacket. It is a practical choice of hat for the summer, especially if you travel quite a bit, as you can easily pack it in your suitcase when you jet off on your holidays. From high street bands, to designer names such as Gucci, you can buy this hat in all styles and budgets.  

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Dos and Don'ts of Wearing Hats

Hats are becoming increasingly popular thanks to A-Listers such as Johnny Depp, star of Pirates of the Caribbean, who professes to owning a collection of hats that spans two rooms. If, like Johnny Depp you have a receding hair line, wearing a hat is one option…and if you are an expert at pulling off this look, a few well-chosen accessories could be your signature style. However, wearing a hat is not a practical, long-term solution, so it is best to seek hair loss treatment for men at the London Centre of Trichology if you do feel self-conscious about male pattern hair loss.

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From baseball caps to beanies, the great thing about wearing hats is that there is headgear available for every season. And, if you have male pattern baldness, your chosen accessories can keep your head warm in winter and keep the rays off your forehead in summer. Meanwhile, if you are thinking of investing in a hat, here’s some dos and don’ts about buying headgear.

Hats – Fashion Must-Dos

Do try lots of hats on first before you buy – If you like the idea of hats, the good news is that they are extremely fashionable at the moment and there is an accessory to suit any face shape. You would need to try quite a few on to get the right one for you. However, if you find the perfect fit, a hat could be a regular part of your wardrobe! If you have a round face, choose a hat with height and a brim as this will give the illusion of elongated features. Those with a large forehead might want to go for a hat with a rim that will balance out the top and bottom half of your face.

Do buy a few hats to match the seasons – One hat won’t go the distance, as in the UK there isn’t just one type of hat that will see you all year round and through all weather conditions. It may be that you want to opt for a beanie in winter (so it keeps your head warm and won’t blow off in the wind) and a fedora for the milder months.

Do choose a hat for the summer – Whether you are male or female, a hat is an important warm weather accessory as it protects your skin from the sun’s strong rays. If you have a receding hairline, it can also help prevent your forehead, or the top of your head, from getting burned.

Do think of balance – Be realistic about your facial features. A large hat with a wide brim will swamp a small head with delicate features, and equally a small cap will look disproportionate on a large head. You want your chosen hat to enhance your best features, not diminish them, as this will give you style.

Do look at the bigger picture – Unless you are a movie star (and your hat is part of your signature look), bear in mind that headgear can be impractical at times and hats don’t look so great worn indoors.

Hats – Fashion Don’ts

Don’t wear a hat that isn’t suitable for your age – It is important to choose a hat that is fitting for your age. A baseball cap on an older man can look silly if you are not wearing it to support a particular sporting event. Equally, a straw fedora might not be the best choice for a teenage boy.

Don’t forget to buy a hat that is a comfortable fit – Buy a hat that fits the size of your head: one that is too large or too small will not only look odd, but won’t feel comfy and could make you feel self-conscious.

Don’t be afraid to follow fashion – Study the hats that are fashionable at the moment, and give this trend a try. You never know, you may be surprised about how well your new hat suits you.

Don’t shop alone – If you are shopping for a hat, try to bring along a friend or loved one and ask their opinion. If you can’t rope in a friend to help, or find yourself looking at hats when you are out shopping by yourself, ask the shop assistant about what they think about your preferred accessory.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Do You Need Hair to be Stylish?

Can you be stylish without a fashionable hair style to top off your look? What do people really feel about losing their hair? We photographed a handful of fashionattas in various hot spots out and about in Ipswich and asked about their thoughts on hair loss. From the architecturally renowned Willis Faber building to the main thoroughfare, we give a brief insight what men and women really think about hair loss – sometimes with surprising results.

Azwar and Anna Mackhdum 

“Yes you do need hair to be stylish,” said student Anna Mackhdum outside the town’s Buttermarket Shopping Centre. “I always take pride in my hair and use hair straighteners to make my hair look good. I have had hair loss…when I am really stressed, I lose lots of hair which makes me feel really sad.”

Support worker Azwar Makhdum said losing hair is sometimes inevitable but does affect how you feel: “Hair loss is natural,” he said. “But it does make you feel younger and more attractive with hair.”

Cherese Sadler

“So many people are experiencing hair loss. A lot of our clients are cancer patients and the NHS wigs are not very good. When people lose their hair, they feel upset, and feel that they are only ones going through it. But giving them a solution it makes people feel good about themselves. It makes them feel like a whole new person.”

Albert Southgate

Albert Southgate, Premium Technician at Willis Faber, said: “I am losing my hair, but am not too worried about it. My philosophy is to grow old gracefully.”

Simone Dorset

Musician Simone Dorset said that her hair sets her apart from the crowd and defines who she is: “For me, hair is one of my main things – people know me because of my hair. Today I have just put my hair up (I usually don’t have it like this). If my hair isn’t done I don’t feel so good.”

Nick Circelli

Nick Circelli, a barber at Adam and Eve’s hairdressers, said:  “Your hair is important as it is your crowning glory and gives you a confidence boost. If you feel good about your hair, you feel good about yourself. It finishes off an outfit as you are not ready to go out until your hair is done.”

“Men do get very self-conscious about their hair and ask me if they are losing their hair. If someone is I would say not to brush their hair over (the comb over look) as it makes it look worse.

“You can make the hair shorter, have a messy and textured style and finish it off with products (the bed head look). But I would advise not to use wet gels as this lumps the hair together and emphasises hair loss. For people who have a receding hairline, you can cover it up by bringing the hair forward.”

Tom Cotterill

Personal trainer Tom Cotterill, of the newly opened Anytime Fitness at the waterfront, said: hair is important to style and overall body image. “I know people who have suffered with alopecia and lost their confidence.

“Some men can carry it off without hair…certainly if they have a nice face and strong jaw. If I lost my hair I would definitely do something about it. I’d undertake hair loss treatment or do what Wayne Rooney did and get a hair transplant!”

Anthony Bannister

By the Giles Circus Statue on the Cornhill, personal trainer Anthony Bannister, also of Anytime Fitness, said your hair isn’t essential to the overall look. “Whether or not you are stylish really depends on how you feel on the inside. This is what comes across to other people, making you look and feel attractive.”

Amanda Cresswell  

Writer Amanda Cresswell, near the historic Ipswich Unitarian Church building, agreed that style depends on what you wear and how you feel.

“There are lots of people who either have lost their hair or are losing their hair, but still look they great with it – Kyle Minogue for instance. My mum lost a lot of her hair when she had cancer, but she wore some really stylish head bands.”

Chris Stevens

“My hair is about who I am. I did have really long bleached hair and now it is shorter and darker,” said Chris Stevens outside the shopping area, The Walk.

“Everyone has their own style and hair is important to that, but if I did lose my hair I would wear hats and bandanas.”

Kaylan Hogan 

Outside the landmark building Ancient House in Ipswich, Kaylan Hogan, who works as a health advisor, said style goes hand in hand with confidence. “It really depends on who you are and how you feel (and right now I’m rocking it!)

“Sometimes have a skin head and sometimes I have it longer…I really don’t care. But having said that, if I did have a hair loss problem yes it would upset me.”

David Simpson

Claims technician David Simpson, posing outside the famous Willis Faber building where he works, is losing his hair but still tops the fashion league. “You don’t need hair to be stylish – grow a beard!”

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