Best Men’s Hats for Sun Protection

Most people look forward to summer as it is the most enjoyable time for beach trips and hiking trips. However, summer is also featured by too much heat from the sun. If you ignore it, the sun’s heat can cause many health problems. The sun’s rays contain dangerous UVA and UVB rays that can burn you, especially to your neck. So consider carrying a sun-protective hat with you when you go out. Sun protection hats are a cheaper alternative than sunscreen and have no side effects. Most of them have neck and ear covers, so they can protect the whole face. And they won’t block your vision. Hats for sun protection are also versatile, which means you can use them for all outdoor activities.

Although most summer hats are one-size-fits-all, it’s still important to measure your head size before you buy it. If you ignore the hat size when buying a hat, later you will realize the hat you just bought is too small or too large for your head. You should consider wearing a hat with a wider brim because it offers more protection from the sun than a hat with a narrower brim. In addition, your sun protection hats should have an adjustable back band or a chin strap. That will keep the hat stay put on your head, so that it will not be blown away even by the strongest winds. You can also adjust it to fit your head.

Here are some nice summer hats for you. They are all perfect for protecting you from the sun and its UV rays.

Outdoor Sun Protection Fishing Cap

This outdoor sun protection fishing cap can protect almost your entire face. It has an ear and a neck flap cover to protect your ears and neck. This hat completely protects you from the sun’s harmful UV rays and it is ideal for outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, hiking and travel. And it can be washed by a machine since this make it easy to clean.

Unisex UV Protecting Sun Hats

This UV protecting sun hat is worth considering and will ensure you will fully enjoy your outdoor time. It is made of fabrics with UPF 50+, which blocks up to 98 percent of UV rays. They also have a flap design that ensures them to protect the neck, ears and even the back of the head from the harsh summer sun.    

Men’s Bucket Hat

This bucket-hat features an upgraded design and new features that make it stand out from other hats. It is made of 100% polyester. It also has ventilation to allow air to pass through the fabric for cooling down. The stretchy, light, fast drying and durable fabric of the bucket hat provides good breathability to the wearer. Anyway, whenever you wear a bucket hat, you will feel very comfortable. It also protects the skin from the sun’s harmful rays, thanks to the presence of UPF 50+.

Bonnie Outdoor Hat

This bonnie outdoor hat is exactly what you need for outdoor activities. It is made of a blend of 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester, which effectively absorbing moisture without deforming the crown. The hat has a moderate brim that provides a high level of sun protection. It also comes with a chin string to help it stay firmly on your head.

Hat Etiquette for Weddings

Wearing a hat or not seems less important in modern society. Men do not grow up with the same customs of wearing hats as their fathers and grandfathers, and formal hats are no longer common in daily life. But forward-thinking men still wear a hat as a great fashion statement by brilliantly using specific themes such as country or vintage. Many people believe that men should also remove their hats at outdoor weddings. If you want to be conservative, you can wear it on the way to and from your wedding, or during your photos.     

Fascinators and hats are beautiful accessories that add personality to your outfit for a wedding. Although there are no written rules, it is wise to keep in mind the basic principles of hat etiquette at weddings. When planning your wedding and defining dress codes for your guests, you would politely tell your guests what type of headwear is/is not appropriate. After all, a wedding is not like an informal ceremony or a tea party in your backyard. You should know that different dress codes for different occasions.  

At a formal wedding or church wedding, guests will be dressed in sleek, elegant attire. A pillbox hat or elegant fascinator will highlight the style and add some personality to your outfit. A countryside wedding is more relaxed, you can choose to wear a more romantic boho-chic outfit pairing with a fun fascinator or a sun hat with romantic details.

Another thing is to choose the right hat for the time and place. It is an unwritten rule that the size of the hat should decrease as the evening approaches. If the wedding is in the first half of the day, you can choose to wear a larger and wide-brimmed hat or fascinator; but if it is planned in the evening, you can choose a smaller pillbox hat or fascinator.

If you are the wedding guest and you don’t know about the dress/hat codes, it is best to call the bride/groom ahead of time to understand if the hat style you chose is suitable for their event. Keep in mind that it’s the big day for the bride and groom when choosing your wedding guest outfit.

A golden rule of thumb applies to the hats worn by the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. If the bride’s family is organizing the wedding, the groom’s mother should not wear a hat that is larger than the hat of bride’s mother. However, if the young couple organizes the wedding by themselves, there are no restrictions. Both bride’s and groom’s mothers can choose any size of headwear.

Women’s fascinators and hats are treated as ornaments and therefore it is not need to be removed when entering a room or church. Men on the other side were asked to remove their hats when entering the building or greeting women, especially to their new mother-in-law. Generally speaking, people should take off their headwear only when the hostess removes her headpiece.

Indeed, people don’t necessarily wear hats at weddings in modern society, as long as you dress formally. But adding a hat will definitely give you a different feeling, just as many hip-hop rappers like to wear bucket hats these days.