Most people don’t realize how large of an impact a stylish hat can make on your outfit. Think about it... When you’re out in public and you encounter another person, maybe even talk to them, what part of you do they look at? Your face. When someone spots you from a distance, they look at the top of your head. When examining someone else’s outfit, most people start from the top and work their way down. As such, most people will notice your hat before any other piece of clothing. If you believe that first impressions matter, then think of a hat as someone’s first impression of your outfit.
Supreme Hats are a Powerful Tool
Supreme hats make an impact like no other. They’re powerful tools for shaping your outfit and conveying your unique style to others.
Arguably the most important aspect of streetwear is its flexibility. Various styles of streetwear can easily be mixed and matched to create an outfit that suits your personal style. Supreme hats are no different. While they have a distinct style of their own (just like the rest of Supreme’s apparel), Supreme hats can be worn with various other brands and styles of apparel thanks to their minimalist designs.
Worn with the right t-shirt or sweatshirt, a Supreme hat can truly complete an outfit. It can add an additional color, match a color on another piece of clothing, represent a city, brand, or icon that is important to you. Or, a Supreme hat can simply convey a design you like. In any case, your hat is a fashion tool that you should use to take your streetwear attire to the next level.
Choosing the Right Supreme Hat
Knowing how powerful a fashion tool Supreme hats can be, it’s important that you choose the right ones for you. To help you decide which hat will complete your outfit, there are three main aspects to consider: Style, quality, and fit.
If you know what style you’re going for, then choosing a Supreme hat is as simple as browsing the brand’s collection and waiting for something to grab your attention. For anyone seeking to build their style of outfit from scratch, you’ll be happy to know that Supreme hats come in a wide variety of colors and shapes, and they contain fonts and graphics that won’t steal too much attention away from the rest of your clothing.
The quality of Supreme hats is, as expected, very high. They’re made in the USA from 100% cotton and other whole materials. The stitching and embroidering are also high quality. For Supreme fans, this is nothing new, but still worth noting.
Due to the quality materials and make, Supreme hats are durable and comfortable, so you can wear them in a variety of situations without worrying about damaging the bill or getting a sore head from poor stitching.
Supreme hats fit a variety of head sizes and shapes for both men and women thanks to their adjustable straps in the back. Most are designed to be worn either forward-facing or backwards, as well, so how you wear them is really up to you. The only exceptions are Supreme’s beanies and bucket-style hats like the “Name Plate Crusher,” which tend to look best when worn as intended.
How to Tell if a Supreme Hat is Real
Due to high demand for Supreme hats and other clothing, Supreme’s physical locations sell out fast. As a result, most people have to buy Supreme from resellers online. Unfortunately, many of these “resellers” are actually producing fake Supreme clothing and selling them at a high price.
To ensure that your Supreme hats are not fakes, you can check them for several unique features that authentic Supreme hats should have, which knock-off artists struggle to replicate.
The tags on authentic Supreme hats are difficult to forge. Why? Because the information found on the tags includes very specific details that are unique to Supreme clothing. Plus, those details are not made public, so knock-off artists have to guess the font size and spacing, leading to small differences between fake Supreme tags and the real ones.
The best tag to examine for authenticity is inside the hat. It’s a ¾ inch x ¾ inch square, white tag that reads “MADE IN U.S.A.” (all caps). The words “MADE IN” and “U.S.A” should be separated by an American flag, and beneath “U.S.A.” should be a red Supreme logo. The font for “MADE IN U.S.A.” should be regular (not bold or italicized), and the word “Supreme” should be italicized and bold.
Eyelets are small holes in the top section of the hat that provide ventilation to your head while wearing it. On a real Supreme hat, the eyelets on either side should line up, so that you can peer directly through one and out the other. The eyelets of fake Supreme hats don’t usually line up correctly, and are sometimes blocked by tags or other materials. An easy way to check if the eyelets of your Supreme hat line up is to flip the hat inside-out and look through each hole.
The Supreme logo is iconic, but different variations of it appear on real Supreme hats. This allows knock-off artists the creative freedom to design their own version of the logo and pretend it's a special edition hat.
Traditionally, Supreme’s logo is white on red, bold, italicized, futura font, but the logo appears in other colors and fonts on many legitimate Supreme hats. To determine if your Supreme hat is real then, you cannot rely on the style of the logo. Instead, you must examine the position and stitching quality.
The logo’s position will almost always be in the front center of the hat, sometimes below an embroidered graphic. And the stitching around the logo should be close to the edge, so that the logo cannot fold away from the hat’s fabric. These minute details can be challenging to spot, so we recommend searching for the model number of your Supreme hat and comparing yours to pictures of the real thing.
Should You Buy a Supreme Hat?
Many people overlook hats as a simple, non-essential accessory to their wardrobe. However, these people underestimate the ability of Supreme hats to augment their outfits and help them to stand out, which is the goal of streetwear.
When you’re putting together a new streetwear outfit, you know that every element represents an opportunity to stand out. Each piece of clothing plays an important role in creating a unique outfit that conveys your style and interests, and a hat is just as important. In fact, considering that people will notice your hat before anything else on your body, choosing the right hat to wear can be critical to making a good first impression with your outfit.
Once you’ve chosen a Supreme hat, you can design the rest of your outfit around it. Some other Supreme clothing to consider when designing your next outfit are their t-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear and socks, bags, and other accessories, all of which are just as powerful fashion tools as the brand’s hats.