1910 Men’s Casual Outfits

The casual menswear of the 1910s was different from what we think of as casual clothing today. Men wore suits at all times of the day and on all occasions, even the poor. Most sportswear included some form of suit or piece of suit paired with a sweater in cool weather. Most upper-class casual wear was borrowed from the lower-class men while lower-classes tried to imitate upper-class style of clothing. Edwardian men’s fashion was moving towards a more relaxed or casual style, especially after World War I. It was far from what it was in the 1930s, but in the second half of the 1910s, it was the beginning of new styles of suits, casual shirts, colorful sweaters and two-tone shoes. 

London was the men’s fashion capital even for Americans, and although Americans didn’t know what “country clothing” meant, they preferred more casual and sports style clothes for watching and playing sports. The Norfolk suit was inspired by the Duke of Norfolk’s hunting jacket in the early 18th century. It had two pleated boxes on the front and a flapped patch pocket on the back. The Norfolk was first advertised as a golf suit in 1911, but was also used for cycling, croquet and horseback riding. It was a very practical men’s suit, which was suitable for young men. The Norfolk jacket could be paired with breeches buttoned below the knee, thick woolen socks and a tweed cap. It could also be worn with Harris or Donegal tweed trousers. In summer, stylish men usually paired a Norfolk jacket or standard suit jacket with white linen or flannel trousers, a straw skimmer or boater hat as well.  

A man’s casual wear must be accompanied by a hat. In winter, hats were often made of wool, while cotton/wool/linen hats were ideal for casual wear in summer. While they may be plain, which most of them were made with bold patterns: plaid, checks, stripes, and they didn’t have to be matched with suits. Although the suit looked very formal, hats can be worn on any occasion.

In summer, men usually wore straw hats, such as a flat brim boater hat or sailor straw hat. A straw hat was also a casual hat, and it was ideal for driving in the countryside, with a flat rounded crown and a rolled brim in the back or on both sides. Panama hats were too dressy compared to other hats. They were not casual or sporty style, but Panama hat could be worn with white summer suits. Fedoras could also be worn with dressy summer suits or Norfolk sportswear. Fedoras or floppy bucket hats were economical and cool in popular sports like tennis.  

When driving or motoring in the country, men usually wore a Norfolk jacket, matching vest, tweed shorts or trousers, tweed hats, such as fedoras or Panama straw hats, soft-collared shirts, neckties, cloth or leather gloves, Oxford shoes or lace up boots. For some sports activities, such as golf, tennis, cricket and rowing, white flannel trousers, white soft collar shirt, cable knit sweater vest, skinny knit tie, as well as a cap or a straw boater hat, the whole outfit was very suitable for playing sports.

Summer Hats for Men

Summer sun is really harsh and you don’t want to get sunburned, so that a sun hat is the best way to protect you from the glaring sun and make you as cool as possible. Are you still looking for a perfect sun hat for shading you? Sun hats include straw hats, baseball caps, bucket hats, fedoras, and trucker hats and so on. So you may feel difficult in choosing the best sun hat, here we have listed several best summer hats for men. They not only protect you from the burning sun but also they will make you look stylish and add a classy vibe to your outfit.

We should focus on sun protection when choosing a sun hat. The features of a good summer hat for men are comfortable, lightweight, and the most important point is to provide excellent protection from the sun. Besides, the brim can shade your face, eyes, ears and neck is an essential in a good summer hat, the wider the brim, the better the protection.

Summer Straw Hats

Straw hats are very common in summer. They are called the number one hat style for summer. For one reason, straw hats are hand-woven from natural straw or synthetic straw. They are lightweight and comfortable, and they look very trendy. Moreover, they provide good protection from the sun while keeping your head cool. There’s nothing worse than a headache caused by heat that builds up from an unbreathing hat. On hot summer days, a straw hat can keep your head cool, so that you can relax and enjoy the good time. The most popular straw hats for men are fedora or the Panama hat. The unique design of fedoras and Panama hats leave some space on top of your head, which increases the effect of breathing and cooling.  

Summer Dress Hats

Dress hats are worn with your suit. Men usually wear a suit to attend some informal or formal occasions, like party and wedding. Or they just wear them as everyday dress. If you like to wear a smart casual or more formal outfit, dress hats are the best option for you. Dress hats are more formal and they cannot be matched with sportswear or other extremely casual clothes. As dress hats are often made of wool or felt, they are not suitable for wearing in the glaring sun. It must be very hot and your head will feel uncomfortable. So you need to choose a lightweight and breathable dress hat, pairing with your decent suit.

Bucket Sun Hats

Bucket hats are very popular in 2015, while they are still favored by many fashionable people. A bucket hat can be matched with most of your summer causal wear. It is made of lightweight and breathable material which will keep your head cool, plus it is packable so that you can stuff into your suitcase or your handbag. Bucket hats with small to medium sized brim that enough cover your face and eyes. They are used in many outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing and more. The bucket hat look cool and stylish, it is perfect for summer!