It's All About the Fiddler Cap This Fall

If all else fails, you can always pretend you're auditioning for a community theater production of Fiddler On the Roof, right?
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If all else fails, you can always pretend you're auditioning for a community theater production of Fiddler On the Roof, right?
Photos L-R: Vogue Spain, Glamour UK, Nylon

Photos L-R: Vogue Spain, Glamour UK, Nylon

There's been much discussion in our office lately about fashion hats. You know, those styles of headwear that are more about form than function. The main issue at hand (at head?) involves their wearability in everyday life. It's one thing for a model to look fabulous in a Vogue editorial, and an entirely different situation for a 5'4" girl to wear the same item out on the street.

Which brings us to one particular "fashion hat" we've been noticing quite a lot of lately: The fiddler cap. It's less of a lewk than the structured Panama hat that's dominated hipster fashion for the past several years (after kindly taking over for its douchey cousin, the fedora), and less of a crowd hazard than the floppy wide-brimmed hats favored by Jennifer Lopez and Rachel Zoe in the boho days of yore.

The fiddler's been popping up all over the global fashionsphere this season, donned by Doutzen Kroes (flawlessly, but no surprise there) in Vogue Spain's September issue, Taylor Swift on the cover of November's Glamour UK, and on Alexa Chung in the pages of Nylon's October issue. As they say, three's a trend -- and we think this is one we're willing to get behind. The more compact, structured style isn't nearly as intimidating as a larger hat, and as demonstrated in the snaps above, a fiddler complements a cozy sweater and cat eye quite nicely. The whole situation just kind of oozes cool. I mean, Alexa Chung digs it, so...

As far as getting the look for yourself, we like this one by Brixton -- or go the wooly route with Anda & Masha's "Keith" cap. But tell us what you think: Will you be trading in your floppy felt hat for a fiddler this winter? (If all else fails, you can always pretend you're auditioning for a community theater production of Fiddler On the Roof, right?)