A Cap Is Your Summer Survival Tool

Rowing Blazers dad cap is one of the best men's summer hats and caps 2019

A Cap
Is Your Summer Survival Tool

The best hats to keep you cool
and out of the sun

A bold collaboration between Rowing Blazers and Beams Plus ($48).

A hat just may be the perfect warm weather accessory. Fist of all, it's functional. Remember, a good hat can be as reliable as a proper sunscreen. So whether you're hanging out at the beach, playing around in the park or just walking to work on a bright day, your hat will keep your face from turning into a red, painful mistake. What's more, they instantly take any outfit to the next level. Think about it this way: You're wearing a simple T-shirt and jeans or a camp shirt and a pair of shorts. Top those looks with a hat and instantly it looks cooler and more put together. And this summer, there are plenty of styles to consider, from skate-inspired 5-panels and relaxed Dad hats to such old school favorites as the bucket cap.

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The Dad Cap

Taking style clues from the kind of caps the old men liked to wear on the weekends, these relaxed hats are often made from cotton (washed for extra softness) and feature some sort of embroidery.

The 5-Panel Cap

More streamlined and stylish than your standard snapback, these hats (also known as camp caps or volley hats) are synonymous with streetwear, skate culture and anyone who waits in line for the latest sneaker drop.

Folk 5-panel cap

Folk, $70

WTAPS 5-panel cap

WTAPS, $90

Stone Island 5-panel cap

Stone Island, $130 / $91.99

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The Athletic Cap

For serious sporting endeavors or particularly sweaty days, these hats are made to take a beating. They're crafted from breathable and sweat-wicking materials, meaning they'll keep you cool and help dry off quickly.

Nike athletic cap

Nike, $28

The Bucket Hat

Functionally, it's as simple as a hat that you can stash away into your back pocket for rain or shine. But with multiple fabrics available in the floppy-brimmed style, it can be more versatile than it seems at first glance.

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