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Old 04-18-2019, 06:19 AM
 
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My nephew is a fan of wearing hats. I was wondering what hats are popular these days for young men. He commonly wears baseball caps and beanies. Was looking for a style of hat to get him that he would actually wear. So please don't recommend a fedora haha.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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My nephew is a fan of wearing hats. I was wondering what hats are popular these days for young men. He commonly wears baseball caps and beanies. Was looking for a style of hat to get him that he would actually wear. So please don't recommend a fedora haha.
I personally like the Flexfit baseball caps. While I have one in pink, they are available in many different colors. You can get them either in a small/medium or a large/XL size, with a few larger sizes available on select items.
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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Well, every hipster wore a trilby for a while. I am not sure if that fad has started to decline or not.

But there remain a number of alternatives.

- Panama
- Straw boater
- Bowler
- Western, from narrowish brim to quite wide, in an enormous variety of colors and straw or felt.
- Pork pie
- Flat cap
- Yachtsman's cap (also known as Greek fisherman's cap)
- Kippah
- African-inspired skullcaps - often with fancy embroidery
- 10 gallon (you know, with the enormous hihg crown, like Hoss Cartwright used to wear)
- Top hats from the short to the tall
- Kepi a la French Foreign Legion
- Flat cap a la Irish workman in 1930
- Floppy fishing hat
- Aussie hat (you know, the one with one side folded up and held with a snap)
- Beanie with a propeller on top
- Miter
- Drum major's shako
- Handkerchief knotted in each corner

Shall I continue?
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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Boonie hat?
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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- Panama
- Straw boater
- Bowler
- Western, from narrowish brim to quite wide, in an enormous variety of colors and straw or felt.
- Pork pie
- Flat cap
- Yachtsman's cap (also known as Greek fisherman's cap)
- Kippah
- African-inspired skullcaps - often with fancy embroidery
- 10 gallon (you know, with the enormous hihg crown, like Hoss Cartwright used to wear)
- Top hats from the short to the tall
- Kepi a la French Foreign Legion
- Flat cap a la Irish workman in 1930
- Floppy fishing hat
- Aussie hat (you know, the one with one side folded up and held with a snap)
- Beanie with a propeller on top
- Miter
- Drum major's shako
- Handkerchief knotted in each corner

Propeller beanie is a great suggestion.

Bowler is cool, particularly if worn on the back of the head, like Harvey Logan in that photo of the "Wild Bunch".

My friend Gary has a Hoss Cartwright hat.

The Pope's hat is miter than the sword.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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My nephew is a fan of wearing hats. I was wondering what hats are popular these days for young men. He commonly wears baseball caps and beanies. Was looking for a style of hat to get him that he would actually wear. So please don't recommend a fedora haha.
If he likes wearing baseball caps and beanies why not get him a baseball hat or beanie?

Do you ever see him wearing other styles of hats? When he was in his 20s, my husband almost never left the house without a beanie or a baseball cap. Even in his 30s, he always has a beanie on when it's cold out. If someone bought him one of the types of hats turf3 listed, he wouldn't wear it. Just because he wears one or two types of hats, doesn't mean he's interested in just any trendy headwear.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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My nephew is a fan of wearing hats. I was wondering what hats are popular these days for young men. He commonly wears baseball caps and beanies. Was looking for a style of hat to get him that he would actually wear. So please don't recommend a fedora haha.
Well, you asked which kind are popular, and fedoras are a popular kind. But it sounds like he's not a fedora kind of guy.

You could check on the San Diego Hat Company website... While, for spring and summer, they tend to have various styles of straw hats, they also do baseball-style caps, fisherman's hats, and other styles.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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If he likes wearing baseball caps and beanies why not get him a baseball hat or beanie?

Do you ever see him wearing other styles of hats? When he was in his 20s, my husband almost never left the house without a beanie or a baseball cap. Even in his 30s, he always has a beanie on when it's cold out. If someone bought him one of the types of hats turf3 listed, he wouldn't wear it. Just because he wears one or two types of hats, doesn't mean he's interested in just any trendy headwear.
This makes sense to me. I like wearing baseball caps (and sometimes beanies) at work. I never wear them outside of work... but that's just my preference.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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I suspect he actually wears a watch cap or knit cap, and not actually a beanie.

It can be hard to find a hat that someone else will like. If you think he might want to expand his wardrobe horizons you might consider a flat cap--it's not much more formal than what he's used to, but it does take it up a notch. Another possibility is a bucket hat, which can be lightweight and casual.

Another possibility is to find him a baseball cap from a team or region that he likes but isn't likely to find on his own. For instance, there are web pages where you can find minor league baseball team caps and even Negro League caps, which might appeal if you know what team his favorite player played on.

Finally, if he's into cycling he might try a cycling cap. Different enough from a baseball cap to be noticeable, but maybe appealing. (I would go for a Molteni cap because I'm a big fan of Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time, but cycling caps are really quite small so it wouldn't work for me.)

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Old 04-19-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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I love the newsboy/flat cap. Probably because guys wear them around the stables. Kind of British.
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