One of the most embarrassing things my dad ever did to me was pick me up from middle school while wearing a backwards black Kangol flat cap. The other 364 days of the year my dad wore a navy blue baseball hat. While the reason why my father deviated from his usual hat still remains unclear, what I do know is that his ball cap (and the go-to hat of fathers everywhere) is the inspiration behind the dad hat. The cap was one of last year’s most unexpected fashion trends that everyone from celebs from Kendall Jenner to former President Barak Obama have all embraced—along with your dad.
Trends eventually die, but your dad isn’t going to stop wearing his baseball hat anytime time soon, so why not treat Father’s Day as an opportunity to treat him to a fresh cap that hasn’t gone through the wash a hundred times? Since no one loves dad hats more than actual dads, we rounded up the best ones to gift yours this Father’s Day.
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1. Saturday's NYC Stanley Embroidered Washed Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap
A Saturday's NYC hat is a foolproof way to guarantee dad is on-trend.
2. Gucci Supreme Printed Coated Canvas And Mesh Baseball Cap
Your dad's not a regular dad, he's a cool dad so help him show it with a Gucci cap.
Gucci | $335
3. Gents Cotton & Linen Baseball Cap
For the subtle dad: a solid sky blue baseball hat that won't look out of place on the golf course or while mowing the lawn.
4. OnlyNY Uptown Polo Hat
It's time to retire the souvenir hat your dad's been wearing since your last family vacation with a new one—no plane ticket required.
5. Givenchy Embroidered Canvas Baseball Cap
For the fashion-forward dad who's just as sad as you are that creative director Riccardo Tisci parted ways with Givenchy earlier this year.
Givenchy | $465
6. Nike Futura Washed 86 Cap
A classic amongst dads, surprise yours with a replacement of his favorite Nike cap.
Nike | $25
7. Acne Studios Camp Hat
If your dad loves wearing Hawaiian shirts, he'll love the bold orange shade of this Acne Studios cap.
Acne | $66