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The 10 Best Dad Hats for That Classic Vintage Look
Dad jokes, dad shoes, dad bods, dad hats… what’s next on the dad horizon? Well, while we wait for the internet to tell us what’s cool and what we just “have to have” let’s focus on the fashion at hand (ironic, since you wear them on your head).
Here are the 10 best dad hats for that classic vintage look.
1. Polo Ralph Lauren Logo Embroidered Cap
It makes sense that one of the most classic brands is first on our list. Polo Ralph Lauren’s dusty blue cotton twill cap will bring a vintage tone to your everyday look. It has an adjustable buckled strap to ensure a more custom fit and is embroidered with navy logos on the front and back, elevating the simple, staple silhouette.
2. Balenciaga Logo Distressed Baseball Cap
Nothing gives off a vintage vibe quite like distressed fabric and Balenciaga does not disappoint. This faded washed-cotton twill feels and looks like you’ve had it for a decade and has held up to life’s adventures.
The embroidered logo lets everyone know just how in-tune you are with your fashion game. With an adjustable hook-and-loop backstrap you can adjust your hat to your head, depending on your ego for that day, pending if your head swells from all the compliments you’ll undoubtedly be receiving.
3. Chok Lids Everyday Dad Hat
Are you a less is more person? This blank, sophisticated canvas is the dad hat of your dreams. The Chok Lids Everyday Dad Hat has the perfect minimalist aesthetic with no logos and with 19 color options to choose from, so you can’t go wrong. The lightweight cotton fabric protects your skull from the sun and features an easy-to-use buckle on the back for you to adjust for a secure fit – all with a washed, vintage feel.
4. Dad Hat Supply Co Damn Hat
If you’re looking for a statement other than a logo then this unisex dad hat is the one for you. With embroidery on both the front and the back and three colors to choose from (black, white, and burgundy) you’ll be giving the people something to read, whether you’re coming or going. And at 50% off, you and your partner can match – if you’re into that sort of thing.
5. Life Is Good Sunwashed Chill Hat
Go for a naturally faded look with this easy-breezy cotton twill dad hat. Sunwashed for intentional discoloration and vintage appearance, this summer-ready hat has six panels and an unstructured low-mid crown for extra comfort and softness.
The front graphic is embroidered (always a plus) with the standard “Life is Good” label on the back, next to the adjustable back with snap closure. And the best part? 10% of the net profits are donated to help kids in need so you can feel good while you look even better.
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6. Riot Society Pink Pineapple Dad Hat
They say real men wear pink but I say real men wear pink AND pineapples. You heard me. This is a pink dad hat with an embroidered pineapple. And it’s badass. To the men that pull this off, I tip my hat to you. But if pink and pineapples aren’t your jam, no worries!
Riot Society has multiple colors and more embroidery choices, such as a shark, the grim reaper, and a broken heart to name a few. This hat is sturdier than most but still has an adjustable back strap to custom fit it to your head.
7. Nautica Classic Logo Baseball Hat
Nautica’s take on the dad hat is more classic and Americana. With its six panel construction and embroidered ventilating grommets, this hat keeps its structure while you keep your cool.
It has the embroidered logo on the front and Nautica on the back in contrasting colors. The back of the hat has a cotton strap with a metal slider buckle to adjust to your head for the perfect fit.
8. AMI de Coeur Embroidered Cotton Cap
Alexandre Mattiussi, the founder of AMI, signs off all his letters to his close friends with the red symbol embroidered on this chambray blue cap, so when you wear it, it’s like you two are best friends.
The hat is cotton twill, has silver eyelets, and is finished with an adjustable back strap for a more custom fit. Be the envy of all your friends with this dad hat that proves you and Alexandre are thick as thieves.
9. Pacsun Hard Rock Cafe Logo Dad Hat
If you were old enough in the 90s perhaps you remember the craze of collecting t-shirts from all the Hard Rock Cafes. I never ate at one but I definitely bought the shirts from every location I saw when we were on our yearly summer vacation.
That being said, this dad hat, in particular, has a lot of nostalgia for me and even though I will never wear it, I will absolutely buy it, just for memories sake. With the embroidered logo on the front and “Los Angeles” on the back, this cream-colored hat has breathable eyelets and an adjustable back strap. Just pull your favorite Hard Rock Cafe shirt out of storage and you’re ready to go!
10. Urban Outfitters Daddy Baseball Hat
If you are the type of individual that enjoys taking things literally, then this embroidered ‘Daddy’ hat is the perfect dad hat for you. It is black with white lettering and features stitched grommets at the crown and an adjustable strap back closure to ensure a great fit.
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Dad Hat FAQs
A dad hat typically is an unstructured, six panel, pre-curved cap with an adjustable closure that is made of a soft, washed cotton blend (usually cotton twill) and comes in a variety of colors, prints, and logos (although a logo is not required).
It depends. As stated above, if the hat meets the other requirements of being unstructured, having six panels with a curved bill, being soft (pre-washed) with an adjustable back closure, then bring on the logos! It’s not the logo that makes it a dad hat or not – it’s the style and build of said hat.
YES! Dad hats, dad jokes, dad shoes, dad bods, and all things dad are considered “in fashion.” They’re easy to wear and give a laid-back vibe that should feel effortless and cool. Just throw one on and you are officially on-trend. It’s that easy!