2021 Fashion Guide: Men’s Headband Fashion

2021 Fashion Guide: Men’s Headband Fashion

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When it comes to women’s fashion and men’s fashion, the lines can get a little blurred at times because fashion is always changing… and that’s the beauty of it all. There are articles of clothing for women that men wear, and there are articles of clothing for men that women wear, so there’s clearly no rules as to how this ever-changing world of fashion is “supposed” to go, and it honestly shouldn’t when it comes to self-expression through what you wear, especially for men.

For so long, men have had to conform to a societal opinion of what they should wear and how they should dress, and that’s down to even the tiniest of details… accessories especially. Just as earrings were once only for women, it’s now not uncommon to see men with pierced ears wearing earrings. And just as men wearing earrings have become a societal norm now, so has the fashion trend of men and headbands. 


The likes of David Beckham, Jason Momoa, Harry Styles, and Johnny Depp have all been seen proudly rocking their headbands, and they looked amazing in them too!


One of the best aspects about headbands is that they are not only a major fashion statement but they’re also very functional as well. So if you take the men’s headband and break it down to what it really is at its core, it’s Stylish and Functional.


In this 2021 Guide to Men’s Headband Fashion, we’re going to dive deeper into the two breakdowns of this iconic fashion statement.

Men’s Headband Fashion: Style

Men’s headband fashion can go from casual to dapper, it just depends on the look you’re going for.


For a Dapper and Sophisticated Look: The “Skinny” Headband

Maybe you have a hot date or important business meeting to attend… No matter where you are going, if you want to achieve a sophisticated, well put-together look, you’re going to best achieve that look with what’s known as the skinny headband… Just think of the iconic skinny headbands that David Beckham is known to wear.


For a Casual and Effortless Look: The Tapered Headband 

Even in your day-to-day activities, who says you can’t be stylish? No one. Whether you’re rocking jeans and a short-sleeved white v-neck or a jogger sweatsuit, you can still look effortlessly well put-together, and tapered headbands are going to make that effortless look come together.

To Make a Statement: Bright Colors or Designs That Speak to You

Headbands come in so many different colors, designs, and patterns that you can find one that truly speaks to who you are as a person. There are headbands that represent the flag of your country, rainbow headbands for pride, and breast cancer and military-style headbands as well, it just all depends on the look you’re going for and the statement you’re trying to make.

Men’s Headband Fashion: Functionality

There are lots of men who don’t like shopping for clothes, so when they actually have to shop for clothes,  they are thinking about how they can get the most use out of that article of clothing and if it can serve more than the purpose of just being clothes. So for the man who’s “functionality conscious” about the clothes they buy, headbands are going to ultimate fashion accessory they’ve been looking for all along. 

And the great news about headbands is that they’re a fashion component that will never go out of style and never run out of functionality purposes. Now, the functions of headbands also depend on the type of headband you’re wanting. Let’s take a look at some of the major functions of headbands that you’re definitely going to be on board for.


  • Keeps the sweat out of your eyes: Whether you’re running, playing basketball, tennis, or just doing an intense workout, a headband is going to serve the function of keeping sweat out of your eyes. If you’re someone who sweats profusely during extreme physical activity, then you know just how important it is to keep your eyes free from sweat.

  • Helps you maintain a cooler body temperature during intense workouts: When you’re doing any kind of strenuous physical activity, your internal body temperature will start to rise and cause you to sweat. So by wearing a headband, the material of the headband is going to absorb the sweat from your body and help lower and regulate your body temp.

  • Protects you from the sun: For sun protection, you’re going to want to opt for the bigger headbands because they provide more coverage of your skin against the sun.

  • Keeps your hair out of your face: At the bare minimum, keeping your hair out of your face would be one of the basic functions of a headband that you can truly appreciate. Whether you’re working out or playing a sport, your hair can be a distraction and nuisance when you’re engaged in physical activities. Your headband will ensure your hair is in place.


Now, for all of these functions of headbands, you’re going to want any of these: tapered, tied, standard, or wrapped. Any of these will serve all the functions listed above. Also, our headbands are made from performance blend fabrics that are highly absorbent for sweat and protective against the sun’s UV rays.

As you can see, headbands not only can complete the look of any ensemble but they also serve multiple purposes. We hope you enjoyed our 2021 Fashion Guide for Men’s Headbands and will get out and rock your headband, setting the tone for other men to flaunt their locks or curls. For your headband needs, head over to our Suddora Headbands page to check out our wide selection of headbands.

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