The average guy limits themselves to baseball hats and/or beanies. Most men rarely venture further than that, and why should they? The well-deserved internet-wide roasting of peacocking #menswear bros in fedoras and trilbys has likely convinced the majority to stay away from any kind of excessive head-wear. However, there’s a rich world of milliners out there, with countless designers offering both wearable takes on classics and wholly original styles. Once you have solidified your basics, it makes sense to consider adding accessories like hats to further personalize one’s style. There are plenty of styles that won’t work for everyone, and plenty of designers that make styles far too austere for the layman; Henrik Vibskov, Horisaki, and Paul Harnden’s designs are unlikely to slot easily into a normal wardrobe. There are far more designers who produce accessible headgear, of course, and though there’s nothing wrong with an unassuming cap, quality hats are more versatile than people give them credit for.

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