I thought today I’d provide you all with another ‘Q&A Quickie’…

Remember, you can request your own ‘Q&AQ’ by dropping me a line at the usual email address or by using the contact form found here. Anyway, I thought I’d take the time to tackle a surprisingly common question, that I’ve been asked on more than one occasion…

“Will a hat still look good on me, even if I’m slightly taller than average?”

The answer is that a hat, like any other garment, will look great on just about anyone given the right style and fit!

If you don’t want to emphasize your excess height, then there are certain types of hat you should ideally avoid; anything that increases your elevation should be straight out of the mix, so throw away those towering top hats and fedoras.

Instead, consider those hats that pull your body into line using optical trickery; ‘beanies’ and other knitted caps which pull down around the fringe are great because they’ll reset your visible eyeline as well as compressing the height of your hair. Effectively this gives the illusion of shortening your stature.

Of course, should you find yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to wear a big hat, make sure to keep the dimensions as proportionately scaled as possible; don’t maximize the brim just to match your immense stature!

About The Author

Johnathan Bell is the founder, owner and main author of Guy Style Guide, a website dedicated to everyday male fashion, style and grooming. The primary mission? To guide clueless men through the tricky mindfield that is the growing world of male couture. Find him on , Twitter and Tumblr.

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