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FLANNELS Five: The Best New Hats For Spring

FLANNELS Five: The Best New Hats For Spring

If you’re one of those few blessed men who can slap a cap on your head backwards without consulting a mirror and look good, we take our hats off to you. Not all of us are so lucky, but most men’s wardrobes – given the right style and the right occasion – will benefit from the introduction of a few carefully selected hats and caps. They’re an undervalued essential for everything from bad hair days to holidays, and this season, the follicly challenged are in luck. There has been an explosion in the hat market, fuelled by fashion’s obsession with ‘80s and ‘90s hip-hop and rave culture and the emergence of luxury streetwear, meaning that caps and, perhaps more significantly, bucket hats, are really having a ‘moment’. The perfect combination of form and function, not only do hats look good, but they do of course still serve their original intended purpose – of shielding your eyes from the sun. With festival season coming up and holidays on the horizon, we’ve pulled together this list of our favourite hats of the season.

Black Prada nylon cap with a flouro green Prada logo fastening


Top it all off with a Prada nylon cap. The easy-to-wear baseball shape makes it a good introduction to the world of hats, whilst the rubber Prada fastening and shot of neon green keep things luxe and interesting.

Valentino camouflage bucket print VLTN logo cap


A hip-hop and fashion-crowd favourite, the bucket hat has had a phenomenal resurgence in popularity of late. It’s rave-scene associations and adoption by luxury fashion houses, from Valentino to Fendi, means it occupies a very special place in the hat canon. Go bold in Valentino’s camouflage – top of our festival wishlists.

Palm Angel lemon yellow baseball cap with white embroidered Palm Angels logo on the front


Channel LA cool in cult streetwear brand Palm Angels’ lemon-yellow logo cap. An important part of any self-respecting streetwear aficionado’s wardrobe, a cap like this speaks volumes about your style credentials. And it’s a great colour for summer, too.

 Fendi brown and black FF logo bucket hat


From A$AP Ferg to Pharrell Williams, the great and the good of the A-list have been sporting bucket hats of late. As at-home in the club as it would be the front-row, tap into the trend with Fendi’s double F logo bucket.

A Burberry vintage all-over check pattern baseball cap


Baseball caps might be one of the most ubiquitous styles of hat, but Burberry versions of it are not. Stand out from the crowd in the British house’s famous check – a firm fashion favourite that’s both classic and subversive. Just the thing to elevate jeans and a white Tee.