The humble cap has made its resurgence the past year, and you can thank normcore for that . We’re not complaining though, because everyone can appreciate a stylish accessory that also serves as a shield from the infernal sun.
Baseball caps in particular have withstood the trying test of time in the fashion world. Wiz Khalifa and Virgil Abloh of Off-White have done their part in keeping the trend alive. Now, fashion has melded two of its perennial favourites into one. Yes, denim caps are now a thing.
If you disagree, just take a cue from Supreme’s latest collaboration with Louis Vuitton. The iconic camp cap is now given a high fashion makeover with its monogrammed prints and a luxurious leather patch. For spring, A Bathing Ape has also embroidered its iconic Ape Head onto its denim caps.
Here are 5 options to help inject street cred into just about any look in your wardrobe this summer.
In what we anticipate to be the cap with the highest reselling bid on eBay this season, the Supreme x Louis Vuitton denim camp cap sees the street mogul’s famous headwear silhouette take on the equally recognisable monogram pattern. The Supreme box logo comes sewn on a leather patch instead of the usual fabric ones (because Louis Vuitton). You’ll need serious connections to get one of these.
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Patiently dyed using time-honoured Japanese techniques, Blue Blue Japan’s natural indigo has gained a cult following for its distinctive patina. The denim specialist has applied this technique to its baseball cap, giving it a tonal floral pattern that is understatedly cool, with an adjustable leather strap at the back to keep the look smart.
Streetwear fans will know by now that A Bathing Ape is back in the scene. Stitched in a contrasting white on this six-panel cap is the world famous Ape Head, detailed with woven eyelets and the brand name at the back. Essential if you want to be recognised in the hood as a serious hypebeast.
Known for its classic American styles, Calvin Klein’s releases caps for the True Icon collection for Spring/Summer 2017, resurrecting the Calvin Klein Jeans embossed leather patch on the street style staple. At the back, an adjustable suede closure completes the sporty and youthful look.