Irish milliner Philip Tracey once said that how a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about—and he would know, although granted he was most likely referring to your classic Princess Beatrice variety, worthy of a royal wedding, and not so much a skull cap.
Regardless, these days, even the humble knit hat or classic baseball cap will step up your Fall/Winter looks. Corduroy, plaid, cable knit, even—yes, pompoms. The truth is hats have never not been cool, but now baseball hats aren’t just for game day, bucket hats aren’t just for Gilligan, and beanies aren’t just for keeping your ears warm. Below we offer our current favorites.