Guide to Men’s Urban Hats: The Hippest Styles for the Spring/Summer Season

Winter is almost over, which means it’s time to think about upgrading your warm-weather wardrobe. After all, you don’t want the quickly rising temperatures to catch you unprepared. So, you’re probably considering about getting a new lightweight jacket, but have you started thinking about hats? Cool urban hats are the warm weather equivalent to your trusty beanie and can complement your everyday, street look. To help you avoid major fashion blunders such as putting on a fedora, here is a guide to the hippest urban hats for this spring/summer season.

Baseball Cap

baseball cap

When it comes to urban hats that will always stay in style no matter what, you can’t help but think of the baseball cap. Ever since it first appeared as part of the standard baseball player’s look, the baseball cap has captivated fashion addicts and the rest of the population alike. This type of hat is the ideal way to accessorise a laid-back look consisting of a tie-dye T-shirt and baggy or slim jeans. For a more edgy, urban look, try baseball caps with slogans or patterned designs. Alternatively, for a more minimalist take, go for plain, monochromatic hats made from premium fabrics that will keep your head cool.

Bucket Hat

bucket hat

Judging from my Instagram feed, the bucket hat is making a comeback. In a time of fashion when it’s cool to be ironically uncool, this staple of fisherman wear is now increasingly popular. Like the baseball cap, the bucket hat perfectly complements streetwear pieces such as bomber jackets, vests, oversized tees, as well as jeans and board shorts. Unlike the baseball hat which you can continue to wear throughout autumn, the bucket hat should be packed away once the sun starts to fade.

Pork Pie Hat

Pork Pie Hat

If you don’t want to be associated with the style disaster called the fedora, but still want something with a brim to keep the sun away from your eyes – the pork pie hat is the perfect accessory. As a hat style that traces its roots as far back as the early 1800s, the pork pie has become very popular with modern generations, perhaps due to Breaking Bad’s Heisenberg or Pharell Williams’ comeback. As you probably notice, it’s a lot more formal than the baseball cap and the bucket hat, which means it’s more suited for sharper urban attire. As such, pulling off a pork pie hat commonly requires a good dose of confidence and fashion taste. Nevertheless, wearing it with a short-sleeved button-up or a basic T-shirt, and some lightweight chinos can make a winning summertime combination.