Dad caps are prettay, prettay, prettay good.
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Cotton dad caps to wear this fall

Dad caps are prettay, prettay, prettay good.

Words— Lea Monaco

Photography— Celia Spenard-Ko

When you get a bit older and look in the mirror, it's easier to see your father in you. Thanks, pops, for the good looks, the irresistible charm, and...the hypebeast-approved style? 


Yes, the biggest trend this year is dressing like your dad (or any father figure). And of course! Dads are the true OGs. They’ve collected washed-out band tees (they saw the Grateful Dead in concert for real, didn't just find the tee on eBay), they're not afraid to wear their New Balance sneakers with every single outfit with classic I-could-not care-less appeal, and they're very into tucking in their t-shirt. I guess we all do want to be like dear ol' dad, because all of these are big style moves at the moment.


Maybe we'll leave their love of taking photos with iPads in public, but we'll take the look–especially that of the dad cap–the soft, slightly-curved, low-sitting cousin to the classic structured, sits-too-high-on-the-head baseball cap.



Riri has made the dad hat her go-to on numerous occasions and is definitely not a dad, our favourite cantankerous dad Larry David here in a dad cap that isn't helping with the rain, and Kanye spotted out and about with a dad cap and a Slurpee.


Enter: the raddest dad of all. Yeezy has aced dad-style with all the necessary items, including the infallible soft-cotton cap. Even though some of us might not live in Calabasas and go grocery shopping at Erewhon, we all need to make a milk run to the store sometimes and look good doing it. 


While topping your bad-hair situation with our washed-cotton dad cap is the solution to being your best anti-social self (a hoodie does the job too), it doesn’t mean that we’re letting go of our desire to look good. What's better than looking your best while ignoring people we might have left on "Read". Ladies, after you’ve sorted out your lazy Sunday wear with a dad cap, we recommend you take badgalriri’s cue and you seal the deal with coloured lips and a leather jacket.


It turns out the dads had it all figured out, and still do, with their killer style that doubles up as a convenient way to run our weekend errands in peace. Even though our old man probably doesn’t know that he has pieces in his closet that are probably worth more than a pair of Yeezys online these days, we know that we’re definitely stealing a few tricks from his style book. Starting with the dad hat.


No kids required



Washed-Cotton Cap in Pink, Yellow, Burgundy, and Dark Green

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