Considering The Beanie

As much as we are all about crafting the best possible self image, sometimes practical considerations like weather get in the way and must be taken into account when heading outside especially during this most inclement season.

Specifically I’m taking about wearing hats, the kind that that will keep your head and ears warm through high winds, snow, freezing rain or whatever meteorological manifestation this winter may produce.

Although this will wreak havoc on your perfectly styled hair, it’s better than losing all feeling in your ears and forehead. My first choice for extreme winter weather is the beanie. Available in in a variety of materials including merino wool and cashmere, the beanie is usually a simple rib knit but can also be found in a more elaborate cable design which for some is a little more interesting.

jcrew-rib-beanie

J.Crew wide rib beanie

Ralph Lauren cashmere beanie

Ralph Lauren cashmere beanie

J.Press thick cable beanie

J.Press thick cable beanie

 

Joseph Fields