30 Exciting Ways to Style the Boater Hat – An Accessory for Formal Wears

The boater hat is a formal summer hat for men, but it is also available in some feminine designs. In most instances, it is a straw hat with a striped or solid grosgrain ribbon. It was very popular for sailing and boating in the 19th and 20th century, and this is where it gets its name. Although most men prefer to wear it for outdoor summer activities, it can still form a fantastic accessory for formal wears. Below is a gallery of 30 different ways of styling this beautiful hat.

# 1 Boater with Vintage Suit

This gorgeous hat has a black ribbon with white stripes on the crown, and it pairs with the retro three-piece suit with a double breasted waistcoat to create a refined look.

# 2 Unique Glasses and Hat

Sometimes a simple hat design is just enough as it can still give you an adorable appearance if you pair it with some special glasses like these and an old school suit for a perfect summer look.

# 3 Black Crown Ribbon and Tie

When wearing this hat, you do not have to do much to give it a stylish look. In this design, you only need to have a black ribbon on the crown to pair with the black tie and striped suit

# 4 Hat, Bowtie, and Suspenders

The stylish hat with a cute ribbon, dotted bowtie and suspenders are an excellent combination, and they are perfect for a man that wants to wear a distinct vintage look.

# 5 Classic Gentleman

As simple as this look might be, it still creates an impressive gentleman look. It entails combining a simple boater with a bright bowtie, a stripped jacket, and khaki pants.

# 6 Two Line Ribbon Boater

This boater hat is modest but still very attractive. The only detail on it is a black ribbon on the crown with two lines, and it can pair with any formal attire that you want.

# 7 Retro Suit and Boater

Although this is an old school look, it will still look beautiful on a modern man that wants a classic appearance. It combines a green three-piece suit with a black ribbon crown skimmer hat.

# 8 Boater and Waistcoat

This look is very easy to pull, but it is still an attractive summer appearance. It entails pairing a boater with a brown ribbon with a waistcoat and dress trousers.

# 9 The Color Block

This elegant appearance it about color blocking and you can create it with a blue shirt, black dress pants and boater with a black and red ribbon.

# 10 Simple and Classy

A relaxed summer look like this one will make any man look and feel good. It combines a blue striped shirt, khaki pants, brown dress shoes and a vintage boater.

# 11 Casual Beach look

The black and gold ribbon on this boater hat gives it an attractive look, and it pairs with the blue bandana and red casual shirt to create a lovely outdoor outfit.

# 12 Extra High Crown Boater

Although it might not look like it, this is still a straw skimmer but with an extra high crown and broad black ribbon. The hat pairs with the dark jacket and white shirt to create a fantastic semi-formal look.

# 13 Retro Party Look

This look is what you would expect to see most men wearing for parties in the 19th and 20th century. It comprises of a boater, a fancy tie, and an unstructured suit.

# 14 Checked Jacket and Boater

The check design on this coat is adorable, and it makes it perfect for both formal and casual look. It pairs with the blue tie, blue pocket square, and simple boater to create a very polished appearance.

# 15 Cool and Refined Look

A man with a fresh and polished outfit like this one will always stand out from the crowd. The style combines a skimmer that has a brown ribbon with a simple bow tie and dress shirt and pants.

# 16 Gray Boater with Striped Ribbon

You do not always have to stick with the traditional color for your boater because you can try something new like this one that comes in a gray shade with a stripped ribbon on the crown. And if you pair it with a classy shirt like this one you will look magnificent.

# 17 Frenchie Jones Boater

Designer boater’s like this one are an excellent choice for both formal and casual appearances. It has a black and gold ribbon, and you can pair it with almost any attire that you want.

# 18 Sharp and Colorful

This classic look involves brightening up your appearance by combining your red and black ribbon boater with a floral tie and a bright jacket.

# 19 Stylish Jacket and Coat

Everything from the fit of this jacket to the color and pocket square is stylish and accessorizing it with a relaxed boater will make you look majestic.

# 20 Vintage Boater and Waistcoat

A vintage boater hat like this one with a black ribbon will pair well with any attire. In this style, it combines with a waistcoat and a dress trouser to create an adorable summer look.

# 21 Glamorous Boater and Unique Outfit Combo

A simple but exciting hat like this one pairs with the blue shirt and black pants with unique suspenders to create a polished vintage appearance.

# 22 The 1930’s Look

Any man that wanted to stand out in the 30’s and 40’s would always go with an outfit like this one. It is a beautiful outfit that comprises of a slim fitting suit, stripped shirt, a bright tie and a classic boater with a black ribbon.

# 23 Navy Blue Suit and Brown Hat

Navy blue suits never seem to go out of fashion, and if you have a two button one with a modern fit like this one and combine it with a brown summer hat, you will look super cute.

# 24 Red and Blue Band Boater and a Suit

The choice of hat in this look is perfect because the red in the band matches with the tie while the blue section goes well with the color of the suit. A white shirt is also a great addition to this look as it adds some neatness to the look.

# 25 Boater Jacket and Hat with Linen Pants

This look is what you should have when sailing in summer or attending some formal events. It pairs a boater jacket and hat with some white linen pants and bowtie to give the man an adorable summer outfit.

# 26 Bespoke Gray Suit and Boater

You can tell that this three-piece bespoke suit is the work of a skilled tailor because it just looks perfect. The suit combines with the black band boater to give the man a classy vintage design.

# 27 Polished Casual Attire

The coat and t-shirt in this style not only have a beautiful color but their design is top notch.The jacket has a floral pocket square, and it pairs well with the black and red band boater.

# 28 Uncommon Gray Skimmer

Gray is one of the colors that most men love and are comfortable having them on their attire. This hat has a unique gray shade, and unlike the traditional skimmer hats it is not of straw, but it still looks elegant.

# 29 Black and Red Boater with Vintage Coat

This hat has a classic boater look with a black and red band on the crown. The hat combines with a classy checked jacket and a gray tie to give the wearer a trendy appearance.

# 30 Skimmer Hat and Sack Suit

Sack coats are the ultimate definition of the vintage look, and this is more so if it is a three button and with a lovely color like this one. It combines with the skimmer hat to give the man a timeless vintage design.

The boater hat might be a retro headdress, but it will always make a gentleman look classy and refined. Whether you are attending a formal event or you just want to enjoy sailing in the summer, it is the perfect accessory for you. And with the styles above in mind, you will have endless ideas on how to wear it.

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