Since we got the obligatory questionable pun about "no cap" out of the way in the headline for this article, let's get straight into why headwear is a wardrobe staple.
The history of hats is thought to go back as far as 3,200 BC and since that time they continue to be used as protection from the weather. From baseball players to dads on holiday, spring and summer are the times when everyone starts reaching over to their cap collection more regularly while fall and winter call for the fluffy knitted beanies to come out.
As with any accessory, the right piece of headwear can either make or break your outfit. You can prove you are a streetwear OG with a Supreme 5 panel, a colorful beanie can bring a pop of color to dull winter days, and pairing a baseball cap with formal wares can tip the scale more towards casual than smart casual.
Bringing together some of the best men's hats on the market, from the traditional baseball styles to goggle-adorned C.P. Company beanies, check out our favorite hats below.
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Loro Piana Bicolor Baseball Cap
Loro Piana headwear can be considered the gold standard of caps. Made from wind microfiber that is treated with Storm System to create a waterproof and wind-resistant finish, you can wave goodbye to your other caps once you own one of these. Sure, it will set you back quite a bit — but nothing good comes cheap, right?
Stone Island Ribbed Wool Beanie
What sets Stone Island apart from other brands is its attention to detail, like on this 5 gauge wool beanie that uses a bit more wool to ensure you remain insulated. If you're looking to level up you can always cop the 7 gauge beanie, for a cozier finish.
HO HO COCO Out of Office Cap
No emails shall be getting replied to while this cap is worn. HO HO COCO specializes in headwear with relatable phrases and this one is a big mood.
Highsnobiety Knitted Beanie Orange
A knitted beanie made from 100% wool is always going to keep your head warm, and this one comes with the added bonus of providing a spot of color to your winter outfits.
Ralph Lauren x Fortnite Cap
Ralph Lauren's Polo Pony has transformed into a Llama from Fortnite, marking the first time the iconic piece of branding has ever been adjusted.
Pauluschkaa Stripes Beanie
Berlin-based label Pauluschkaa is an expert in all things crocheted, including its highly popular range of colorful beanies.
RANRA Der Beanie
Not your typical beanie, this knit hat comes with a flat brim for extra protection from the elements.
Highsnobiety Brushed Nylon Logo Cap
Crafted from Japanese Nylon, this selection of caps comes from our recent Fall/Winter collection. Match these with one of the three nylon mac jackets in that collection and keep your luscious locks protected from the rain which inevitably arrives in the fall.
Jacquemus Le Bonnet Neve
Jacquemus' latest collection includes everything from full tracksuits to balaclavas in this fuzzy fabric, granting the opportunity to create arguably the coziest outfit ever.
Stüssy x Dries van Noten Black Stencil Cap
Definitely the most Y2K cap on this list, this flame-covered hat wouldn't look out of place on the head of Guy Fieri.
Dries Van Noten Mohair Gilly Hat
You might associate bucket hats with the summer, but the mohair fabric on this design makes it a certified winter warmer.
Our Legacy Knit Hat
Every winter wardrobe needs a beanie, and this one from Our Legacy is one of the best. Made from virgin wool, alpaca, and silk blend yarn and arriving in an oatmeal colorway, this soft hat will become your winter go-to.
SSU Crochet Flat Hat
Italian-based label SSU is a master of crochet, adding handmade knits to products where you would never expect them. Pieces like the flat cap above are handmade with 100% Egyptian cotton and are perforated so your head remains warm while still providing a bit of air where it counts.
The Elder Statesman Hot Watchman Cap
If Our Legacy's beige beanie was a little too subtle for your taste, look no further than The Elder Statesman tie-die beanie. Coming in an almost acid green wash, the hat is made from 100 percent cashmere so it's sure to keep you warm all season long.
Kapital Free Wheelin' Scuba and Mesh Basketball Cap
Americana through the lens of Japanese designers has always had a major impact on streetwear, particularly due to the heritage and processes associated with raw selvedge denim. While Kapital does boast a wide range of denim offerings, other items like this cap display the brand's playful and almost unlimited range.
J. Press x Highsnobiety Shaggy Dog Knit Beanie
If you're looking for a cozy beanie then J. Press' signature shaggy dog fabric will have you covered. Its fuzzy Shetland wool has become an iconic part of the brand that is one of the originators of preppy style.
Carne Bollente XXX-Men Cap Washed
If you couldn't already tell by the design on this cap, sex-positive fashion label Carne Bollente isn't for the Prudish. While the cap does include a naked person using a flower to cover up their genitalia, this is quite a tame piece when compared to its other designs.
Yes, this beanie looks oddly similar to a Poke'ball but the squiggled line sets it apart. Made from 100% wool, you'll have no problems staying warm all winter.
Carhartt WIP New Tools Cap
What could be better to match your Detroit jacket or double-knee pants with than a hat from the GOATs of workwear?
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