Kris Haigh, the designer of New York based hat label 1K is one of those men who lives their brand. Originally from Halifax in the UK, Haigh now works as Director of Men’s Concept at JCPenney while heading up his own endeavours into the hat industry.

Set against the backdrop of New York City (which alone is cause for following Haigh), his Instagram account boasts 55k+ followers, and offers a look into the life of a trendy, quirky and, well, kind-of-ridiculously-good-looking designer.

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He also has the chops for designing head gear. Personally I used to stay avoid caps because someone warned me the lack of air and the added pressure on your head encourages your hair to fall out; that was enough to put me off for ten years. Today however, with a far more casual approach to my dress-sense, I think this would not only serve well as an accessory, but simply too. By checking out Kris’ Instagram you’ll see how he so subtly weaves his hats into mostly two-toned palettes, but basic application. That simplicity speaks volumes of his taste factor and I enjoy his aesthetic very much.

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Check out Kris Haigh on Instagram (above) and his online store here.