Caps

There are plenty of perfectly good reasons to wear a baseball cap.

Driving a convertible. Watching a ball game. Premature balding.

But we’ve been noticing a sharp rise in guys wearing more #menswear-y versions—without a hint of support for a sports team—even more so, with the recent rise in popularity of the five-panel cap and floral prints. And it got us thinking about what it all means. So we’ve gone ahead and taken stock of all the nonstandard baseball caps out there to give you a better idea of what your choice in billed topper is projecting to the world.

So, without further ado: what your #menswear baseball cap says about you, according to Kempt.

 
The Polka-Dot Five-Panel Cap:
“I swear I’ve been wearing five-panels since before they were cool.”Polka Dot

 
The Railway Cap:
“My obsession with Americana and toy trains, together at last!”Railway

 
The Hawaiian Snap-Back Cap:
“Am I wearing this ironically? You’ll never know.”Hawaiian Snap Back

 
The Quilted Cap:
“I am a teenage French tourist planning to spend all of my time visiting NYC taking pictures of cool graffiti on a clunky old digital camera.”Quilted Cap

 
The Dystopian Five-Panel Cap:
“Everything I touch turns to steampunk.”Dystopian Five-Panel

 
The Novelty New Era Cap:
“No, I did not know that they made actual baseball caps with real sports teams’ logos on them.”Novelty New Era

 
The Rare French Birds Printed Cap:
“I only shop at Mr Porter, because I’m super-luxe like that, and this is the one baseball cap they sell. (Which, coincidentally, perfectly matches the lining in my favorite jacket.)”French Birds

 
The Chambray Cap:
“This head-to-toe chambray kit is the closest I’ll ever get to bathing in the stuff.”
Chambray

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar