By Hillary Busis
June 06, 2013 at 09:32 PM EDT
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The baseball cap/sunglasses combo is a classic look for celebrities trying to go incognito. Pairing a $450, oversized, flat-brimmed cap with sunglasses, multiple gold chains, a leather mesh shirt, and what appears to be lip gloss (!) is slightly less traditional — especially courtside at an indoor basketball game.

So naturally, when Bieber debuted this outfit at Game 7 of the Heat-Pacers series Monday night, it attracted a fair amount of snark. But while everything the kid’s rocking below eye-level is objectively objectionable, his hat itself isn’t actually that bad — at least, when compared the head-gear Bieber’s worn in the past. (And we’re not even counting the gas mask.)

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7. The Color Purple

In the context of this list? Not so bad. In the context of real life? Not great.

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6. The Snowball Special

So he really is Canadian, eh?

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5. The Brim and Bear It

On second thought, this look might actually be kind of cool. On third thought… nah.

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4. The Camo Cap

Nice try, Biebs — but we can still see you, and you look ridiculous.

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3. The Sound and the Furry

It’s a trapper, not a keeper.

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Courtesy of @JustinBieber's Instagram

2. The Chanel No. Whaaa?

The real story here is that Chanel even manufactures this hat in the first place.

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1. The Not-So-Mellow Yellow

There’s a reason Damon Lindelof spent hours tweeting about nothing but this hat. His best quip: “That hat looks like Pac-Man wandered into the gay bar from Police Academy.”

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