8 Ball Caps that Make Warm Winter Hats

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Source: Gents

If you’re solely donning baseball caps to the ballpark, then you’re wearing them the wrong way. The iconic accessory may be a symbol of team Americana, but there is a whole other side to this hat.

Step up to the major leagues with a new set of ball caps that may be lacking team colors, but they’re big on trendsetting style. No need to wait until baseball season commences for these snapbacks that are made for winter wear with high-end materials, luxe detailing, and handsomely minimal styling that’s both sporty and sophisticated. Dare we say, some of these caps are even quite dressy.

Whether or not your players score, these caps are on the all-star team, which is to say that they’re always winning. Rah-rah spirit never looked so suave.

1. Larose Houndstooth Baseball Cap

Source: Larose

Source: Larose

A certain French je ne sais quoi comes standard in this houndstooth baseball cap from the Parisian purveyor of handcrafted, timeless hats. The classic black-and-white checkered pattern gets a sporty-cool upgrade with the label’s signature short brim and 100% merino lambswool construction. It’s a dapper finish to round out your look while the wool makes it a shoo-in for the brisker temps. We can see this one with classic black tailoring or taken to a slightly edgier side with ripped denim and boots.

2. Gents Nightrider Flat Brim Baseball Cap

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Source: Gents

Sometimes the very image of swagger comes with a touch of swish quilting and a plush hint of one of fall’s best materials: suede. Such is the case with this Nightrider flat brim cap that’s part of the Gents Luxe collection — and it’s easy to see why it made the cut on the luxury list. The suede fabrication and sharp embroidery has the power to dress up any outfit in a flash, so you can take the night by storm.

3. Zegna Matte Rubberized Couture Baseball Cap

Source: Zegna

Source: Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna’s Couture baseball cap has the X factor to immediately up your game. While the hat made a cameo in the menswear designer’s Milano fashion show, it looks just as good off the runway and in reality, what with its trend-forward, matte rubberized technical coating that is rain-resistant, too. Talk about form and function. However, the ultra-modern styling, military green hue, and oversized metal grommets are what simply had us at hello. The cap is also available in khaki.

4. Loro Piana Cashmere Baseball Cap

Source: Loro Piana

Source: Loro Piana

If a baseball cap can be opulent, then this navy cashmere incarnation from Loro Piana certainly fits the bill. Perhaps it may seem a bit extravagant, registering in at upward of $550, but the soft and luxurious cashmere construction is a thing of luxury to wear, especially in the wintertime — worth it, no matter the occasion.

5. Brooks Brothers Baseball Cap

Source: Brooks Brothers

Source: Brooks Brothers

The baseball hat gets a luxe new life in this cap by Brooks Brothers that’s crafted in Italy from virgin wool and cashmere with a corduroy bill. The handsome mix of winter textures is what sets this hat apart. The all-black black option is the most versatile and will look the dressiest. But we’d give high marks to both the navy and tan and the red and charcoal variations, which both feature contrast bills for color-blocked flair.

6. Club Monaco Suede Baseball Cap

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Source: Club Monaco

Redefining the standard baseball cap, this Club Monaco must-have is rendered in soft suede. It’s a refined take on the all-American accessory, infusing sleek minimalist styling and international flair. A leather snap tab and tonal gunmetal hardware creates a seamless, monochromatic look that’s well-suited for sharp tailoring or simply for street-casual style.

7. Gents Ryan Leather Metallic Baseball Cap

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Source: Gents

While you could go for the full-on Midas touch with the Gents Goldie cap, perhaps you’re craving a more subtle edge. The Ryan metallic hat provides the best of both worlds with black leather construction contrasted with a bronze-gold bill. It’s a little bit hip-hop and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. It’s definitely made for those metallic leather high-top sneakers that may or may not be in your closet.

8. Lumativ Keep It 100 Cap

Source: Lumativ

Source: Lumativ

If the “100” sign is among your most frequently used emojis (you know who you are), then it’s probably high time to take your game to the next level with this “Keep It 100” snapback from Lumativ. On the surface, this may look like an ordinary hat, but it shines brighter than all the rest with 19 illuminated color options. Oh, and it’s rechargeable, too, so you’ll never have to go without the glow.

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