Happening Headwear in 2021

Someone once said ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’ which coming from Stockport (at one time home to half the world’s bowler hat production) is something I wholeheartedly agree with. Functional and statement-making in equal amounts, people may not always remember what you said to them but they’ll always remember the hat you were wearing. So with that in mind here’s a handy guide to some of the most hip and happening headgear out there at the moment.

Corridor Cap Brushed Spruce at Parasol Store

Perfect for pacing around pine forests in, this classic six-panel cap from Big Apple brand Corridor comes in a lovely Springwatch friendly ‘brushed spruce’ colourway. Made in the USA from four season weight canvas it’s got a handy adjustable strap for those times when your little saplings want to borrow it.

Dries Van Noten Len Lye ‘Trade Tattoo’ at Pockets

If you’re into experimental film and big name Belgian designers then why not combine both of your loves into one beautiful bucket hat? Having already told you about the Color Cry version of this hat you can also enjoy another frame of cinematic art captured in hat form with the Trade Tattoo.

Battenwear Watch Cap at Hip

Though it doesn’t tell the time this Battenwear watch cap will bring you hours of head warming happiness. Don’t hang about if you want one though as they’ve been known to sell out in seconds.

Paul And Shark Baseball Cap at Psyche

A true 90s terrace icon, the Paul & Shark baseball cap is the perfect option when you’ve got Milwall away at 3 but drinks down the marina with Giorgio and the gang at 6. It’s also half price in the Psyche sale which means that you can get the pies/Aperols in too.

Norse Projects Gore-Tex Bucket Hat

If you’re looking for a super suave bucket hat that you could literally carry water in then the technical properties of this Gore-Tex number from Norse Projects really do go beyond the pail. Those thoroughly decent Danes are also handling all current UK import charges at the moment too, which is nice isn’t it?

Carhartt Wip Truman Beanie Dark Grey at Wellgosh

This military-inspired, stretchy beanie from American workwear legends Carhartt is called the Truman. Possibly in honour of the legendary US Navy Aircraft carrier, this is the kind of wavey garm that will stay stuck to your head throughout the most arduous of sea-faring activities.

Montbell Climaplus200 O.D. Cap at Outsiders

If you’re in the market for a technical titfer then this cap from Montbell should tick all of your boxes. Made from Climaplus double faced fleece it also features fold away ear warmers that are also ideal for pretending you can’t hear someone when they’re talking absolute nonsense to you.

Paul Smith Men’s Bucket Hat – Blue at Coggles

Looking like it was made specifically to be worn by drummers in iconic Mancunian indie bands this brilliant bucket is filled with big Reni energy. This beautiful thing is what the world is waiting for.

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