Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Hattitude

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

5b2c017e4488b3000926e01e-original.jpg

This LA Weekly story about millner Corinna Myla Haywood inspired us to address a sore sartorial subject: LA hipster-boys who still sport that tired trucker hat look.Fellas, and ladies if we must, it's time to consider a new hipster chapeau. Summer's almost here and we know the trucker hat bill comes in handy as a sunshade and unwashed-hair disguiser, but enough is enough.

LAist has taken the liberty of combing the web for appropriate headgear. Hipsters of LA, won't you consider the following toppers?

5b2c6a8c4488b30009285f42-original.jpg
Support for LAist comes from

Planters Hat-mindful of the summer sun, may we suggest a hat sported by dandies, layabouts and Mad Hatters, since the 1780s.

Or its South American cousin, the Panama hat. Nothing says "I'm lord of the entourage" like this model:

5b2c6a8d4488b30009285f44-original.jpg

Straw kangol tropical mesh hat may be a good alternative...

5b2c6a8e4488b30009285f46-original.jpg

What about a Porkpie hat?- Now that the '90s are back in vogue, embrace your inner Johnny Depp and pull the old hipster favorite, the pork pie, out of the closet.

Favored by sports writers in the 30s and sweating Dixicrats in the 60s, you can't go wrong with the natural straw porkpie.

5b2c6a8f4488b30009285f48-original.jpg

For a hat from Venice that's also appropriate in Venice Beach. We give you the the Skimmer! If it's good enough for Carl Kolchak, it should be good enough for you.

5b2c6a904488b30009285f4a-original.gif
Support for LAist comes from

Peter Pan Hat
But let's cut to the chase and suggest the most appropriate topper for the boy-man about town who is perpetually at play

What other hats should the hipster boys try on for size this summer?