A bit ill-fitting, fairly wimpy, a little dorky: All characteristics of the dad hat, a trend that’s currently approved by the fashion crowd, but has been championed by khaki-wearing padres for decades.
A distinct affront to snapbacks, oversized flat-brims, and other so-called “cool” hats, the dad version will typically have a corporate logo, a dumb saying, or a random graphic, usually made from somewhat flimsy cotton or canvas.
That cap you bought at the hotel gift shop because you forgot your straw Panama ? Check! That baseball hat on the floor of the closet that came in the gift bag at your last work conference? Check! That too-small “nerd” cap that looks like it came from central casting, and may as well have a pinwheel on top? You get the point.
You might kid yourself and think you’re wearing yours ironically, but the fact is—when paired with your high-waist Levi’s wedgie jeans, a straight-from-the-skatepark hoodie, and a sick pair of Nikes—you’re smack in the middle of the direction fashion is headed right now, so you might as well embrace it.
Here, 15 dad hats even your father will want to wear this spring.