Icy winter winds, bad hair days, and wet gym hair make a warm winter hat a necessity. Although most of you sweated through summer in a wooly beanie anyway, (who says guys don’t suffer for fashion?), now is actually the time that knit hat makes sense. Hats are accessories, and accessories are meant to make boring old outfits fun, and, of course, to keep your head warm. Upgrade your winter hat game with these grown-up versions of the classics that will top any outfit in style.
Every guy’s favorite hat gets winterized in Harris Tweed with cultish French brand A.P.C.’s Tweed Cap ($195). Gant goes two-tone with their heather grey and navy blue, wool-blend Baseball Cap ($65). Woolrich takes the cap to deluxe levels in plaid wool with a cozy berber lining ($29).
The slouchy hipster stalwart segues from perplexing summer fashion statement to winter necessity with Levi’s on-trend Fair Isle pattern, wool blend beanie ($38). Stash A.P.C.’s bright red, merino wool beanie ($105) in your gym bag to protect your wet head from winter winds. Wear Steven Alan’s luxury cashmere beanie ($98) with everything from a suit and overcoat to jeans and sweaters.
British hat Gods Kangol have a thoroughly English newsy cap called the Peebles ($137) in thick, warm wool. Barneys New York’s plaid patchwork Ivy Cap ($85) has old world style to spare. Not exactly a newsy cap, Rag and Bone’s wool, shearling lined Hunter Cap ($185) has snuggly ear flaps for when the temperature really drops.