How LeBron James Made The Hill-Side Hats His Favorite Crown

King James has been sporting some dapper hats lately, here's how The Hill-Side ended up on his head.

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Made in Pennsylvania from 100% wool, the Rambouillet material comes from French sheep. In true Hill-Side fashion, the crowns are finished with a Japanese indigo hat band with a cotton twill sweatband on the inside. LeBron first wore the hat for his big return with the Cavs back in October, mixing it up with a luxe Balenciaga topcoat and Thom Browne shirt:


And he busted it out again on Christmas Day in his first game against the Heat, this time paired with a bold butterfly sweatshirt from the swag masters at Valentino:


It's always interesting to see how real dudes repurpose certain brands to fit their sense of personal style, and LeBron's latest hat preference shows the star player is certainly a man of eclectic tastes. The Hill-Side certainly isn't a brand one would think to pair with runway veterans like Balenciaga and Thom Browne, but it's a look that works. While Emil Corsillo says the hats have sold really well this season, there are select sizes still available at Hickorees, and just about every color and size is still available at J. Crew for $166 a pop.

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