You can’t miss the hats. Bizarre and wonderful, they have appeared in every nook and cranny of men’s style: from the lavish haute couture crowd to cool, cortado streetwear. Style connoisseurs like Tyler, the Creator swing between vintage-inspired fur and baseball caps without missing a beat. Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory’s headgear—a leather visor with a strap with a silk scarf, but also rhinestone trucker caps—artistic enough to inspire for the envy of the garment world. This month, Japanese fashion stylist Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi to post photo of Yankees hat with 360 degree brimwhich immediately exploded all over fashion blog. From bucket hats to hoods and more, this is an iconic year for premium headwear.
A few years back, most fashion brethren upgraded their outfits with wild, me-like-looking sneakers. After the sneakers arrived weird loafers and, most recently, la wild style. This year, it looks like stylish men have traded my look-alike sneakers for equally lavish headgear.
Bucket caps are probably gate caps. The style has repeatedly come into fashion over the past few decades, attracting everyone from rap star LL Cool J to rocker Liam Gallagher of Oasis. Modern bucket hat loyalists include Jonah Hill, Justin Bieber, and Hector Bellerin, to name a few. (Damn, Hill seems to have one for every day of the week, in every color and fabric imaginable.) But the typical bucket hat now looks more ordinary compared to the hats he wears. top shelf at fashion boutiques and menswear stores globally.
Latest Marni Collection includes a long, fluffy hat looks like the brand’s popular furry technical sweaters. Produced by designer Jonathan Anderson an asymmetrical block colored bucket hat with fabric ties so long that they give Rick Owens’ famous wide-leg pants long drawstrings for money. Bottega Veneta for sale an intricately woven sheepskin hat matches the brand’s extremely coveted bags. And it’s not just the world of European haute couture—American brands love headwear, too.
Includes Aimé Leon Dore’s latest collaboration with Woolrich a sherpa hat with earplugs hanging over the shoulders. ALD also produces a “hunting” bucket hat, a chunkier look with pleated bands. Meanwhile, Noah sold a wax camouflage bell hat (manufactured in collaboration with Barbour) with a vintage wool winter hat made by legendary hat maker Stormy Kromer. Supreme has upped the game with a “Tulip” hat with a tiger print with tapered seams and a reflective camouflage print, while emerging brand SK Manor Hill sells a skull cap shiny green leather. None of these hats look exactly like the other—but they certainly do anything else.
Our current menswear moment feels defined by a simple but intentional way of dressing. Features echoes of Normcore, pre-made staples, and perfectly curated vintages. Nice and casual clothes feels like the most important thing in menswear. So how does one add a bit of subversion to the status quo? Well, for a lot of guys in 2022, it’s a great wild top hat—and it turns out a great hat can go a long way.