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, pairing a baseball cap with formal wares can tip the scale more towards casual than smart, and a colorful beanie can bring a pop of color to dull winter days.
Bringing together some of the best men's hats on the market, from the traditional baseball cap styles to fluffy shearling cowboy hats courtesy of Bally, check out our favorite hats below.
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Carhartt WIP Heart Patch Baseball Cap
An ode to Carhartt WIP's workwear origins, the heart patch on this cap takes inspiration from its graphic archive. Wear this and spread the love as you walk around.
Highsnobiety Not in Paris 5 Baseball Cap
From our recent collection celebrating all things Parisian, we've released a bunch of caps to help you become your French alter ego.
Patta Mesh Bucket Hat
Patta crafted this bucket hat specifically for folks that are banking on getting loads of ventilation up top this summer — while also being protected from the sun, of course.
Story mfg. Brew Hat
This crotched bucket hat comes in Story mfg.'s typical neo-hippy aesthetic, crafted from organic yarn and hand-dyed with natural pigments.
Acne Studios Baseball Cap
Acne Studios has upgraded your typical six-panel baseball cap with faux leather in a sleek, matte finish and silver-tone metal eyelets at the back.
Dries van Noten Moss Knit Hat
Every season, Dries van Noten comes through with some of the most eye-catching prints imaginable. This time, it's a blue leopard print crafted from a blend of alpaca and merino wool.
Bar Basso x Highsnobiety Sbagliato Cap
A classic cap for fans of luxurious cocktails, our collab with the famed Milanese institution Bar Basso is an ode to the inventors of the apéritif and features embroidery at the center and along the sides.
Stone Island Cappello 781599576
Crafted using Stoney's renowned nylon metal fabrics, this technical cap arrives with a mesh lining and an adjustable drawstring at the rear to dial in your preferred fit.
Marni x No Vacancy Inn Raffia Bucket Hat
Taking pretty in pink to a whole new level, Marni and No Vacancy Inn combine for this vibrant summer accessory. Believe it or not, this isn't even the most colorful piece from this collaboration.
The North Face ‘92 Retro Cap Green
It might not seem like a big deal at first, but once you get used to wearing a weatherproof cap it's kind of hard to go back.
École Kourtrajmé x Highsnobiety Cap
Even though you might not be in film school (anymore), you can still harness the look with this cap made in collaboration with one of France's leading institutions.
Highsnobiety Not in Paris 5 Beret with Paris Pins
Few people attempt to wear a beret and tend to stay in the cap lane, but if you're looking to switch things up our Not In Paris version is great place to start.
Dries Van Noten Giles Cap
Calling Dries a master of prints can be considered an understatement at this point. If you're tired of sporting those classic baseball caps and are looking to add a bit of luxury to your headwear collection, look no further.
General Admission Fleece Baseball Cap
While a baseball cap is usually considered a summer staple, this design adds a fleece finish for some added warmth.
Nicholas Daley Rolled Brim Bucket Hat
If you're partial to an oversized outfit, then it's always good to have an oversized hat to match the big proportions — like this Nicholas Daley bucket hat.
Chopova Lowena Magic Moment Bonnet
Arriving from Chopova Lowena's eclectic world of colorful prints and Bulgarian sensibilities, this hat is decorated with metallic thread detailing for a shiny detail
Doublet Wig Beanie
Not only will this hat keep your head warm, but it will also give you a bold new blond barnet.
and wander x Barbour Logo Print Bucket Hat
Finding common ground in their dedication to creating functional wares, the and wander x Barbour collection is primed and ready for days in the great outdoors. This bucket hat is made with waterproof fabrics and comes with fleece-lined flaps to keep your ears warm.
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