Rev Your Style: The Best Hats for Car Enthusiasts
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Rev Your Style: The Best Hats for Car Enthusiasts

August 25, 2023

Explore the world of automobile fashion and how hats have become an integral part of dressing for leisurely car drives and auto events.

If you're someone who finds exhilaration in the sleek lines of a sports car or the timeless elegance of a classic automobile, we have just the perfect accessory to top off your look—a hat from Brixton's remarkable collection of headwear.

Whether you're a classic car collector, a fast-car enthusiast, or simply someone intrigued by the aesthetics of automotive culture, we've got you covered. Brixton’s collection includes vintage car hats, trucker hats, and fedora hats for men and women perfect for a day at the (auto) races.

Couture Meets Cars: The Historic Interplay of the Automotive and Fashion Worlds

The automotive industry has had a profound influence on fashion trends for decades. From iconic car logos on clothing to racecar-inspired designs, cars have served as a muse for many fashion designers. As part of this cultural exchange, accessories like hats have taken on new significance, becoming a key element in completing the look for car enthusiasts.

Celebrities Under the Hood: Hat Styles from Famous Faces in the Car World 

Celebrities in the automotive world have made a lasting impact on pop culture. Lewis Hamilton, the iconic Formula 1 racer, is not only known for his racing skills but also for his impeccable fashion sense. He effortlessly rocks various hat styles, from snapback caps for casual events to sophisticated fedoras for formal occasions.

Similarly, notable celebrities of the 50s and 60s, when motorsports and Hollywood aesthetics truly converged, made their mark wearing distinctive hats. From legendary racing driver and automotive designer Carroll Shelby’s cowboy hat and baseball cap, to silver screen icon James Dean’s Bronco Western headwear, hats became an integral part of automobile fashion. 

El Paso Straw Cowboy Hat

Today, whether on sunny days at car shows or while cruising in your favorite car, a hat can provide much-needed protection from the sun's rays and dust, allowing you to focus on the thrill of the drive and make a bold style statement.

A Curation of Style: Top Brixton Hats for the Car Connoisseur

Brixton's collection of hats caters to both men and women, offering an array of styles that embrace the essence of the automotive world. Here are some of the top car hats from Brixton that will resonate with car enthusiasts:

Cool and Casual
  • Bucket hats boast a timeless design with wide brim for excellent sun protection and elegance. Their relaxed shape adds laid-back charm, ideal for stylish car enthusiasts who prefer a snug fit. Opt for our premium Panama straw bucket hat for breathability and sustainability. Alternatively, our high-quality packable paper straw option provides durability and 50+ UPF coverage for outdoor automotive events.

  • Trucker hats are sporty and dynamic, featuring a mesh back for breathability. Our most popular caps, such as the Steadfast HP, sport a stylish Brixton patch on the front, adding brand authenticity and resembling the popular auto-branded caps worn by racing celebrities worldwide. Made with a blend of cotton and polyester, they offer a comfortable and lightweight fit, making them the perfect hats to wear in sports cars for long drives and outdoor car events.

Sleek and Formal
  • The fedora, such as the Wesley for men and women, is a timeless and sophisticated hat that embodies the essence of classic car enthusiasts. With a wide brim and pinched crown, it complements various outfits. Made from high-quality 100% wool felt, it exudes elegance and vintage charm while providing durability and protection for outdoor car events and scenic drives alike.

Signature Look
  • For a more unique, standout look, the newsboy cap is an ideal choice. Its old-school design exudes vintage car appeal, while the cap’s unique silhouette sets it apart from classic fedoras and snapbacks. Made from 100% cotton, the Brood Lightweight offers comfort and durability, perfect for warmer weather and more put-together outfits. 

Pairing Brixton's Hats with Your Automotive-Inspired Outfits

Although a hat can pull an outfit together, your overall aesthetic will still depend on what you wear with it. Here are some of our favorite ways to style our best-selling automotive-themed hats.

Cruising with Style: How to Pair Brixton Hats with Casual Outfits

For laid-back drives and weekend meet-ups, the Brixton Messer Straw Fedora is the perfect accessory. Pair it with a classic white t-shirt, worn-in jeans, and comfortable sneakers for an effortlessly cool and relaxed look. 

Accelerating the Look: Brixton Hats with Formal Attire

When attending car shows or gala dinners, the Brixton Wesley Fedora is the go-to choice. Pair it with a tailored suit in complementary colors, such as navy or charcoal gray, and complete the look with polished leather dress shoes. 

Off-Road Adventures: Styling Tips for Outdoor Car Events

For outdoor car events, especially races and off-road adventures, the Brixton Lopez Panama Straw Bucket Hat is the ideal companion. Pair it with a lightweight button-down shirt, cargo shorts, and durable hiking boots for a practical yet stylish outfit. 

High-Speed Style: Creating a Signature Look

Embrace your individuality and unleash your creativity by experimenting with different Brixton hats and outfits to create a signature style that reflects your personality and love for cars. Opt for unique color combinations, mix and match different styles, and don't be afraid to let your love for cars shine through your outfit choices.

Lopez Panama Straw Bucket Hat
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