The 20 Best Beanies For Men

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If there’s one thing we can guarantee about the rest of winter, it’s that the deep freeze of these past few months is here for a bit longer. While it’s here, you’re going to want to outfit yourself with one of these men’s beanies.

There’s assuredly a right way and a wrong way to go about this. Plenty of brands specialize in making standout winter accessories that merge function and fashion with ease — some brands focus solely on those crucial men’s accessories, like beanies. Other picks come from your favorite menswear companies, time-tested staples that should complement other gear you already own.

One thing is clear: When the next big snowstorm rolls into town, you really aren’t going to want to leave the house without one of the best beanies for men — it could be the item that keeps out of serious trouble on a winter ski trip or a log cabin weekend, after all. And if you find one that looks great and complements easygoing weekend (and weekday) pieces? Well, that’s all the better. Let’s get started, then let’s get bundled up — winter is knocking at the door.

Alex Mill Cashmere Beanie

Alex Mill Cashmere Beanie

We appreciate Alex Mill for its soft-yet-durable overshirts, expertly washed tees and easygoing chinos. We also appreciate the fact that they’ve come up with one heck of a way to top off an #OOTD featuring Alex Mill style staples, and that’s with this refined cashmere beanie cap. It’s the right way to do winter with both warmth and accessible luxury in mind. 

Mission Workshop Gobi Merino Wool Beanie

Mission Workshop Gobi Merino Wool Beanie

When it comes down to it, Mission Workshop will stop at nothing to make the most technically advanced gear on the planet. They’ve conquered the market when it comes to everyday carry backpacks, technical peacoats, and winter hats, like the Gobi Merino Wool Beanie. The magic of moisture-wicking, anti-microbial merino wool is the perfect fabric to incorporate into a long-lasting winter hat. 

United By Blue High Fold Waffle Beanie

United By Blue High Fold Waffle Beanie

We’ve sung the praises of United By Blue time and time again here, and we’ll continue to do so — as long as the brand keeps making sustainable, tough goods like the High Fold Waffle Beanie. Made from recycled polyester and knit into a waffle pattern to fight back against winter, we think you can’t go wrong with either the city-friendly Black or the eye-catching Burgundy colorways. All that’s missing now is a United By Blue flannel shirt. 

Public Rec Chill Beanie

Public Rec Chill Beanie

Tried out a pair of Public Rec technical pants or a soft-as-can-be henley? Then you’re going to appreciate the comfort and utility of the Public Rec Chill Beanie, a stylish winter hat that’s as relaxed as you want it to be. It’s the kind of beanie you can wear to cover up bedhead on a Zoom call, but you should also keep it close by on road trips (along with your comfortable and movement-minded Public Rec pants, that is). 

Nordstrom Cashmere Cuff Beanie

Nordstrom Cashmere Cuff Beanie

Who said a winter hat had to be made of scratchy, stuffy material? Nordstrom’s Cashmere Cuff Beanie flips the script on the traditional winter hat, turning this one into a luxurious piece of seasonal protection for your head. It’s the kind of cool accessory you can wear with a crisp navy topcoat and dark denim, à la David Beckham, without missing a beat. 

Away Without Leave Fisherman Beanie

Away Without Leave Fisherman Beanie

From the memorable name to the fact that this rugged beanie cap gets the Huckberry seal of approval, consider us newfound fans of Away Without Leave and this old-school fisherman beanie. This beanie is so well-made, it can stand up to the high seas or blustery snow back on land without any problems. 

Aether Apparel Cashmere Hat

Aether Apparel Cashmere Hat

Cashmere is a prized luxury fabric, all owing to its soft handfeel and the fact that it can take seemingly the most standard items (in this case, the winter hat) and give them a refined feel. The Aether Apparel Cashmere Hat is a perfect example, made from cashmere yarns and done up in a handsome shade of navy (or Total Eclipse). Top off your camel topcoat and indigo selvedge denim with this finely crafted hat. 

AllSaints Merino Wool Ribbed Beanie

AllSaints Merino Wool Ribbed Beanie

If, when you first see the AllSaints name, you think of slim black denim and expertly cut moto jackets, we wouldn’t blame you. But for all those times when winter weather really sinks its teeth into you, fight back with the Merino Wool Ribbed Beanie, made from material that’s at once insulating and moisture-wicking. Sounds like the perfect blend of form and function to us. 

Banana Republic Donegal Beanie

Banana Republic Donegal Beanie

Donegal wool is carefully sourced and fashioned with great pride into some of the finest knitwear on the planet, and now you can get a touch of that historic appeal with this Banana Republic beanie. Make it a go-to winter hat and marvel at the warmth and style points it adds to your winter wardrobe. 

