From futuristic techwear to dad caps befitting the most elaborate of fits, here are a handful of stylish men’s hats we want to buy right now.
Designer Jonny Johansson’s beige dome-home is a fantastic addition to any minimalist, Scandi-inspired ensemble. The conventional ‘bucket’ construction — two pieces of polyester shell, punctuated by small metal eyelets — stands out thanks to the addition of canvas trim, wound neatly around the crown and embroidered with Acne’s distinctive typography. The whole design comes together with a hint of expeditionary flair; great alongside pocket-heavy trousers, canvas rucksacks, and other clothing that conjures up the feeling of the great outdoors.
HK$960 from MatchesFashion
Ciele Athletics is a brand that’s been popular among athleisure enthusiasts for a few years now. Like other similar sporting-focused brands, the Canadian label has honed in on how to make the running experience more enjoyable (without sacrificing anything in the way of aesthetics) with its signature GoCap. The ‘Standard Victory’ colourway reminds us of pool tiles, Pocari Sweat and fresh ocean spray — mental images deservedly associated with this piece’s fast-drying CoolWick fabric.
HK$291 from MatchesFashion
Imagine ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon,’ albeit set 100 years in the future; and the protagonist’s choice in headgear will probably look a little something like the ‘Recon Hat’ you’ll find on the Haven e-store. Inspired by the traditional boonie, this piece of tech-y headwear is crafted in a blend of cotton and nylon grosgrain — giving it excellent toughness and breathability. The crown is looped with nylon utility tape for a doubly militant aesthetic: Not that that’s the sort of vibe necessary for the rest of your look to work.
HK$880 from Haven Shop
Part of Spanish fashion house Loewe’s ongoing collaboration with legendary boutique Paula’s Ibiza, this tie-dyed number is a spectacular way to channel the allure and energy of the European party scene within the Balearic Sea. Big, faded splashes of colour are superimposed over a cream cotton canvas; and an adjustable chin strap ensures this piece remains firmly on your head no matter whether you’re confronted with wind, sand or water. (A good thing too, given the hefty price point.)
Approx. HK$2,110 from Mr Porter
No list of summer headgear is complete without the offbeat charm of the dad cap: An article that can be used to dress down a staggering range of classic and contemporary menswear. Every season, Norse Projects makes a foolproof version in a range of colours. Cut in a multi-panel style from robust cotton twill, it goes brilliantly with everything from beat-to-hell denim and tees to a full-blown summer weight sportcoat.
Approx. HK$620 from Norse Store