As these winter months drag on you might find yourself turning to an old friend: the wool beanie. It's a powerful ally against the elements, no doubt, but where it serves well in function it tends to fall short in form. We're not about to let the weather cramp your style, so reach for one of these winter hats instead and stand out from the knit-domed masses this season.
Obey Alpine Bogey Hat Blending style cues from two classic pieces of headwear—the aviator cap and the hunting hat—Obey's Alpine Bogey establishes its own unique look with a corduroy exterior and sherpa lining. $42, obeyclothing.com
Nobis Mr. Tweed Cap Channel your inner English gentleman with this wool-blend tweed cap from Nobis, complete with fold-down ear flaps and adjustable D-ring for a perfect fit. $65, nobis.ca
Filson Double Mackinaw Cap You don't have to be a woodsman (or Holden Caulfield) to take advantage of this classically styled wool and sheepskin cap. Not feeling the red plaid? It's available in forest green and grey as well. $78, filson.com
Woolrich Woolen Mills Tweed Arctic Cap There's a simple reason the fleece-lined bomber hat has persevered so long after pilots stopped flying open-cockpit planes: it's warm and comfy as hell. This one's a modernized version of the original, designed with a tweed outer and ram's wool lining. $128, wpstore.com
Poler Summit Hat A hat doesn't have to big and fluffy to qualify as winter wear. This understated six-panel cap with pull-down earflaps and a rugged-but-stylish exterior should do the trick. $38, polerstuff.com
Folk Clothing Cap A military-inspired hat with button-up earflaps and a wool exterior, Folk's aptly named Cap sports earth-tone stripes for a unique look. $65, folkclothing.com
Whillas and Gunn Alaska Hat Simple construction, warm materials and modern sensibilities makes for one very nice, very good-looking cold-weather cap. $88, needsupply.com