I went out for a bite at a local hipster eatery last night and saw two ivy caps. Then this morning a student showed up for my last class of the week sporting one. After class I was discussing an upcoming paper with him and a few others, and when I said "New cap?" he laughed and said, "Yeah, I've been checking yours out and they look cool." I wear large-brimmed fedoras and he was probably fishing for an "A", but it was a nice way to end the week. I think I was right a few days back when I thought the ivy caps were making a big comeback. Anyone notice this?
Pretty common attitudeIvy's and their derivatives are the most common cap/hat I see in DC. I also have a couple of fellow commuter bus riders who have an ivy cap rotation. Newsboys (my preference), are much rarer. I see more fedora types than newsboys. Fedoras that I see the most are usually cloth, stingy brimmed trilbys or outback styled fur felt. Old-style masterpieces such as the custom flat caps that the vendors here make are petty much nonexistent. I'm hoping that might change over the course of time as men get more accustomed to classic headwear.
Berets too, are almost nonexistent, except for women, who wear them mostly as hair covers.
In my little corner of the world, any hat I wear is considered outlandish. Even my friends think I'm a bit "touched." But then, they thought that long before I ever started wearing different styles of hats. Ball caps still rule on the shore.