Can You Look Cooler In A Pork Pie Hat?

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Do you wish to look badass like Bryan Cranston’s Walter White (Heisenberg) from Breaking Bad? No you don’t have to shave your head to look like Walter White. You can simply wear a good pork pie hat to have a rebellious and mysterious look.

What Is A Pork Pie Hat You Ask? Ok Here It Goes….

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Pork pie hats traditionally denote 4 styles of hat which have been widely popular since the mid-19th century. However, the common thread (not literally) between these different types of hats is that the look of all these styles strikingly resembles the culinary dish known as pork pie. Recently the hat has been re-introduced to the general populace by the character Walter White played by Bryan Cranston in the hit show Breaking Bad. So unless you live under a rock, you should know that wearing high quality pork pie hats will not only make you look cool, but it will also add oomph to your overall look and persona.

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Glenn O’Brien, a renowned fashion writer, says “The porkpie hat is the mark of the determined hipster, the kind of cat you might see hanging around a jazz club or a pool hall, maybe wearing a button-front leather jacket and pointy shoes. It’s a Tom Waits, Johnny Thunders kind of hat. It has a narrower brim than a Fedora and a flat top with a circular indent. Usually the brim is worn up. It is often worn with a goatee, soul patch, and/or toothpick.”(Source: bit.ly/1rMzmv2)

Are You Ready To Rock?

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However, first you need to determine if you are ready to rock with a porkpie hat. The truth is you will not see many guys in the street wearing men’s pork pie hats on a daily basis and there is good reason for that. These hats are not just to keep your head warm or to add style to your wardrobe; these are a statement in style and personality. But that might or might not work in your favour.

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Marketing and Community Manager, Melissa de Mata of Goorin Bros believes men’s pork pie hats are a unique fashion statement and you need something extra to pull off the look. She says, “A pork pie hat has a cylindrical crown and flat top – reminiscent of what a pork pie dish looks like. This type of hat is for men and women who can go from whimsical to serious with the mere tilt of the hat. It was popularized in the 50s by jazz musician Lester Young who was known for wearing a pork pie hat.”

Just Go For It…

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If you want to have a tough guy look and confident enough to do justice with the pork pie hat, then you should go for it. But apart from our favourite Walter White, these hats have been traditionally a crucial part of the jazz culture. So if you are a fan of jazz and want to follow jazz fashion, yes…that’s right…jazz fashion, then a pork pie hat will be perfect for you.

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So if you want to have a snazzy look like jazz musicians or if you want to create a new badass look for you, then look no further than porkpie hats. It will provide you great comfort and ultimate style.

Let us know if you would like to go with the Walter White a.k.a Heisenberg look with your brand new pork pie hat by commenting below.

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