Let’s talk about caps. Sitting above and beyond, messing up hair and covering said messy hair in the same breath. No matter your preference, today’s consumer is truly spoilt for choice when picking out peaked headgear, as new and unique styles begin to make themselves known. Here’s our roundup of the latest and greatest.
The American men’s clothing brand offering is 100% cotton moleskin, in an eye-catching multi-coloured design. Six panels and six colours, finished with metal eyelets, a leather strap with brass adjustable buckle and an embroidered logo up front.
Noah Moleskin Hemingway
2.) Norse Projects
Easily one of the most recognisable stamps of quality is the small Norse Projects “N” logo sitting proudly at the front of this six-panel sports cap, cut in camel-coloured fine Italian corduroy. This one’s finished with a self-fabric strap and tonal embroidered logo across the rear.
Thin Cord Sports Cap
3.) New Era
Nothing betters the casual luxury of a New Era ball cap. Think Ryan Gosling running across town with this pulled over some impeccable shades and a charmingly mismatched Shetland sweater vest. Our pick is this Los Angeles Dodgers Nordstrom x Beams 9Fifty collab. The perfect mix between the classic MLB ball cap and Tokyo-based clothing masterminds Beams.
Los Angeles Dodgers Nordstrom x Beams 9Fifty Cap
French favourites Arpenteur have cold snaps covered with their hybrid Chapsquette cap. Blending ushanka & panel-cap styling, this woollen number is fully lined and adjustable via nifty drawcord placement. It’s flexible brim is purposely crafted as such, making it dead easy to stash away into bag/pocket at a moment’s notice.
5.) Holiday Boileau
With an air of Paris, Texas, in strolls Holiday Boileau’s baseball cap. With a red and turquoise colourway (see below visor for latter), this logo embroidered, bold offering is composed of 100% super soft cotton twill. Match with a suit and sneakers for a bit of formal-casual fusion.
Form follows function with Japanese brand Nanamica’s Logo-Embroidered GORE-TEX® Cap. Water-resistant, wind-resistant and breathable to boot, you’ll barely notice this svelte 6-panel as you bee line it to the office on your priceless carbon fibre track bike.
Logo-Embroidered GORE-TEX® Cap
7.) Polo Ralph Lauren
Neat, right? This Chino Cap from Polo Ralph Lauren is emblazoned with the brand’s iconic Polo Bear, who as you can see is giving that rugby ball a glorious wallop. Serious preppy vibes and we are all for it. You really owe it to your cream chinos to buy this cap, as they’ll be friends in no time.
Rugby Bear Chino Cap
We really like tartan. So no great wonder then, when the Aaron Cap by French couture wizards A.P.C tickled our fancy. This handsome chap comes in technical twill, with topstitched seams and a bonded cotton lining. Better still, he is available in three different sizes – a big relief for those of us endowed with sizeable loafs.
9). Stone Island
About as techy as it gets, this baseball cap from high-end men’s apparel brand Stone Island is 100% Nylon Metal polyamide. In a lively shade of orange, this bold-but-subtle offering oozes cool not just for its status, but also for its ridiculously convenient drawstring back tab.
Nylon Metal Baseball Cap
10.) Wood Wood
As far as treading the curiously fine line between fit and shape, we really feel that Wood Wood are onto something with their headgear. The low-profile Eli cap in Rose is the one for us, finished with a ‘double A’ patch logo on the front. Just enough of a statement piece to turn the heads of learned cap wearers.
Eli Low Profile Cap