Which brings us onto another branded hat phenomenon – The branded trilby hat which is also called a branded Panama, straw sun hat or even a branded fedora hat. So many names but slightly different styles.
Whatever you call it, there is definitely a demand and wow factor with a promotional straw sun hat being given away as a promotion. The branded fedora hat is sophisticated, stylish and features a wide brim, a hat-band or ribbon which can be branded. The branded trilby is a similar shape to the fedora hat, but typically has a shorter brim and a tighter upturning at the back. The trilby was once viewed as the rich man’s favoured hat but now a unisex product. These natural straw sun hats have a stitched band and wide brim to keep your customer cool. The hat bands are available in a wide range of colours such as black, white, blue, red, orange or green.
The branded fedora hat has a gentlemanly quality but it first appeared in 1882 as a female hat. In 1924 Prince Edward started wearing them and it soon became part of mainstream men’s fashion replacing bowler hats, flat caps and top hats.
Branded Fedora hats then became synonymous with Classic 1940’s Gangster Mafia Al Capone. The New York Felt Fedora Style Hat is the ultimate cool hat. Branded Fedoras are popular because they are versatile and make the wearer look funky, edgy and gangster cool.
Another promotional winter favourite is the beanie hat, bobble hat or snood. These are traditionally embroidered and a popular winter giveaway.
Why are branded beanies so popular?
They are simple, casual, warm, practical, and easy to manufacture. Not only are they functional but one size fits all. They are portable and easy to post out with a direct mail campaign.
We have noticed the demand for beanie hats has grown in the last 18 months especially for student marketing campaigns and open days. A great winter promotion because the branded beanie is low-cost and pairs well with a Student Hoodie and branded backpack.
What are the different ways of branding hats?
- Laser Engraving
- Screen Print
- Transfer Print
- Foil Block
- 3D Embroidery
- Full-Colour Dye Sublimation
- Rubber Print
- Woven Label
- Printed Taping or applique
Branded Hats are cool, functional and can set the tone of any marketing campaign. The branding options are endless so speak to the Extravaganza Team today who will be able to guide you with colour swatches, samples and concept visuals. email@example.com