Top off summer style with classic hat

Classic look

Out for a walk in a classic straw boater. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune / July 23, 2011)

Choosing your hat

Pick what's comfortable and makes you feel confident.

Crown height and brim width should not overwhelm your face and build.

Fit the hat to your personality and personal style.

When to take it off?

When you're eating.

In the office.

In a crowded room.

In a place of worship.

In the rain or wind (if it's straw).

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