I bought this leopard print hate from ASOS recently, and I have been looking forward to trying it out. Now that we’re getting into the warmer weather here in Canberra my thoughts are turning towards protecting my pasty white skin from the incredibly harsh rays of the Australian sun, and now that I have the hat I am that much better off. Granted, as far as sun protection goes this hat is not exactly up there. It is better than no hat at all, which is what I ordinarily wear. Plus, it was a perfect excuse to give into my budding fixation with leopard print.
I wore the leopard print hat out to lunch, and despite being a little on the warm side with the blazer, I was really thrilled to have the coverage from the sun. I’m wearing:
Blonde paper hat with blue and black leopard print – ASOS
Tortoiseshell wrap-around sunglasses – Prada
Navy pinstriped wool blazer – Rembrandt Sartorial, thrifted
White cotton t-shirt with pocket – ESPRIT, via ASOS
Blue and white striped canvas belt with leather fastenings – Sportscraft
Navy cotton chino shorts in shorter length – ASOS
Brown suede loafers with ribbon detail – Raphael Steffens
I am loving the leopard print, especially this blue and black take on it. I feel like this hat is a little flashy and very different to anything that I would normally wear, so it is getting me out of my wardrobe comfort zone and causing me to try new looks. Like wearing shorts and a blazer, for example. Or loafers without socks. I think that the style of hat suits me in photos, but when I look at it in a mirror I think it looks really strange. I’m still coming to grips with leopard print for men, but I think that this hat was a great step in the right direction.
What do you think? Should men wear leopard print? Was this hat a wise investment? Let me know what you think in the comments below.