This is where I’d love input from others! I’ll show you my favorite hat but I’d love to know what other people like and I’ll put your favorites up on this site. If I can find hats for sale that are close to what you like, I’ll post where to find your favorites, too.
This is, of course, Ji Chang Wook, 지창욱, in Healer. You can find the kdrama Healer at Viki. This show has a 9.8 rating for a reason — it’s funny, exciting, touching and Ji Chang Wook’s clothes are the best!
While it is difficult to see detail in this photo, you can see the basic shape. It’s a black, square-sided, military style brimmed hat. The crown looks to be about 4 inches, if you include the hat band.
The brim length is harder to gauge from these photos. Military style brimmed hat brims come in two distinct lengths and each gives a different look. This looks like a three to four-inch brim. The shorter ones are all under two and a half inches.
Class Hyun Bin
This style hat also made an appearance in The Swindlers (꾼),a movie staring Hyun Bin (현빈) and Yoo Ji Tae, also from Healer. You can also view this movie here.
The shape of the military style hat is very different from a baseball cap. A baseball cap is made of six or seven triangles sewn at the top with no external hat band. Here’s a few photos to illustrate this:
A military style hat has a external hat band, and a flat, circular crown. Like so:
Consequently, the profile of this hat is very different from a baseball hat. I can’t tell you how many baseball hats I tried on and rejected before I realized that they weren’t the same style hat at all.
Here’s where you can find these hats at all sorts of prices.
Black Military Hat
Can’t beat the price on this one from District. You can find it for $7.18 from the Deal Rack
This is a really nice hat made by Outdoor Research, priced at $27.95 and found at Shoes.com
Here’s hoping you look as badass as Ji Chang Wook and Hyun Bin.