Unlike pop icon Justin Timberlake and film hottie Ashton Kutcher who are fighting over which of them discovered the trucker cap first in Hollywood, our B-town celebs have gone on to promote the Fedora hat as a fashion apparel.
In black, white, beige and grey, hats are making style statements over the place. Harrison Ford might have brought them back into vogue, but Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan was spotted looking hotter than ‘Indiana Jones’ in a hat at a do lately; while Hrithik Roshan wore one with aplomb, too, in the Krazzy 4 song.
Current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, also, changed a few in the title track of his film. Internationally, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Colin Ferrell, and even actresses like Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Simpson, Kate Hudson and Britney Spears, are known to favour hats as well.
“This trend is very much in abroad and here in India, it’s picking up. In the US, I’ve seen people wearing hats while clubbing. Even the mannequins in stores have them. I wear the hat as a fashion accessory but many men wear them to hide their balding heads,” laughed choreographer Marc Robinson who has quite a collection.
However, just because it’s a trend not every one should attempt to wear hats, said designer Arjun Khanna. “I feel it doesn’t suit Indian men though it does look good on women,” he added.
But stylist Nisha Sagar warned women to first check if they can carry off hats stylishly before wearing them. “If you have Indian features and an Indian figure, it may not look good on you. You need to have that slight Western, international look to carry off this stylish accessory. It’s your style from within that will make the hat more stylish or else, it might be a complete faux pas,” she said.
Meanwhile, anybody wearing the Fedora and wanting to know what to team it with, should heed Arjun Khanna. He said, “Justin Timberlake wears them on trendy trousers with a jacket to go along. It also looks good on jeans.”