Originally, the beanie was worn only by blue-collar workers as they needed to keep their hair back whilst working, but couldn’t wear a hat with a brim as it’d obstruct their vision. Flash forward to today though, and the beanie is an essential winter accessory worn by everyone from fashionistas to your dorky dad.
With winter just around the corner, there’s no better time to add a new beanie that’s both stylish and made with high-quality fabrics into your wardrobe, as you’ll find yourself wanting to keep your head and ears toasty warm as the temperature drops.
We’ve rounded up the best beanies for men available that are all comfortable and cool, and will make perfect additions to your winter outfits.
German luxury fashion house, Hugo Boss is renowned for their opulent range of clothing, accessories, footwear, and fragrances. Hugo Boss only has one beanie on offer, which was created as part of the BOSS Fashion Show capsule collection, and featured on the runway at Milan Fashion Week. Knitted in virgin wool with a refined structure, Hugo Boss’ beanie features a cool stripe at the front that gives a sporty feel to this cozy accessory.
World champion surfer Kelly Slater founded Outerknown in 2014; a brand rooted in environmental sustainability that walks the fine line between function, style, & sustainability. Outerknown’s cashmere beanie is available in three colours, and is made with recycled cashmere and Merino wool. Extremely soft, Outerknown’s beanie will keep your head comfortable and warm in style, no matter which colour you choose.
Arket, a Swedish fashion brand, produces modern, sustainable, and affordable clothing that's still very high-quality. The company's mission is to democratise quality and make sustainable design accessible to more people - and their beanie collection is no exception. Minimalistic in style, and available in two colours, Arket’s beanies for men are crafted with soft cotton and will give you a sleek winter look.
ASOS, the British online retailer was founded in 2000, but since then they have launched their own range of clothing and accessories called, ASOS Design. Committed to creating clothing that allows people to have total freedom, to experiment, and to feel confident with their fashion choices, ASOS Design have an excellent range of men’s beanies. With pretty much every style and colour on offer, no matter what type of beanie you’re after ASOS Design will have it.
Founded in 1978, in California, Banana Republic is now a premier global brand for modern clothing with no boundaries. Banana Republic has one beanie in their collection, made from a super soft and undeniably luxurious cashmere yarn, that is specially spun for all-year wear. Inspired by fisherman's hats from the turn of the century, Banana Republic’s beanie is simple but elegant.
Club Monaco was founded in 1985 to create 'better basics'; classic, effortless pieces that are well-made and elevate wardrobes. They only have one beanie on offer, but it does come in four timeless neutral colours. Made with a soft cashmere blend, Club Monaco’s beanie is an essential winter hat that’ll keep you warm.
J. Crew believes in 'looking a million bucks, not spending it' which is why they source the best high-quality fabrics at the most accessible prices. J. Crew has a small range of beanies for men produced by their selling partners, Druthers. Available in multiple colour options and fabric options, such as cotton or Merino wool, these beanies are sure to become your go-to winter accessory.
Founded in 1963, Lands End is an American brand dedicated to providing the world with comfort. With a few beanies available, Lands End have different styles, colours, and fabrics available to suit all tastes. Plus, despite being quite high in quality, Lands End’s beanies are all extremely affordable.
Renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity, Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost designers. Each Paul Smith design is underpinned by a dry British sense of humour: quirky but not frivolous, eccentric but not silly. The Paul Smith beanie range is HUGE; with every style and colour imaginable on offer. We recommend going for one of Paul Smith’s beanies with a playful print, as it’ll make you stand out from the crowd in style.
Contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand, Rains was founded in 2012, with their sole focus set on creating functional rainwear that doesn't compromise on design or style. RAINS’ only have one beanie in two timeless colours. Made with a rib-knitted Merino wool blend and featuring a classic beanie silhouette, RAINS’ beanie will give you a chic minimalist look.
At River Island, great design is at the heart of everything they create. River Island has one men’s beanie that comes in three colour options. With a cool fisherman shape, this stylish yet affordable beanie will make a great addition to any winter wardrobe.
The British born tailoring brand with a twist, is luxury brand Ted Baker. Founded in 1988, Ted Baker has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality and attention to detail since its inception. You’ll stay warm with a Ted Baker beanie. Available in two colours - a modern green and a classic black - Ted Baker’s textured beanie is a great choice to top off your look in the cooler months, and will add a versatile casual edge to any ensemble.
Founded in east London in 1977, Drake's has become renowned for their 'relaxed elegance' aesthetics. Drake’s beanies for men are made in Scotland with 100% lambswool and are simple, classic, and endlessly wearable; versatile enough to pair with clothing of almost any style, from rugged workwear to elegant tailoring.
Famous for their extremely comfortable and soft socks, RoToTo also makes incredibly cool and comfortable beanies for men. Crafted and designed in Japan, RoToTo uses traditional and modern manufacturing techniques. RoToTo's thick wool knitted beanie comes in four stylish colours and will keep you warm in undisputed style this winter.
Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer brands renowned for their classic American cool style that they describe as ‘preppy with a twist’. Tommy Hilfiger has a small but cool range of simple beanies, all made with soft and breathable cotton. All adorned with Tommy Hilfiger’s simple yet iconic logo, these beanies will make a great addition to any winter outfit.
Inspired by a modernist sartorial approach, Ben Sherman is a British brand renowned for their men’s shirts. However, the brand also makes impressive beanies that are incredibly high-quality, stylish, and surprisingly affordable. For an effortlessly elegant winter accessory, you can’t go wrong with a Ben Sherman beanie.
Farah is all about providing men with the right clothes and accessories from which they can confidently create their own style. With classic and bobble beanie styles available in multiple colours, Farah’s beanies will give you a fun, edgy winter look.
JACK & JONES
JACK & JONES creates utility streetwear with a strong graphical concept and innovative details. Each product is made of high quality fabrics with a crisp and clean finish where details have strong workwear references. JACK & JONES’ beanies for men are simple and minimal in style, and give off an extremely cool urban vibe.