King of the shapeable hat: Different shapes for different folks

by melissa whillas November 28, 2023

Shapeable Hats for Every Face Shape

Hats have been a timeless accessory, not just for their functional purpose but also for the statement they make about one's personal style. Among the diverse array of hats available, those with shapeable brims stand out as versatile and adaptable. In this post, we'll explore the world of shapeable brim hats and how they can be finely tuned to complement various face shapes, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect match.

Understanding Face Shapes

Before delving into the details of shapeable brim hats, it's crucial to understand the diversity of face shapes. From oval and round to square and heart-shaped, each face type requires a unique approach when it comes to choosing the right hat. The beauty of shape-able brim hats lies in their ability to be customized, making them an ideal choice for those looking to enhance their facial features.

The Oval Advantage

Oval faces are considered the most versatile, allowing individuals to experiment with a wide range of hat styles. However, a shape-able brim hat can take this versatility to new heights. By slightly curving the brim downward, you can accentuate the natural symmetry of an oval face. This simple adjustment adds a touch of sophistication while maintaining a balanced look. We recommend the Brumby for oval types, the most popular and versatile in our shapeable collection. 

Round Faces and Angular Brims

For those with round faces, creating the illusion of length is key. Shape-able brim hats with angular edges can help achieve this effect. By shaping the brim to have a subtle point on either side, you draw the eyes upward, elongating the face and providing a more sculpted appearance. At Kakadu, we recommend the Bulldog Shapeable Hat, with a shorter brim that provides subtlety and complement rounder, softer features.  

Square Faces Embrace Soft Curves

Square faces benefit from softening angles, and shape-able brim hats offer the perfect solution. Gently curving the brim at the corners can add a touch of femininity, while a wider brim provides balance to the strong jawline characteristic of square faces. This combination creates a harmonious look that complements the face shape. We’d recommend a laid back yet proper hat such as the Santa Fe, which offers both shapeability and embossed leather for a good contrast to your strong jawline. 

Heart-Shaped Faces and the Versatility of Shape-able Brims

Heart-shaped faces often feature a broader forehead and a narrower chin. Shape-able brim hats offer the flexibility to either accentuate or downplay these features. For those looking to balance the proportions, shaping the brim to be wider at the chin and slightly turned up at the sides can create an elegant, harmonious look. In this case, we’d reach for the Tenterfield, with a more narrow brim, so as to minimize your head volume and bring out your chin. 

Practical Tips for Customizing Brim Shapes

Now that we've explored how shape-able brim hats can be tailored to different face shapes, let's discuss some practical tips for achieving the desired look:


  1. Start Small: When shaping your hat, start with subtle adjustments and gradually refine the shape. It's easier to remove material than to add it back.
  1. Experiment with Angles: Don't be afraid to experiment with different angles and curves. Small changes can make a significant impact on the overall look.
  1. Consider Your Style: Beyond face shape, consider your personal style. Whether you prefer a classic fedora or a wide-brimmed sun hat, shapeable brim hats can be adapted to suit various styles.

The ability to personalize accessories is a powerful tool for expressing individuality, particularly in the world of fashion. Shape-able brim hats offer a unique opportunity to tailor your headwear to your face shape, allowing you to showcase your style with confidence. Whether you have an oval, round, square, or heart-shaped face, the adaptability of these hats ensures that you can find the perfect fit. So, embrace the versatility of shape-able brim hats and let your unique personality shine through in every curve and angle. At Kakadu, we believe in the power of customization for every head, and have an extensive selection of shapeable brims, for every bloke or lady out there!




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