Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Baseball caps aren’t for everyone, but if there an accessory you like to wear then you’re in luck as SS21 has a bunch of great options. Whether you’re looking for wool, cotton, linen, or synthetics, we’ve got you covered in this weeks like. While not all the caps on this list are frugal, we hope you appreciate the effort that goes into them as much as you do the effort that goes into your favorite raws.
1) Viberg: Six Panel Cap
Viberg might be best known for their stitchdown footwear, but their Six Panel Caps are nothing to scoff at. Available in several colorways and fabric types, these caps feature six panels, an unstructured crown, and a Horween Shell Cordovan strap. These made in Canada caps offer a lot for the material and construction quality you get, plus you can support one of your favorite boot brands in the process.
Available for $55+ from Viberg.
2) Lady White Co: Lightweight Baseball Cap
Lady White Co. is another brand that is not primarily known for the caps, but rather their t-shirts and sweatshirts. Regardless, their Lightweight Baseball Cap is another great piece and may very well become one of their most popular offerings. Made in Japan by Fumiya Tsurumaki from a nylon/poly blend, these six panel caps feature a fairly high crown and adjustable leather strap. Available in several colors, these caps are easy to work into nearly any wardrobe.
Available for $111 from Lost & Found.
3) 3sixteen: 6-Panel Cap
There are a bunch of denim brands that also make their own caps, but 3sixteen really seems to have embraced this accessory (and shown their expertise in the process). The cap pictured is made from a cotton, herringbone twill fabric with a matching strap and brass slide. That said, if this one doesn’t appeal to you 3sixteen offers caps in a range of fabrics all with the same made in the USA quality.
Available for $45+ from 3sixteen.
4) Poten: Baseball Cap
Poten is a brand that specializes in one thing: Baseball Caps. With caps made from a wide range of fabrics, it’s easy to find one that fits your style. That said, the one picture is a great option: 87%/13% cotton/linen blend fabrics, faded black hue, and integrated leather sweatband. Their caps are all made in Japan to a great quality standard so you can be sure your favorite cap will be around for a long time to come.
Available for $95 from Self Edge.
5) And Wander: PE/CO Cap in Khaki
Many of us prefer synthetic materials and techwear brands, especially when it comes to garments and accessories that are worn in the hot weather. If that sounds like you then And Wander’s PE/CO Cap might be just the ticket for your next baseball cap. Made in Japan from an 82%/18% polyester/cotton blend, this cap features 3M reflective stitching, adjustable strap, and a built-in sweatband.
Available for $150 from Blue Owl.
Plus One – Studio d’Artisan: “Noragi Sashiko” Baseball Cap
If you are looking for a cap that really stands out then look no farther than Studio D’Artisan’s Noragi Sashiko Baseball Cap. Made in Japan from SDA’s eye-catching Noragi Sashiko fabric, this six panel cap features a matching adjustable strap, black webbing on the inside seams, and stitch “eyelets” in place of actual hardware. While this might not be the hat you reach for a daily basis, it would make a great piece to grab every now and again. (Or, if you are like me, the hat you wear everyday until it is no longer socially acceptable to do so).
Available for $85 from Okayama Denim.