Thinking Caps


By Aravin Kumar

Hip-hop royals are never spotted without a baseball cap: Jay-Z wears one with a simple solid black T-shirt and layers of gold bling; Kanye West wears one sideways and backwards with just about everything from a Givenchy T-shirt to a Margiela tuxedo jacket; newcomer Theophilus London wouldn’t be caught dead without one. Whether flat or curve-billed, it seems nothing has more swagger. On the Autumn catwalks, Dior Homme featured one with every one of its 47 looks while Kenzo, Acne and Lanvin interspersed their offerings with haute headgear. On the streets, caps provide a casual counterpoint to ground a dressed-up dandy look. Step to the beat with our picks for the hottest crowns around.