After last week’s glove roundup, we were asked to weigh in on the eternal debate: hat head or frostbite. By way of response, we present the best winter hats for guys.
Carver offers a stylish take on the rustic lumberjack cap, with a rounded brim and cozy earflaps. The bold should opt for the blue and green plaid number, which is made of cotton. The conservative gents should choose the understated brown tweed. But no matter what, you won’t be roughing it: All the caps are lined with silk. From $125
Banana Republic Tipped Beanie
Simple and understated, this lightweight cotton-wool blended toque is a stylish take on the timeless toque. Why mess with a classic? $35
Kangol X Patta Merino Beanie
Kangol, famous suppliers of berets to the British armed forces during WWII, has collaborated with Dutch clothing company Patta to update the timeless cable knit toque (pictured above). The pattern – inspired by a Dutch mooring pole – is woven with merino wool for a rugged look and a supremely soft feel. $60
Viridi-Anne Knit Cap
Tokyo-based designer Tomoaki Okaniwa, who studied fine art and oil painting before turning his eye to fashion, offers his take on the tuque: A beautiful, ribbed and layered piece of headwear, as much subject to interpretation as any great work of art. The price tag, at least, will elicit an emotional reaction. $255