Homage Go-To Beanie

Homage Go-To Beanie

Homage has the right idea with the Go-To Beanie, a finely made winter that’ll live up to its name (and then some). How so? Well, Homage went to great lengths to make this beanie a true winter essential, using a tightly woven knit finished off with a streetwear-esque logo for a pop of style. Wear this one with pride. 

Melin All Day Beanie

Melin All Day Beanie

Melin’s All Day Beanie is so aptly named, it’s a wonder it’s still in stock. The All Day Beanie should prove one of the best beanies for men on the market quite handily, what with its chenille lining for comfort that won’t overheat or irritate your head. Yes, this looks like a true 24/7 winter beanie to us (well, not quite 24 full hours, but you get the picture). 

On Merino Beanie

On Merino Beanie

When you’ve simply got to get out there and hit the road, you need gear that can pass muster, and that’s doubly the case when you’ve got to crank out the miles during a fall and winter run. Turn to the experts at On Running for both your functional running shoes and of course, your running gear, including one of the best beanies for men. Designed to keep you warm on the streets as you pound out those miles, it’s the rare beanie made to be worn when running, and we think that’s worthy of applause. 

Banks Primary Beanie

Banks Primary Beanie

BANKS always surprises us with the type of low-key, casually cool gear that wouldn’t look out of place when worn by a style icon such as, say, David Beckham (I.E. Tough shirt jackets, easygoing cotton shirts and slim chinos). The ultimate companion to the rest of the brand’s offerings, then, has to be the Primary Beanie. Go with bright red to shake up the rest of your ensemble, then be prepared to watch the complements roll in.

Canada Goose Arctic Disc Ribbed Toque Beanie

Canada Goose Arctic Disc Ribbed Toque Beanie

When the going gets tough this winter, you’re definitely going to need a warm winter hat to wear, and it helps if it’s a rugged number that’s going to pair up nicely with your favorite winter jacket. Such is the expertise that Canada Goose has honed over the years, and it shines through in the effective, functional, and stylish Canada Goose Arctic Disc Ribbed Toque Beanie. Consider it the ideal complementary piece to your tough, durable Canada Goose parka, day after day this winter. 

Huckberry Beanie

Huckberry Beanie

We’ve long been fans of the gear stocked and sold by Huckberry, and it helps that in recent seasons, they’ve also been doing quite the job at producing their own line of in-house gear that looks great, wears well, and comes through in the clutch. Such is the case with the Huckberry Beanie, featuring a subtle Huckberry logo, knit rib construction, and of course, a highly agreeable price point

Filson Watch Cap Beanie

Filson Watch Cap Beanie

With the ability to insulate your noggin through rain and sleet, the Watch Cap Beanie is a fitting accessory from Filson — and hopefully, it’s not the only Filson piece you have in your wardrobe. If so? Well, it’s a great place to start. We’re huge fans of the vibrant Red color in particular — use it to cap off a chambray shirt-denim jacket combo. Throw in tough leather boots and slim tan chinos, then head to your favorite brunch spot.

Smartwool Lid Beanie

Smartwool Lid Beanie

If there’s a more innovative fabric out there than the ones being made by Smartwool, we have yet to see it executed properly — that’s what makes the Lid Beanie worthy of buying before it gets too late. Made in part from merino wool, this is a no-frills beanie designed to keep you warm, dry and safe through the worst winter chill.

The North Face Bones Beanie

The North Face Bones Beanie

We’re always surprised at how well The North Face manages to blend comfort, style, and serious technical performance for agreeable prices. Take the Bones Beanie, with its assortment of colors — one for every style and taste this season. Mountaineer or outdoorsmen — or neither — there’s an understated, performance-ready beanie in the mix from the brand for winter.

Lacoste Ribbed Wool Beanie

Lacoste Ribbed Wool Beanie

While you surely know Lacoste for its preppy, crisp style staples made for warm weather, the brand’s winter accessories are starting lately to pack a serious punch — like the Ribbed Wool Beanie shown here, for instance. The Baobab color is our favorite, a cool finishing touch when worn with a chambray shirt, a thermal henley and faded blue denim. Did we mention it’s from a brand that makes some of your favorite polos? Yep.

Paul Smith Cashmere and Merino Wool-Blend Beanie Hat

Paul Smith Cashmere and Merino Wool-Blend Beanie Hat

If you fancy splurging on your most reliable and much-needed winter accessory, Paul Smith’s handsome cashmere and merino wool-blend beanie is the way to go. It’s exceedingly rare to find a beanie that wouldn’t look out of place as a rakish accessory alongside your favorite tan herringbone suit. For that price, you’ll surely want to take it for a spin as often as you can.

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