Types of Beanies
1. Men’s Slouchy Beanie
David Beckham is probably the most famous person we can think of who pulls off this great style. Wear the beanie as far back as possible, letting the extra fabric slouch at the back and cover your ears slightly. This is a great, laid back look that will keep you warm but won’t be as much of an intense, hair stifling, look.
Make sure to choose one without a roll, as this will ensure you can properly smooth the material back without the cuff clinging too tightly to your head. These stylish beanies come in a range of colours so it’s a good idea to pick a few in neutral colours that you can mix and match with your outfit. You can also experiment with how much of your hair you show, taking a leaf out of David Beckham’s book and covering your whole head, or letting a little bit of your fringe and the front of you hair peek out from the hat.
2. Men’s Hipster Beanie
The classic workman’s look has now maintained quite a ‘hipster’ style, and gives a unique look to your outfit, and although it’s not great at keeping your head warm it good at adding some interest to an otherwise ordinary outfit. A simple way to achieve this look is to double roll a standard beanie, or single roll an already cuffed beanie. The double roll shortens the beanie, making it more fitted to your head and giving you the option to wear it higher up on your head without it slipping off.
It’s best to let the hat to do the talking in this case, and to keep the rest of your outfit fairly simple. Because the beanie gives a more unusual look, mixing it with bold and complex designs will make you look a little over the top, and simple clean pieces will give a nice balance to your outfit.
3. Men’s High-Top Beanie
Admittedly this is a pretty unconventional way of wearing a beanie, and doesn’t do much to keep your head warm, but as this style is mostly seen at house music events, it’s unlikely you want it to be keeping your head warm anyway. Referred to as the high-top, the Compton, and by critics, the smurf hat, this style is for the bold, and statement makers.
Wear the beanie as far up on the top of your head as possible and let the hat rest above your ears, keeping it vertical. It’s popular to embrace the unique style of his beanie, and so logos and writing is popular to have on the cuff as an added statement.