From keeping my head cool in Delhi's hot & dusty summers to hiding my hair on a particularly bad hair day, caps have been an essential part of my wardrobe since college. And since they are such a prominent part of my attire, it is only right that they be good-looking as well. This constant search for good-looking, functional caps took me to Urban Monkey's online store and I have been a loyal customer ever since.
Urban Monkey was started by Yash Gaganwal in 2014 after he saw a lack of good headwear and sunglasses that went with Mumbai's rising hip-hop culture. Since then, the brand has built an impressive community of underground artists, musicians, and athletes and has also collaborated with the likes of Rannvijay and rapper Raftaar. Did we see actors don their merchandise in Gully Boy? We sure did.
Coming to the caps, Urban Monkey's line features snapbacks, baseball caps, trucker caps, beanies, bucket hats, and a few kids' caps. They use everything from faux suede to polyester and cotton, and the quality is impeccable. A one-year stitching warranty is proof enough. My collection right now features their Super Suede Baseball Cap in brick red (INR 1,200), the Vintage Skates Baseball Cap in light blue and pop orange (INR 999), and the Smooth Criminal in all black (INR 1,200). The caps come in one-size with adjustable straps and they're pretty affordable too. The beanies, the Cali Sun cap, and the Richie Rich cap are next on my list.
Urban Monkey offers free delivery on prepaid orders across India and prices for their caps start at INR 850.