Men's style question..help me out here!
Not long ago, when I had posted about a revamped charity shop table and chairs on CasaSugar, what I did not mention was my boyfriend, surprisingly, picked up a nifty chocolate Fedora and decided out of the blue to buy it.
Now to explain his normal style in one word is..uh....black.
He is tall, and lean, and pale and has a definite "young Christopher Walken" thing going on...and wears glasses. If he had his way he would live in Iron Maiden t-shirts and his dad's old leather jacket (which is awesome, admittedly, and beautifully worn-out)...but he has this ..hat now, by his own choice, and I was surprised and impressed with his buying it because it was cool, different and surprisingly enthusiastic. (He's Finnish, trust me, this qualifies as utter and complete spontaneity!!)
Now, he has asked me to help him get some looks together...I want to help him find ways to wear it that he is comfortable with..encourage him without beating him over the head with fashion. He is not the kind of guy who is going to go nuts for a lot of looks, and I don't want to change him...I just want to help him find looks that connect his affection for this hat into something that allows him to wear it more often. Facially, he totally pulls it off (he has the long, lean thing going for him), but how to use it without turning him into an Indiana Jones costume?
He's a very easygoing, mellow person with an utterly unhurried attitude about clothes...even getting him to buy a new shirt is an exercise in patience. Its not that he dislikes the idea..its more that he says "oh....I'll do it later"....and calmly wanders over to the console games.
So...here is the hat...I think he could work this with his dad's old bomber jacket (even in black) and a simple white tee...somehow. But while I feel fine dressing myself, dressing a 6-foot tall Finnish dude with an impressive collection of heavy metal t-shirts is another matter entirely.
My only rules: avoid rolled up sleeves, suspenders, anything too "artful dodgerish" aka Pete Doughtery...its SO not him to dress like that.
Your thoughts please!! And thanks from me, and "kiitos" from him in advance!
Here's a shot of a brown fedora, as a starting point. His has a subtly-patterned paisley band, which may or may not have to go....but basically the hat is like this one:
Your ideas welcomed!