Why did GQ just profess their love for these terrible hats? We understand that Jack Nicholson’s costuming in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a perfect job at using clothing to breathe attitude, but it’s not a handsome look. We know Johnny Depp is alternative and generally pretty cool, but it’s still not a handsome look, especially with a Tom Ford suit.
To be fair, this isn’t an all-out demotion of any knit cap. A light cashmere piece can be very flattering, and APC and Band of Outsiders have rolled out some excellent striped pieces. But the linty, crumpled, CVS-discount hat that may cost you as much as $200 with some high-end designers is not the right look to be honing. We love individuality – please, hone your individuality. But try to look good while doing it.