One day, we’ll show off fits in real life again, even if it takes a little re-learning along the way. The Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help, ensuring that lightweight pieces still result in heavyweight looks.
Whether you've woken up with a wild head of hair or you need to breathe some life into a tired fit, a cap is an instant fix that, in our opinion, doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Therefore, we've selected some current favorites that'll provide the cherry on top of the cake — all at affordable prices, too.
From New York royalty in the form of a Yankees cap to a headwear option from the virtual gift shop of our Not In Paris exhibition, we've traveled all corners of the world to round up the best affordable caps that the net has to offer. Whether you're into staple hats or something with a statement punch, keep scrolling.
Shop our current favorite affordable caps below.
Highsnobiety Not In Paris x Cafe de Flore
Ask any Paris Fashion Week regular what their go-to Parisian pit-stop is and Cafe de Flore will undoubtedly be mentioned. It's a place to see and be seen in your best gear, and in honor of the French capital's icon, we devoted a whole drop to it as part of our Not In Paris exhibition. Alongside ashtrays and eggcups is apparel like this ultra-cute cap.
Waffles N Cream
Waffles N Cream was founded in 2012 and describes itself as the first skateboarding company in Nigeria. It has the aim of growing skateboarding culture within the country by supporting young skaters and bringing together other local creatives through events and collaborations. Oh, it makes super nice stuff, too.
Stüssy knows how to do summer wear better than most, and that's probably because of its Californian roots. Though the label's spirit is undeniably youthful, its pieces are timeless. You'll wear this one forever.
Green is the color of the moment. And with links to regeneration, rebirth, and hope, you can kind of see why.
New York Yankees
Perhaps the dad cap of dad caps, the Yankees merch stand has been the provider of iconic headgear since the '50s. It hasn't really changed since then, and why should it.
Polo Ralp Lauren
One dad cap after another, this time from prep purveyor Ralph Lauren. Just please don't wear it with a sweater tied around your chest.
The Marathon Clothing
If you don't already know, The Marathon Clothing is the streetwear label founded by Nipsey Hussle. This cap by the brand keeps it simple, with an all-black fabric and subtle logo. A staple item.
Black Diamond Heritage
An expert in climbing and outdoor gear, Black Diamond makes tough stuff. This cap will take on daily trips to the beach, festival crowds, or dad-fit-hater critiques.
Highsnobiety Not In Paris
Another cap from the virtual gift shop of our Not In Paris event, which saw its third installment take place this month. Quality is everything when it comes to staples and this was made in Portugal from 100 percent cotton.
Trucker caps are on their way back, and that's thanks to brands like Kapital putting out new, and fire, ones.
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