The best way to elevate your look? Swap your go-to beanie for a sharp felt number or an insouciant beret – and don’t shy away from a bold hue.
Leave it to this Florence-based cool-kid milliner to combine tongue-in-cheek details with timeless shapes, like plastic baseball-cap snaps on a classic wool bowler. The spring collection is full of such unexpected details, like embroidered koi and oversized felt knots.
(From $326, superduperhats.com)
This Montreal-based brand crafts its hats by hand from lambswool in shades like marigold, deep olive and cheery bright pink. But the hats’ biggest selling point is their practical appeal. Côté’s equestrian-style toppers feature flat backs and snug elastic bands, which make them comfortable to wear while leaning against a subway seat or driving. Oh, and did we mention that some styles feature removable bows and straps?
(From $160, camille-cote.com)
This New York-based brand is the brainchild of Vancouver native Dani Griffiths. The former fashion buyer creates styles that riff on the classics – like a minimal cowboy hat rendered in striking-orange angora felt and a beret made from buttery leather in an unexpected soft-pink hue.
(From $247, clyde.world)
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