Old & New School: Rounded VS Square Brims

Old & New School: Round VS Square Hat Brim

There is a very serious difference between being old school and abiding by the new trends. This can make or break your whole style. Because of this, you need to know the current and the old fashion trends, so you can follow them and put your whole outfit together in a certain way.

This, of course, goes for your hat as well. After all, you can’t just wear something that goes against your whole style, even though it’s only a small part of your outfit.

Round Brims

This is the old school style. Think about all the hat styles that have round brims. Ascot caps, boaters, baseball caps. But most importantly captains (otherwise known as Pilgrim hats). What to these make you think of? Old times, yes. Really old times, some of these date back to the 1600s. But even then, fashion was a thing and hats had a huge role to play in that. Because of this, there are a lot of round brimmed hats. Plenty to choose from.

But one thing you must not forget is that you can still rock this style. It’s not dated, you can still look amazing, even if the fashion you are wearing is a bit old. The only thing you need to do is match the rest of your outfit to your hat. That is literally it, that simple.

Old school is still a relevant style. You just need to know how to use it.

Square Brims

You have guessed it, this is the new school style. Square brims are a bit more “rebellious” and have a little bit of edge to them. Exactly what we think of the younger generations too. Well, at least millennials and Gen Z. But really, these two qualities are what we associate with today’s youth. They are not exactly good, but sure they are interesting and exciting.

Which is exactly what modern styles are about. There are certain keywords that stick with today’s fashion. Like edgy, freedom and youth. These appeal to us for some reason and some hats can give these exact vibes. Like snapbacks, for example.

But once again, you need to build your whole outfit in a modern style. It needs to represent all those keywords and all those feelings that arise while wearing those specific clothes. Unfortunately, you don’t have many choices. There are very few hat styles that have square brims and actually look good.

Therefore, you need to look around a lot. You need to visit a lot of shops and online stores to find the exact styles that you like and that will actually fit you. Both appearance-wise and outfit wise.



You need to learn what your style is. Is it old school? Is it new? Either way, you need to address it and find a way to dress in a way to represent it. And as always, a hat is a huge part of it.

Which style do you like more? Old or new school? Tell us down in the comments below!

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