Three of the Best

Wooly hats

The weather's taken a sharp turn. Which means it's time to look for some head-based protection.

With most heat leaving via your head, the benefits of a good wooly hat are plentiful and obvious. It's not a question of whether you should have one, it's how many you should have. Despite hats being a relatively simple endeavour, there are a couple of ground rules.

First rule? No trapper hats. Ever. They'll only make you look like a 14 year-old stoner. The second rule? No ostentatious oversized logos. They turn hats into mini advertising boards and look like something you'd buy from a market stall.

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Here's three of the best hats that'll have you looking like the refined gentleman you are rather than the unrefined teenager you once were.

Oliver Spencer

Simple, classic, no logos. Oliver Spencer knows how we like our hats. The basket knit means it's a tight weave. And a tight weave means a warm head, which is all we want from a hat. - £40


Beams Plus


Japanese label Beams Plus have a thing for products from our side of the pond, which is why this hat is made from British wool. The simple grey colour means it'll match whatever outfit you can throw at it without much hassle. After all, no one wants to be figuring out whether the coat matches the hat on a cold morning. - £59


Norse Projects

We hate to roll out the cliches but sometimes they fit: the Danish really do know a thing or two about the cold. Which is why Norse Projects are so good at hats, gloves and anything else designed to stop us from freezing. This comes in olive green, a versatile colour that works just as well as light grey. - £36

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