Out of all the fashion accessories on the market, men’s hats are among the most versatile around. Whether it’s topping off an outfit with some stylistic flair or serving a functional purpose, hats should have a place in your wardrobe rotation. But with so many different hat options, it can be a little difficult to figure out what brands are best.
Luckily, we’re here to sort that out for you. These brands are among the most established and beloved hatmakers around, with decades of craftsmanship behind them. So whether you need something to wear on game day or just want something to protect your head walking around the city, there’s an option that will suit your personal preference with ease.
Below, you’ll find nine of our favorite hat brands worth wearing right now. So go ahead, see how much better your outfit gets with a hat.
1. New Era
For classic caps, no one does it better than New Era. Whether through their dad caps or their beloved 59FIFTY style baseball hats, the brand is a stalwart amongst any sort of hat lover. With options for every single team across the MLB, NFL, NBA, and more, there’s no shortage of ways to express your devotion to the team of your choice through a variety of different styles.
New Era San Antonio Spurs 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
The iconic British outdoor brand Barbour is far more than just its iconic waxed jackets, as the same care and attention to detail are applied to their hats as well. The wax outer layer of something like this bucket hat means you can get it wet with no issue, as the treated wax allows the cap to be waterproof, ensuring your head is totally rain-free. If you can’t get down with a bucket hat, there are more traditional-style offerings as well. But if you think you may get caught in the rain, you can’t go wrong with Barbour.
Barbour Waxed Bucket Hat
If Barbour is synonymous with England, Stetson is about as American baseball. You likely know Stetson for their 10-gallon cowboy hats, but the brand offers plenty of other wide-brim selections, too. The overall western aesthetic looks just as good in the middle of New York City as it does on a ranch in Montana, which means there’s something for just about everyone. We particularly like their Bozeman hat, made from a crushable (i.e., easy to transport) felt.
Stetson The Bozeman Hat
4. Ebbets Field Flannels
Those who prefer their caps to have more of a vintage flair should consider Ebbets Field Flannels. As evidenced by their namesake, Field Flannels are heavy-duty wool caps that are great to wear in the winter when you need some warmth on your head. They also pull from various old-school designs and vintage recreations to give you a cool look and vibe.
While Filson is primarily known for its elegant leather bags, they’ve also got quite the selection of hats. Similar to Barbour, Filson hats are coated with a water-repellent oil finish to ensure you’ve got a little rain protection in a drizzle. Additionally, something like this tin cloth packer hat provides more rain protection, thanks to its slightly widened brim. Finally, there’s even a wool option if you need something warmer for the winter.
Filson Tin Cloth Packer Hat
6. ’47 Hats
’47 Hats is another hat brand that focuses almost exclusively on sports, but its most well-known product is a tried and true take on a dad hat. That is to say, an adjustable strapback cap that’s bound to fit just about any and everyone. With the curved brim and cotton construction, ’47 Hats are a great, everyday option that you’ll reach for time and time again.
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Philadelphia Eagles Legacy ’47 Dad Hat
7. Frescobol Carioca
When it comes to lightweight summer hats, your first and last stop should be Frescobol Carioca. Their Panama hats, like the one below, are handcrafted in Ecuador from toquilla straw to ensure a superior product that’s light enough to make it, so your head isn’t super sweaty while still providing style and excellent protection from the sun.
8. Anderson & Sheppard
Another British outfit, Anderson & Sheppard, offers a wide array of menswear classics, including this newsie, Peaky Blinders-like cap. Crafted in a lovely herringbone tweed, it’s a great fit for winter when the temperatures drop. It’s great to pair alongside a more formal option (like a suit) or even with a sturdy leather jacket and a pair of jeans.
Anderson & Sheppard Herringbone Tweed Cap
Bailey’s hats fall into one of two categories, Hollywood and Western, offering a chance to channel your favorite iconic American looks depending upon your personal preference. Feeling more Don Draper? Go with something like the Colver, which is more of a classic look. Want to saddle up? Reach for the Wind River and a good set of spurs. But our favorite part about Bailey’s products is that they’re all pretty affordable, making it easy to get great style without spending a lot.