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Trending 2 July 2020

The Essential Men’s Winter Accessory

While you may have first been introduced to this knitted accessory by the grace of a crafty Nana, or perhaps have early memories of sporting one featuring the colours of your favourite football club, the modern beanie is much more than just an accessory of comfort and warmth. Providing functionality and fashionability, the Monde man is spoilt for choice when it comes to the humble beanie. Wool, acrylic and maybe even cashmere if you’re really fancy, these hats are a must-have when the mercury drops.


Words By Brittany Lyons

The Everyday Beanie

No matter if you’re taking your dog for a morning walk, hitting the slopes or grabbing brunch with the gang, you’ll need a reliable beanie to wear whatever the occasion. Our suggestion would be to invest in a great quality material, alongside a versatile tone that will transfer to most looks. The ideal topper to any seasoned outfit (beanies aren’t just for winter), should be classic enough to not belong to any trend and serious enough for work related duties.

WTAPS Appliquéd Waffle-Knit Cotton-Blend Beanie, £70, Mr Porter

 

The Pom Pom Beanie

Where childhood nostalgia meets the present day.

Your introduction to the humble beanie may well have been one featuring a very cute pom pom sitting at the top of the head. Familiar to sporting club merchandise and the heads of small children, the Pom Pom beanie should not be disregarded as a fashionable item. Designer brands such as Gucci and Acne Studios have put this style back on the map.

Gucci White Wool Ski Beanie, $515, SSENSE

The Brunswick Beanie

For those looking to make more of a fashion statement, this type of beanie certainly personifies a ‘less is more’ approach. Whether Brunswick or Bushwick resonate with you more, there is one commonality, hipster culture.

The beanie of choice for hipsters, we believe, is the beanie cap. Smaller than any other beanie type, this particular style is inspired by traditional headwear worn by fisherman and those in the workforce and sometimes recognisable by a back fastening.

Valentino Black Valentino Garavani VLogo Beanie, $570, SSENSE

The Branded Beanie

Up your game this winter with a beanie with something to say.

Branded to the nines, these options have logos, monograms and names written all over them. For those looking to top off an outfit with a little luxury, you’ll find most of your go-to labels offer a few styles when it comes to the beanie (also a great way to inject some international icons to your wardrobe if clothing or leather accessories are out of reach). Whether you’re into very ostentatious labelling, or something a little more subdued, you’re spoilt for options here.

Gucci Black GG Supreme Diamond Beanie, $405, SSENSE

Beanies on a Budget

For those on a bit of a budget, these beanie options won’t break the bank. Whether on sale or reasonably priced, this curation of knitted goodies are both stylish yet accessible.

It’s no doubt that beanies are a practical and functional item that are hard to live without in a very cold climate. Lucky for us in the Southern Hemisphere retailers in the north have slashed prices on their winter offerings. Run, don’t walk.

Y-3 Black Classic Signature Beanie, $61, SSENSE