As the temperature begin to drop, it’s time we start looking ahead and planning our winter wardrobes. More often than not though, we tend to overlook a certain cold-weather accessory until we need it most: the winter hat. And while it’s hard to go wrong with a classic beanie, there are a variety of winter hats that we can have in our arsenal to keep us both looking dapper and feeling warm.
Below, we break down the different types of winter hats and round-up the best winter hats for men available for purchase now to keep you fully prepared and full of style.Trapper Hats
This style of hat comes with ear-flaps that can either be tied up to the crown of the cap or fastened at the chin to protect and warm the ears, neck, and chin from the cold. These styles usually come lined with fur or shearling for added warmth.
The classic beanie is a head-hugging brimless cap made from triangular panels of material joined at the top of the crown.
The winter hat style—also called newsboy caps or flat caps—are a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front originating from the United Kingdom. Think Peaky Blinders, but made for the modern man.
Inspired by the American West, these outdoorsmen hats are part cowboy, part park ranger and come with a full wide brim and tall crown.
Also for the extreme outdoors, this is essentially a fancy name for a ski mask, usually with a single wide slit for the eyes.
While not initially thought of as a winter hat option, designers are rendering these classic styles in textural winter fabrics—think wool, tweed, and corduroy—that allow them to provide more warmth and comfort in the cold. Bucket Hats
This quintessential 90’s style features a wide, downward-sloping brim that sits directly on the crown and completely covers the head.