You don’t know if it’s just that cold and miserable time of year or the ongoing coronavirus situation, but at the moment you want to hide. From your responsibilities, from the present, from uncertainty – from everything really. While this mode of thinking is not something to be nurtured, we understand it. Although we cannot condone shirking your responsibilities or avoiding the present (and uncertainty is simply a fact of life), we do have a solution – a sartorial solution, but a solution nonetheless: a baseball cap, babe!
We know that baseball caps tend to be associated with toddlers, teenage boys and tennis players – with each of these demographics wearing them exceptionally well – but that’s not their whole story. As well as suiting various ages and genders, baseball caps are incredibly practical – an all-weather accessory, to be precise. When the sun shines, they offer shade; in winter, they’re another welcome layer in the fight against feeling expletively freezing. As previously mentioned, they also provide a place to hide when the world proves intolerable and you don’t want to be recognised as a notable inhabitant of it. This, however, might be a struggle if your baseball cap is the sort of baseball cap that people notice – and it will be, if we’ve got anything to do with it.
Good baseball caps come in many different forms. If you only want something plain (and decently priced), we recommend COS. Otherwise, it’s worth investing in several – acquire one and it will swiftly become a wardrobe essential that you can’t risk misplacing. To that end, anything goes. Lately we’ve been keen on something pink by Marine Serre, but we’d be just as happy with Prada. For something slightly more vocal, it’s safe to say we’re fans of Aries and Vetements – but really we just want them all.