For guys on holiday in Thailand with the sun’s rays beating down, it’s a good idea to have a hat handy that both protects you and adds to your style appeal at the same time.
Whether you’re strolling through lush landscaped gardens of your private villa on Phuket or heading to a beach club on Koh Samui for an afternoon of champagne cocktails, it’s important to take a hat to protect you from the sun.
Not only will the right piece of headwear protect your face and neck from painful sunburn; it will also give your holiday outfit a considerable boost in the style stakes.
Every well-dressed male knows that there’s a perfect hat to suit every occasion, and the 2016 summer season’s fashion trends prove the point.
Below are few favourites to consider for your suitcase.
Back to Basics
For a casual look, there is nothing better than a simple baseball cap. Sporty designs are great for relaxed, low-key occasions like a trip to the local Thai market and there were all kinds of baseball caps on the spring/ summer 2016 catwalks. These classic pieces of headwear also provide ab easy way to hide any bad holiday hair days that may result from hours spent enjoying the ocean and fresh ocean breeze. The sporty offering from Calvin Klein features an eye-catching camouflage print and has an adjustable strap at the back for comfort.
Soft, Natural & Stylish
If you thought baseball caps were the only choice for guys, think again. For smarter occasions, jazz things up with a suede or leather cap. This hat was a winner on the season’s catwalks, and offers the ideal solution for gents that want to balance the smart-casual look for an elegant lunch date or drinks at sunset. The Ted Baker number is crafted from soft caprine leather and features an adjustable back strap for comfort. The cotton lining will also feel soft and smooth against your head in the warm Thai climate.
Brimming with Elegance
For guys that want to keep the sun off their neck and out of their eyes, brimmed hats are all the rage. These versatile pieces of headgear come in a plethora of colours, textures and styles so it’s never too much of a challenge to find one that matches your holiday wardrobe. The Henrietta felt hat from Maison Michel offers contrasting colours and textures that give it a real fashion edge, and it’s the perfect choice for guys that wants to make a strong style statement whilst on holiday in Thailand. The hat features a moulded crown and the signature metal Maison Michel logo.
Buckets are Back
If you thought bucket hats were a long-forgotten fashion relic from the 1990s, it’s time to think again. These casual accessories were a staple of the spring/summer wardrobe in 2015, and they’re set to continue their reign as the casual hat of choice throughout 2016. As well as being stylish, they’re light, breezy and comfortable – perfect for an afternoon trip to the beach of pottering about in your private villa’s garden. If you don’t want to go too retro, a clean and simple khaki green offering from Topshop should do the trick.
If you’re planning to charter a yacht whilst on holiday on Koh Samui or Phuket, there is only one piece of headwear that you will need to complement your nautical wardrobe – a straw boater. Infused with classic elegance, this timeless piece of headwear will not only look great, but will also be ideal for keeping the Thai sun out of your eyes while you cruise the open sea. The loosely woven men’s hat from Hugo Boss’s ORANGE range features a vintage-style logo and a wide contrasting band.