How To Choose the Right Hat for your Face Shape - A Guide from Kakadu Traders Australia

melissa whillas

Posted on March 15 2023

Soaka Hat

Hats are not just accessories; they are an essential part of any style-conscious individual's wardrobe. Choosing the right hat for your face shape enhances your look, balancing your features with style. At Kakadu Traders Australia, where tradition meets craftsmanship, we believe in helping you find the perfect hat that not only fits well but also resonates with the spirit of adventure inherent to the Australian Outback.

Understanding Your Face Shape

First things first: identifying your face shape is crucial. The common face shapes include oval, round, square, heart, and triangle. Here’s how you can easily determine yours:

  • Oval Face: Longer than wide, with a slightly wider forehead than chin.

  • Round Face: About as wide as it is long, with prominent cheekbones.
  • Square Face: Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline roughly the same width, marked by a pronounced jawline.
  • Heart Face: Broad forehead and narrow chin.
  • Triangle Face: Jawline wider than the forehead.
At Kakadu Traders, we like the traditional method of using a mirror and a whiteboard marker to outline your face directly on the mirror for a clear perspective of your face shape.

Selecting the Perfect Hat

With your face shape in mind, here's how to pick a hat that complements your unique features:
  • Oval Faces: Lucky you! Most hat styles suit oval faces. We recommend our versatile, shapeable hats for maximum flexibility in styling.
  • Round Faces: Opt for hats with angular shapes to elongate and balance your face. The Cobram or Big Jim’s with their structured brims are perfect.
  • Square Faces: Soften your strong jawline with hats that have rounded crowns and wide brims like the Dalston or Buckley’s Oilskin Bucket Hats.
  • Heart Faces: Choose hats with wide brims like the Kalgoorlie Soaka to balance the width of your forehead.
  • Triangle Faces: Hats with medium crown heights and slightly wider brims like the Busselton or Echuca styles will complement your face beautifully.

Measuring for the Perfect Fit

Choosing the right size is just as important as the style. Here’s a quick guide to ensure a snug fit:
  • Use a soft measuring tape to measure the circumference of your head just above your ears and eyebrows, where the hat will sit.
  • Refer to our detailed size guide to find the perfect match. If in doubt, size up as you can always adjust the fit with our hat sizing tape.

Why Choose Kakadu Traders?

At Kakadu Traders Australia, our hats are more than just a protective gear against the sun. They are a nod to the rugged landscapes of Australia, built for durability and designed with an understanding of the adventurous spirit. Whether you're shielding from the harsh Outback sun or complementing your urban ensemble, our hats promise both style and functionality.

Explore our extensive collection of Australian-made hats, and experience firsthand the blend of tradition and quality that Kakadu Traders Australia stands for. Remember, the right hat is not just an accessory; it’s an expression of your individual style, tailored to your life and adventures.
By following this guide, not only will you enhance your personal style, but you'll also carry a piece of the Australian spirit with you, no matter where your adventures take you. Choose wisely, and wear it proudly!

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