While it might have the most use in the cooler months of fall and winter, a top notch beanie is nothing short of a wardrobe staple.

Unsurprisingly, with its must-have status, there’s plenty of brands who manage to craft this knit in a variety of ways. Streetwear brands like Supreme and Noah use it as another way to display your favorite graphics or logos. Luxury brands, often working in high-quality fabrics or unconventional silhouettes, make the beanie a fashion statement. Workwear brands, like Carhartt, embody the simplicity of the knit beanie, earning acclaim for their emphasis on functionality (hey, when it’s freezing outside, we don’t knock anyone for placing sheer warming power over anything else).

Given that so many brands produce beanies, we understand that it can be hard to know where to start (if you don’t already have a go-to version on hand). Let this be a quick guide. In no particular order, these are the best beanies for men.

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