Every rugged adventurer who loves outdoor activities like shooting, hunting, or fishing will find immense value in a men's wax hat, and even those city slickers who just need to hop from one building to another won’t be able to resist a waterproof and gorgeous flat cap when the weather turns cold! While there are many quality brands on the market today that provide rain hats, we love the waxed cotton hat collection for men that Walker and Hawkes have to offer - their selection spans everything from an olive, wide-brimmed Aussie wax hat complete with feathers to a brilliant camouflage waxed cotton baseball hat! Not the type to care about such fashionable offerings, and want to opt for an average beige waxed cotton hat instead? They’ve got you covered - literally.
If you’re curious about even more varieties, the broader selection of Walker and Hawkes caps includes tweed flat caps for men, moleskin caps, and corduroy varieties. In case you need to pick up a men’s waterproof wax coat or browse the ladies’ wax hats in anticipation of your next holiday gift to mum, Equestrian Co. provides you with a one-stop shop with unbeatable prices and a postage policy that’ll deliver your package almost as fast as you can say "men’s waxed cotton waistcoat!"
Choosing The Best Waxed Cotton Cap or a Hat for MenAs with most pieces of kit, form and fashion are both important factors when choosing a cap or hat.
Your foremost consideration is what activities you aim to partake in - while keeping your noggin safe, sound, and stylish.
Are you searching for a casual hat to wear while walking along the Thames? Are you hoping to buy a rain hat to keep your hair perfectly coiffed while you run errands on a misty day? We’ll run through hats designed for all purposes, so you know where to start.
So many options are available in shops across the UK and online, but no matter what type you decide on, we encourage you to for a style that seems purely fashionable but also serves a secret dual purpose: rain protection! Waterproof materials such as waxed cotton can provide this mix of taste and functionality.
Classy colours such as beige, olive, brown, and navy are great choices for any season, all the while promising that your cap won’t look casual or mediocre.
Types of Wax Caps & HatsNow that you’ve determined the need for rain-friendly headgear, it’s time to go about choosing the exact type of cap or hat you want!
You’ve got your up-and-front classics, like the flat cap, the baseball hat, and the fedora, but you might want to experiment with a beret or a bowler!
Perhaps you are looking for a cap to wear while meandering around your local park, and a flat cap is ideal for you. Maybe you are a sportsman looking to complete your look with a hat that will stay in place, darn it! In that case, look no further than your classic baseball cap.
When searching specifically for a waterproof cap or hat, no material is better than wax cotton. This essentially means that your topper is made with cotton but has a wax coat to protect your head from the downpours closely associated with England weather.
Although there are so many types to choose from, we’ll explore several options available in wax cotton - namely flat caps, wide brim hats, baseball caps, and berets - that we think are your best bets in this day, age, and weather!
Flat CapsGone are the days of newspaper boys with their classic flat caps, but this style has nevertheless enjoyed a well-deserved renaissance in the last several decades. Its timeless silhouette undoubtedly ups the charm of any man tasteful enough to respect this hat, regardless of whether he belongs to the working class or lives a jet-setter lifestyle!
The takeaway: no matter if you are a fashionista that drives your style sense from the latest catwalks or a simple country fellow loving life, we recommend that you take shelter under this fabulous cap!
The only drawback to flat caps is that they can be uncomfortable - or blow away - if they don’t fit well, so opt for a brand that offers a variety of sizes, and of course, choose a waterproof one. Waxed cotton and tweed both provide sound fabric choices, ensuring that your head stays warm throughout the seasons!
Wide Brim HatsWide brim hats aren’t just for American cowboys or outback Aussies - even British gents can look right at home in one of these classy toppers! Whether you’re a country gent that wants to spice things up or a city boy that needs some flair in your life, pair this stunner with almost anything to jazz up an outfit and protect your coif from the rain!
As snazzy as this hat is, its pzazz level kicks up several notches when you add a few feathers to the mix, so if you’re truly a fashionista, look for one of these!
You might well know that wide-brimmed hats often come in one size that leaves you with horrendous hat hair, a red line of shame right across the middle of your head, or a blown away hat that ends up in a puddle. But you don’t even need to think about these disastrous scenarios with companies like Equestrian Co., as our options (all waterproof!) come in six sizes to ensure that you get the perfect fit!<
Baseball CapsThe ultimate hat of the 20th and 21st centuries, the baseball cap is here to stay! Beloved by dads, sports enthusiasts, casual chaps, and city slickers the world over, this iconic cap is available in all kinds of varieties! If you’re all about weekend jaunts in the countryside - think dirt biking, trekking, and offroading - fear not, because this hat will keep you in top shape through both weekdays and off days!
The only drawbacks to baseball caps are that in some situations, they are too casual, and in others, they can make your forehead sweaty when you’re working hard. You can beat the ‘casual’ con in certain situations by choosing a hat with a leather peak - these are a beautiful addition to an otherwise waxed cotton cap.
To beat the heat, it’s essential that you find a cap with adjustability in the back, and so you can have some breathing room when flexing those biceps!
