High on that gear list is a reliable hat. Heat escapes your body through your head so the right lid is very necessary to keep you warm and, you know, stave off frostbite. But it isn’t all a matter of function. There are lots of stylish options out there to keep you looking cool in the cold.
Here are six essential winter hats for guys:
Norse Projects Beanie
The Danish company puts out some of the freshest beanies each season. With minimal branding and available in a wide arrange of colors, these merino wool hats look just as sharp with a suit as they do shoveling snow.
Blame it on Pharrell if you want, but the wide-brimmed hat isn’t going away anytime soon. This felt version from Brixton will provide a safe haven when it’s dumping snow and everyone else is squinting through the precipitation.
Without Walls Insulated Camper Hat
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to ditch the five-panel hat. Without Walls created a camper hat with a similar make-up to your favorite puffy jacket.
Canada Goose Aviator Hat
Everyone knows Canada Goose for its parkas that are the preferred outerwear for everyone from Iditarod racers to polar explorers. The same know-how went into this aviator cap with a coyote fur visor and ear flaps. If you’re still cold wearing this, something’s wrong with you.
You can’t beat the soft feel of this cashmere blend hat which is made in Italy. It has a distinguished shape that pairs great with a topcoat. The hat also rolls up so you can take it anywhere.
J.Crew Harris Tweed Driver Cap
Another iconic hat style that looks just as good today as it did 50 years ago, this driver cap is made from Harris Tweed, which will keep you warm and last forever. Just don’t wear it backwards a la Samuel L. Jackson.