Welcome back to our two-part series on hats around the world!…
Black Friday is on its way, delivering screaming deals to shoppers. If you love hats, Black Friday can be one of the best days of the year to find a new piece of headgear. With heavy discounts, you’re bound to find something that speaks to you, whether it’s a baseball cap, fedora, or a new beanie.
While good deals are exciting, however, don’t buy on Black Friday just for the sake of a bargain. Since hats are a fashion statement as well as a piece of clothing, there are some things you should look at before you buy a hat, even if it seems like a steal.
Don’t be swayed by a hat that makes you feel itchy, is tight on your head, or is so warm that it makes you sweat. When you buy a hat for yourself, it’s important that you make sure that you feel comfortable wearing it.
It’s also crucial that you think about the purpose of the hat. If you’re looking for a hat for the wintertime, make sure you pick one that is comfortable and made of materials that will keep you warm. However, if you’re looking for a statement piece that you can wear all year long, keep in mind the different kinds of weather you’ll be experiencing. If the hat won’t suit your purposes or needs and is uncomfortable, even if it’s a reasonable price, it won’t be worth spending your money on.
Quality and cost-per-wear
Even if a hat is available at a discounted price, it doesn’t mean that it’s a good deal. Calculating a hat’s cost-per-wear can help you determine if it is worth it. When it comes to figuring cost-per-wear, you need to think about how often you will be donning the hat and how durable the hat is. Durability is essential, because if the hat is not made with high-quality materials or constructed well, then you won’t be able to wear it for long.
Start your cost-per-wear calculation by determining the number of times you will wear the hat each month. Multiply that by the number of months you will wear the hat in the year, then multiply that figure by how many years you expect the hat to last. Remember that synthetic materials won’t last as long as natural materials like wool, felt, cotton, and straw.
Depending on the type of hat you’re buying, the material it’s made of, and the price, you can use the cost-per-wear formula to determine which option will cost more or less per wear. This method can help guide you to pick the hat that’s best suited to your needs and budget. While it’s often more cost-effective to go with an option that will last longer, cost-per-wear is one of many variables that go into picking a hat.
If you find a Black Friday deal that you will wear often and that will last for a long period of time, buy it quick. But if you don’t find something you love, save your money for a better investment.