Berets, along with fedoras and bowlers, are the ultimate hipster cap, and we aren’t complaining. Originally hailing from 19th century France, these sassy hats have become the emblem of artists around the world, and they remain quite a hit for men in the British alternative fashion scene! These soft caps allow their wearers to adjust the volume, positioning, and tilt, so you have a lot of personalisations with this option.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be an aspiring artist, a softie, or an army cadet to don this brilliant headgear - berets are notably versatile enough to be worn on men everywhere, and it’s not only the French girls who will swoon.
Berets are traditionally made from wool knit fabric or tweed, and while these are water resistant, why not try one in waxed cotton? Not only will that noggin of yours be warm and snug in the cooler months, but your purchase will defy the elements when storms come a-tumblin’!
The Best Men’s Wax Hats & Caps by Activity
If you live in the 21st century, which you do, you’ll have heard the popular phrase “there’s an app for that!”, referring to the tidal wave of useful apps continuously hitting the technology market. Well, we have a similar phrase, and it’s one that has stood the test of time: there’s a cap for that!
Whether you’re into wearing hats strictly for fashion purposes or you’re a sportsman who wants to leave analysing the latest trends to your girlfriend, we promise that there is a cap for whatever activity you prefer.
- Strolling along the river Seine? Check.
- Shooting hoops in the local park? Check.
- Rodeoing it up with your country pals? Check.
Ideal for all seasons due to their waterproof nature, wax caps of all varieties are one of the only styles versatile enough to suit all types of activities and seasons, and Equestrian Co. stocks them all!
Gone are the days of the “one-size-fits-all” approach to caps: a brilliant selection of varying sizes or adjustability guarantees that you can choose a topper loose enough for a breezy stroll with the lady or one fitted enough to stay in place during high-intensity sports - or even one that is suited to both!
Here, we’ll run through some common activities and what hats might be ideal for them.
Shooting & Hunting
Picture a day out hunting with the boys, and a flat cap will undoubtedly make an appearance in that imagination of yours.
This is because flat caps are the more traditional choice when sporting (except for baseball, of course - there’s a cap for that).
When you spend a day in the woods, your jacket and trousers will likely be your greatest camouflage, but leave it to a good ole hat in a muted colour like olive or brown to seal the deal!
If you’re a more modern hunter, you might opt for the all-purpose baseball cap. We even carry a waxed baseball cap in camouflage, which is every hunter’s dream! A waxed cotton leather cap is a go-to for the average country gent who wants to spend some quality time at the shooting club.
Whatever you prefer, a waxed material is essential - it won’t let a drip pass though if you get caught in a storm mid-field.
Mid-lake is the fisherman’s version of a hunter’s mid-field, and we likewise don’t want you to get soaked to the bones while in the middle of your fishing excursion! While we can’t pretend that caps cover your whole body, we can promise that our wax caps will ensure at least a dry head (unless you fall in)!
Max out practicality with a wide-brimmed Aussie hat - the genius of this winner will show up when it rains. The brim is broad enough to shield your face from both rain and sun when in the vast expanse of a lake or river.
If you’re not a wide-brimmed dude, know that fishing is one of those activities where any hat will pass, so opt for a casual baseball hat in hues of navy or khaki, or if you like that traditional look, stick with a waxed cotton flat cap!
Round out this low-impact exercise with a fashionable hat of any type! The pace and intention of your walk determines what kind of topper you’ll want - for example, a stroll in the park or along the river calls for a flat cap, while more cardio-oriented gents will prefer a baseball cap to set the rhythm.
A wide-brimmed hat is ideal for holiday or just a relaxed, sunny day spent meandering around town - and if you just happen to be taking an African safari, consider this hat to be your dearest friend!
Because walking can cover such a wide array of activity levels, the size, material and fit of the hat can be as big of a factor as the style, so you’ll want to choose accordingly.
Durable waxed cotton is a great all-around choice, but a hat with additional leather elements can prove to be the perfect, clean choice for hiking!
Maybe you’re not one for activity, but instead, prefer to watch all the action from a safe distance? If this is your jam, you’re likely more concerned with style over functionality.
Our waxed cotton baseball hats with a leather peak will be your go-to if you lean towards watching sports in style - it’s laid back enough for the footie game but still proves you’ve got your own game!
If you opt for tuning in to elite sports instead, consider going for a flat cap - a waterproof one in a gorgeous hue like navy or olive promises a dry head for all those outdoor equestrian events in rainy England weather.
However, we can’t guarantee that the most fashion-savvy onlookers will remain committed to watching the sport, as they might be captivated by your topper instead. Likewise, your friends competing in tournaments will be so impressed that they’ll start copying your choices while performing!
Any man worth his salt will don one of these sturdy, waterproof items of headgear and be able to do a day’s work even in extremely wet conditions. (We don’t mean so wet as if you’re going diving, you’d need proper scuba gear for that!)
These hats are a pre-requisite if you intend to spend any time outdoors in the British countryside.
When equipping oneself for country life in the UK, whether you will be enjoying hunting, shooting, fishing, equestrianism or even walking, it is imperative that you dress for the weather. Whether you are looking for a waxed cap or a wide brim hat, if your favourite colour is olive, brown, navy, beige, camouflage or tan, we have done the hard work for you and compiled a selection of only the best of the best. Top quality waxed cotton? Check. Waterproof? Check. Add in comfort, breathability and durability, and we think that we can equip you for any season; spring, summer, autumn or winter.