Not long ago, there was a time when baseball caps were reserved for the wardrobes of sunburn-prone kids, Americans and, well, baseball players. However, in recent times this humble headwear has made its way across the pond and up the fashion ranks.
Now regularly to be found crowning some seriously stylish heads — everyone from Ryan Gosling to David Gandy appear to have been converted — it’s time you incorporated a baseball cap into your capsule wardrobe.
Whether you’re looking to keep up with this season’s colour palette, or throw it back with a nod to the 90s, these are our favourite baseball caps on the market right now.
Embrace pastel shades...
While the idea of embracing pastel pieces into your wardrobe may initially seem intimidating, it’s all about finding the right hue and embracing your shade. And, what better time of year than spring to make this colourful transition from the mundane to the marvellous?
Our pastel-hued selection is sure to get all the right conversations started, and the breathable cotton twill of each of these designs makes them perfect for keeping you cool as the warmer weather arrives.
Barbour Cascade Sports Cap
Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap
Tommy Hilfiger Flag Embroidery Baseball Cap
Wind back the years with a retro-style cap...
Find inspiration in the retro sportswear of the 80s and 90s, with a logo-embroidered cotton twill cap. If you’re reluctant to pledge your sporting allegiance (or indeed you know nothing at all about baseball), then opt for one of these stylistic alternatives.
Give your office attire a sense of humour by topping your shirt and tie off with a cap that features an illustrated graphic or colourful brand moniker. Alternatively, choose the one that makes you look as though you’re actually involved in a sports team of your own — this nautical design by J Class serves this purpose handsomely.
Pasadena Leisure Club Logo-Embroidered Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap
J-Class Logo Baseball Cap
Arpenteur Embroidered Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap
Try new textures
If you’re looking for a cap that stands a little further apart from the crowd, then opting for a less classic textile is the easiest way to go about it — and each of these will make a versatile addition to your off-duty line-up.
For the gentleman inclined to spend his sunnier day on the beach, this towelling cap by Orlebar Brown adds a soft texture to any outfit for a more casual style. Alternatively, the world’s oldest hat shop Lock & Co. have their own (appropriately classic) take on the baseball cap, with their dark grey cashmere ‘Rimini’ cap.
And, if in doubt, you can rely on a plain suede number, like this one by Beams Plus, to take your weekend uniform to another level.
Beams Plus Suede Baseball Cap
Orlebar Brown Beesley Towling Baseball Cap
Lock & Co. Rimini Cashmere Baseball Cap
Looking for more spring-style inspiration? Gentleman’s Journal is on hand to revamp your spring wardrobe…