Choosing The Right Cap
It might come as a surprise to many but picking the perfect cap isn’t as simple as merely choosing the best looking piece. As cap specialists, it is our goal to design functional caps and source technical fabrics that perform for our customers lifestyle and personal style. At Varsity we have a number of different Series that are tailored for particular seasons and use-cases to make sure that you find exactly what you are looking for.
Currently we have 14 different ‘Series’ for customers to delve into to make sure they find the right and, more importantly, most relevant cap for them. Below is a short snapshot into our ‘Series’ and the benefits.
OUR CAP SERIES
Linen is known for its breathability in hotter climates and is lightweight, making it the perfect choice for hot summer days. Our Linen is sourced from Northern Italy and is one of the finest producers of Linen in the world. Explore here.
Active Tech Series
Active Tech is one of our most technically-sophisticated cap for the athleisure-ist on-the-go. This series is both wind and water-resistant, and has a subtle ripstop pattern adding durability and visual interest. Explore here.
An easily-packable cap, perfect for your next beach trip. Seaqual caps are made from recycled ocean plastic and are both wind resistant and fast-drying. Its soft shape and wrinkle resistance make it easy to pack for your next adventure. Explore here.
Athletic Sport Series
Athletic Sport caps are lightweight, durable and breathable, making it our go to cap for sporting activities and everything in-between. They are our original ‘Sports Cap’ Series and have been updated over the years. Explore here.
Intensity Sport Series
Designed to perform on your most demanding training days, this cap is made from an ultra-breathable mesh and has a soft-form construction for maximum comfort and movability. In comparison to the Athletic Sport, Intensity Sport is designed for your sweater affairs. Explore here.
Ventile Cotton Series
Our Ventile Cotton caps are one of our most versatile caps for everyday use. Sourced from the original producer of Ventile, the cotton fibers are tightly woven which creates a durable material that is water and wind resistant. In contrast, the material has a soft finish, making it easy to pair with outfits for every season. Explore here.
Alcantara is a beautiful Italian synthetic suede that adds an element of luxury to everyday wear. It has a velvety-soft finish and is more durable than a traditional suede. Explore here.
Your favorite college cap, only grown-up. The College cap was our first cap series and provides a refined take on the classic baseball cap. It is made from a wool blend and can be worn all-season. Explore here.
Sourced from the original producer of Oilskin, the Oilskin Series is suited best for outdoor activities. The natural wax finish gives this series water-resistant properties and a leathered appearance. Over time, the wax will age, creating a unique "patina" effect and that iconic Oilskin look. Explore here.
Our Italian virgin wool is created from a finely brushed mélange of sheep’s wool. Wool is a unique material and one of Norway’s favorites textiles because of Its natural water-repellency and ability to insulate in both cold and warm climates. Explore here.
Wool Tech Series
Wool Tech is perfect for those who love the look of a refined wool cap but need a more water-resistant option. Made from a technical twill wool, the fabric has an inner membrane that makes it both water and wind-resistant. Explore here.
The cashmere series is our most luxurious line-up. Made from 100% pure Loro Piana cashmere, this series has an exceptional softness and feel to the cap. Explore here.
The Denim Series is known to be highly versatile and perfect for casual, everyday wear. Woven from cotton fibers in a twill pattern, this series is durable while maintaining breathability for that early spring warmth. Explore here.
CHOOSING A CAP ACCORDING TO ACTIVITY
Each Series mentioned above caters to different use cases and climates. We break down what caps are best suited for each activity.
For hot summer days on the beach, we recommend our most breathable, easy to pack caps that are fast drying.
SEAQUAL SERIES, LINEN SERIES. Explore here.
When you can’t avoid the rain, we recommend our cap series that are water and wind resistant.
OILSKIN SERIES, WOOL TECH, VENTILE COTTON, ACTIVE TECH. Explore here.
As a Norwegian brand, half of our year is spent in cold weather, and therefore understand the need for a more insulated cap option. We would recommend a Wool or Cashmere cap that are warmer options for the colder winter months.
WOOL SERIES, CASHMERE SERIES. Explore here.
Our Athletic Sport Series is a great solution for general sporting activities. It is a breathable, wind-resistant material that is perfect for most sporting activities including jogging, tennis, golf, hiking, etc. For higher intensity, sweatier affairs, we recommend our Intensity Sport Series.
ATHLETIC SPORT SERIES. Explore here.
Our Intensity Sport Series has specifically been developed for sweaty workouts and activities. The material is an ultra breathable mesh and has a soft construction for maximum comfort.
INTENSITY SPORT SERIES. Explore here.
The most common question we receive is, what is the best everyday cap? There are many great options and it does depend on the climate you live in. However, here are our selects for everyday, classic caps that we believe are a sure bet for everyday wear.
THE COLLEGE SERIES, VENTILE COTTON SERIES, SEAQUAL SERIES, ACTIVE TECH SERIES. Explore here.
CHOOSING A CAP ACCORDING TO THE SEASON
With the weather in mind, all of our caps fit into at least one of the four seasons. The lighter, more breathable materials such as Linen and Seaqual are best suited for the Spring and Summer. Whereas the thicker, more insulating fabrics such as Oilskin, Cashmere and Wool are perfect for Autumn and Winter. For materials to carry you through all year-round, select our more technical fabrics such as Ventile Cotton, Seaqual, Active Tech and College.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT COLOR OF CAP
Top tip! It’s always good to align your cap with the colors that you like and have in your current wardrobe. For first time purchasers, we recommend starting with one of our staple colors to work in for most wear. As you build your collection, you can select more daring patterns and tones, to play up your outfits.
It can also be useful to consider the season. We tend to utilize the bolder, more statement colors for the summer months. While during the cold winter months, our designers are drawn to more neutral, rich and subtle colors.
CLASSIC STRUCTURED FRONT VS SOFT FRONT CAPS
One last thing to perfect is the structure of the cap you wish to go for. At Varsity Headwear, we have developed two different shape options: the Classic Structured Front and the Soft Structured Front.
Classic Structured Front
This style is our signature cap that we originally developed. It has a stiff panel from the brim to the top of the cap, giving it a structured shape. It gives a more polished and professional look to the cap.
This shape has no stiff panelling above the brim. Its soft shape makes this cap very easy to pack and gives a more relaxed fit and look. Each suits all face shapes, but it is up to you to decide which one is the best option for your needs and personal style.
Read our shopping guidance page for more information.