Straw hats are to summer what beanies are to frost—part weather shield, part low-key fashion statement. The knitted cap no doubt loses to a well-made straw chapeau on the sartorial front however. Most of its variants—such as the structured panama and boater—make for handsome accessories whether frothy maxi dresses and tongs are your summer staples or if you subscribe to the Pitti Uomo brand of vestiary. For extra style points and some sun protection on the side, opt for wide-brimmed ones or the classic fedora for your next summer stroll.

 

We reckon you wouldn't need tips on styling your favourite straw hat with island gear, so here's some post-vacation inspiration to help justify a full-fledged collection. Watch how the street style set make their best summer headgear work for some fashionable city slicking:

 

 

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