WINTER HATS AND THEIR OWNERS

Now that everyone wears a helmet out on the slopes, winter hats often don’t get to see much action on winter holidays. Which means they’re picked out with greater care than ever. An overview.

BEANIES

Who wears one?
Men who have no problem wearing a headband when they’re doing sport, and anyone who regularly uses the word “hanging out“.

How do you wear it properly?
Until last year, the rule for men was that the length of the hat had to match the length of the beard. These days hipsters don’t have beards any more, but non-hipster beanies too – since when anything goes, as long as the end of the hat doesn’t touch the back of the neck.

What’s so special about it?
You can also wear it indoors.

the bobble hat

Who wears one?
Generally speaking, women – but also men who often have a penchant for Norwegian jumpers and sheepskin slippers.

How do you wear it properly?

The middle of the bobble should be aligned with the point of your chin, anything else looks like a saucepan lid.

What’s so special about it?
It’s a versatile classic, which can look anything from elegant to hip – but always looks a bit frivolous thanks to the bobble.

the fur cap with ear flaps

Who wears one?
People for whom minus 5° feels about the same as minus 20°, so they want to be on the safe side. People who enjoyed dressing up as rabbits when they were children, and people who know that nothing, absolutely nothing, can take away from the beauty of their faces.

How do you wear it properly?
With unshakeable, great self-confidence.

What’s so special about it?
It makes anyone wearing it look as if they could shoot a bear and after that, whistle a Shostakovich symphony on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the winter woods.

The plainest possible hat

Who wears one?
Minimalists and men who don’t want to draw attention to themselves.

How do you wear it properly?
Not pulled down too far over the face.

What’s so special about it?
It fits in any winter jacket pocket.