Friday, November 12, 2010
Its time in the sun may have passed for the most part but the hat still has a role in fog or light rain. A fedora sheds enough water to act as a better looking umbrella on days when a little precipitation is expected and it is frankly less trouble to carry than an umbrella (both are a nuisance to set down but at least the hat doesn't occupy a hand or an arm).
Nothing short of a full-blown canopy will do in a downpour of course, so a man needs to pick his spots for the felt, which can complement his shoes like Matteo Marzatto's brim in the photograph. Complementary is certainly not required though; he could as easily be wearing dark green or navy.
Have a hat for a drizzle.