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Best Hat Brands for Men

By Taylor James


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If you’re a guy looking for a stylish hat to wear, there are plenty of options to consider. From fedoras to beanies, there’s no shortage of fashionable hats to choose from as you plan a few outfits or your new signature look. That being said, not all hat brands are created equally. 

It’s understandable that if you’re going to invest in a piece of clothing that you plan to wear often, you need to make sure that you’re spending money on a quality hat that’s built to last. A cheap hat may look okay on you, but you won’t have the confidence and pride that comes from wearing a reputable brand. Here are some of the best hat brands for men.


A legendary maker of western wear, Stetson is most well-known for its cowboy hats and outdoor hats. That being said, Stetson also carries a few other styles for men, including fedoras and even caps.

Even so, you’re likely to gravitate to Stetson if you’re on the hunt for a classic, rugged hat that’s great for wearing outdoors. From their premier cowboy hat series to straw fedoras and trucker hats, Stetson has a great range of styles and fabrics to choose from as you look to build your outfit with the help of this iconic brand.

The Bozeman is one of Stetson’s most popular hats (Amazon).


Known around the globe for its quality, Bailey has been a major player in the world of hats since its founding in 1922. Based in Los Angeles, Bailey has made a name for itself as a stylish maker of Hollywood fashion pieces for decades, with notable celebrities throughout history, including Humphrey Bogart, sporting their hats.

Bailey’s hats are made in the USA and come in a variety of styles, including caps, cowboy hats, and fedoras. They also offer a wealth of finishes and fabrics, so it’s easy to find a hat that will fit your aesthetic and complement existing pieces in your wardrobe. 

Bailey Fedora Hat (Amazon)

New Era

Looking for flat bill caps, ball caps, or snapbacks? New Era is the place to go. While New Era has become synonymous with streetwear, its history actually dates back to the 1920s.

By the 1970s, they had made major inroads in the world of professional sports, capturing 20 of the 24 Major League Baseball teams at the time. New Era offers a wide range of cap styles, including the 59Fifty, Low Pro 59Fifty, 9Fifty, 9Twenty, and Casual Classic. From the MLB to the NFL, NBA, and college teams, you’ll be able to find your team in the style you want from New Era.

Popular 39THIRTY (Amazon).

Christy’s of London

A famed hat brand for more than 240 years, if you’re going to have heard of any of the hatmakers on this list, it’s likely Christy’s. Founded in 1773, Christy’s is often referred to by those in the world of fashion and style as the “Godfather of British hatmaking.”

Over two centuries, Christy’s has built a reputation for craftsmanship and quality—two key factors to keep in mind for any man shopping for hats. From wool felt fedoras to tweed tailored driver flat caps, you’ll be able to find several popular styles and fabrics when shopping the wares of this London hat company.

Clearly, men have a variety of options to choose from as you’re picking a hat to wear. The above brands are known for their price point, durability, stylishness, and overall value. While color, texture, and size are all other factors that you’ll need to consider when choosing a hat, it’s hard to go wrong with one of the above brands.

About Taylor James

As Philip Treacy once said, “How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.” And on that note, I hope you enjoy your hats and find the site useful. Learn more about Hat Realm's Editorial Process.