It has become unpleasantly clear that summer is officially over. To help you brave the cold weather, we set our sights on a cozy staple: the beanie. Whether you're a hat lover, freezing cold, or simply want to cover a bad hair day, we've rounded up 10 reasons why you should make this style your go-to this fall and winter. From Margiela to C.P. Company, we've trawled our favorite affordable and high-end retailers to bring you our current highlight FW21 beanies available to shop now.
A good beanie can be the difference between cold and cozy this season, but that doesn't mean the snug item needs to compromise on style. If you're looking to brighten up an otherwise dark look, this playful option from Charles Jeffrey Loverboy certainly provides. Looking to keep things within a neutral fall palette? Then this Alpaca Beanie from ERL is your best bet. Whatever you're craving, we've got you covered.
Shop our best beanies for men round-up below.
Maison Margiela Four Stitches Beanie
A black beanie is an everyday essential when the mercury drops. This Margiela iteration features the brand's iconic four-stitch branding.
Marni Crocheted Beanie
Last winter we saw the crochet trend take off. From cardigans to sneakers, there wasn't a category that crochet didn't touch — some more successfully than others. The beanie has long been crocheted and this Marni design shows why.
ERL Striped Beanie
ERL made a splash lately when A$AP Rocky sported an ERL quilt on the Met Gala red carpet. That's high praise for a relatively young label. This alpaca beanie might not be as cozy as a full-blown blanket, but still offers the imprint's signature laid-back cool.
Soulland Villy Beanie
Sometimes classic is the best route to take. This grey Soulland beanie features little detailing to place materials at the forefront.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Cat-Ears Beanie
If you are in the market to make a statement, though, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's playful Cat-Ears Beanie should be right up your street.
Needles needs no introduction — it's one of the brands of the moment and all it takes is the purple Papillon embroidery to have us adding this beanie to our basket.
Stone Island Logo Beanie
Stone Island's patch-logo beanie is an undisputed champion of fall and winter. The pure wool build offers warmth and we can't get enough of the dusty green colorway.
Burberry Intarsia Beanie
Any knitwear enthusiasts will agree that cashmere is the crème de la crème. This Burberry cashmere beanie features an intarsia logo across the fold.
Acne Studios Beanie
Color combos don't come much better than cream and navy blue. Alongside a standout red embroidered logo, the neutral palette works wonders.
C.P. Company Goggle Beanie
Well, if you do end up getting caught in a brutal blizzard, this C.P. Company beanie is probably the one you'll want on your head. Flip the goggles down to protect against the freezing snow (or to add punch to your fit pic).
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