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Learn to pull off the newspaper boy cap here: https://gentl.mn/flat-cap-guide SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Madder Silk Tie in Dark Ruby Red Macclesfield Neats - https://gentl.mn/2hJzIEI 2. Dark Bronze Madder Silk Pocket Square with Diamond Motif and Paisley - https://gentl.mn/2xcdnBZ 3. Burgundy Red Suede Unlined Leather Mens Gloves - https://gentl.mn/2yTuryp 4. Brown Socks with Green and Cream Clocks - https://gentl.mn/2wuge9C So first of all, what is a flat cap or a newsboy cap? Obviously, I'm wearing one here right now and it's made out of a woven fabric. It's not knitted, there's no felt, like in typical menswear hats, overall, it has a very level and trim silhouette based on the one-piece construction, meaning, the top is made out of one piece of fabric and then you have seams on the side to get the distinct shape. Another characteristic is that the body off the top part of the hat is pulled over the brim. Generally, it's either sewn on or snapped on, that way, you get a triangular side profile that gives the hat its characteristic shape. Over the years, the flat cap has gotten many monikers so it's known as newsboy cap, cabbie, gatsby, IV, Jeff, duffer, duckbill, driving, you name it. If you want to learn all about the monikers, please check out the guide on our website here. So how do you wear a flat cap? First of all, if you get something made out of tweed just the way I'm wearing it here right now, you always will make sure you have a certain amount of contrast between the fabric on your hat and the rest of your outfit. Definitely, avoid flat caps that are very similar in color but not the same because that just looks off; it's like pairing a navy suit with a black pair of pants. Second of all, do shape the brim to your taste; that means you can actually move it like this and to curve it a little bit, you can tilt your hat and get the exact look you want. Don't wear your flat cap backwards because it just looks awkward. This is not a baseball hat, after all, it is more stylish brother. Four, don't worry a flat cap in the summer because it simply makes you overheat and sweat and it's unnecessary. Five, don't wear a flat cap unsnapped. Sometimes, you'll find flat caps that can be unflapped, however, that's a style that's usually associated with women in the 70s. So how should you buy a flat cap? First of all, it's important that it fits comfortably on your head. The flat cap was originally made from tweed by the wool fabrics or sometimes even cotton and that reason you should stick with those materials. In my opinion, tweed is really the best material because it has the depth of color, it keeps you warm, it's hard wearing, and it's just a wonderful fabric. To learn more about tweed, please check out our in-depth tweed guide, here. Sometimes, I've also seen denim caps or maybe leather caps or faux leather ones. I personally don't think it's a very advantageous look and I'd rather stick with the classic stuff. For that same reason, I stay away from patchwork flat hats or multi-pattern caps because they're simply too loud. Just like a bold red or really loud blue and green hat. The good thing about tweed is usually it comes in more subdued colors that suit the fall-winter season. At the same time, the color composition of the fabric is comprised of a range of different ones so it's very easy to combine it with other items in your wardrobe even though they don't match and contrast. So whenever you find flat caps that are either too bold or come in small, medium, and large, I suggest you skip them unless you know that they will fit you and that you'll like to wear them and they won't just be a fashion item that you have to throw away after a season. if you want to learn more about flat caps and what brands you might want to buy please check out our full guide on the website here. Last but not least, if you think a flat cap makes you look dated just browse the Internet and look for pictures of David Beckham or people like Brad Pitt which are obviously mainstream media celebrities and they can still pull it off and do so on a regular basis. #flatcap #newsboyhat #notsponsored -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most Popular videos: How to accept a compliment - https://youtu.be/_EKXNmM1PUo 101 things that change when you dress up - https://youtu.be/JyGDd_iYaCI How to tie a Bow Tie - https://youtu.be/2I3cfa0BOOc --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: https://gentl.mn/2fGoEnC Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/thegentlemansgazette --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette https://gentl.mn/2fH3h5B Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentlemansgazette FREE EBOOK: https://gentl.mn/2fGoEnC
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erick smith (1 day ago)
I am looking for the turtle K news boys hats.... in the early 90s I got like 5 of them... still have one... is my fav ..need to find these again... any help? These are made out of polyester
allways inquire (2 days ago)
Now you look like a toff or a football player stylish not
Welsh Rabbit (2 days ago)
I grew up calling it a "Ben Hogan cap." I thought it looked perfect on a gentleman when driving a top-down classic sports car, especially a Jaguar, Morgan, or MG TC, or the like.
John Hieb (8 days ago)
Hey Guys :D Would you think that its okay to wear these hats with 15 years because is it "normal" to wear them today in this age? I really like the look of these hats and I really want to wear them but i guess it looks kinda weird to see a teenager with such a hat. Comment your opinions please :D
Laurence Hyde (9 days ago)
There was a time when only little Boys wore Newsboy cap because that is who sold the Newspaper not grown Men. Do your research before you make comments like that.
Laurence Hyde (9 days ago)
Wearing a Newsboy backward or unsnapped cap was usually by some Black Men in the 70's, not women at all.That information that you mentioned is incorrect.
Sandyell Cordero (10 days ago)
No cap
will power (10 days ago)
My favorite cap,I wear them right through the year
Barry Jones (11 days ago)
In my opinion and it’s just my opinion you can’t pull off a hat that’s it end of story,sorry but it needs to be said.stick to the suits etc.
Patrick Conroy (13 days ago)
Yeah, not crazy about these hats. I don't want to look like a just crawled out of a coalmine in 1910.
Octavius Whelkstall (13 days ago)
Odd that a violent criminal gang whose trademark was to slash people's eyes with the razor blades in their caps, can start a fashion trend. What next, Kray jackets?
Joel Carrier (14 days ago)
You skipped over the gloves. I love the blue and red ones. Do you have a video on gloves? Also, where can I get those ones specifically? I love your channel.
Ezra Schulman (14 days ago)
Pants are too loose tighten them up
Ezra Schulman (14 days ago)
How to pick a newsboy cap.. don’t
series 9 (15 days ago)
“Don’t wear a flat cap backwards “ kangol has been making flat caps since 1938 and as urban wear they’re typically worn backwards but regardless it’s a style make it your own there are no rules to this !!
eronavbj (16 days ago)
We wore Jeff caps as teenagers hanging on the corner in Philadelphia back in the late 1950s. When we dressed up on weekend nights, it was a fedora. I have never stopped wearing a hat, perhaps due to my time in the military and afterward the police department. I have both winter and summer Jeff caps. And a leather cap is good in the rain.
Gavaskar B. (18 days ago)
Im 25 and i wear a flat cap everyday :)!
Kian Gibson (19 days ago)
I always wear one in the summer with a vest jeans and boots
xenoxols (21 days ago)
My grandpa told me that when he was growing up in Brooklyn(30s-50s) only brimmed hats were acceptable for adults, while newsboy caps were worn by kids. I think that Americans were more fond of brimmed hats, probably because of the more intense sunlight in some areas.
Erick Peterson (21 days ago)
which is the brand of the cap Justin Timberlake is wearing?
Shani King (27 days ago)
We call it Cool High
BIG BOY (30 days ago)
It's a Welsh farmers hat (Hambon)
Cory D. (1 month ago)
i see flat caps all the time...not dated...I love mine
TShull Vintage Shaver (1 month ago)
Flat Cap and Newsboy are two different caps!
DL Lambert (1 month ago)
You can wear a driver cap backwards if it's a Kangol. 😎 And you are Samuel L Jackson ... Lol...
DL Lambert (1 month ago)
My grand dad was bald & wore newsboy/driver caps often. About 75% of the year... 👍🏻
penn707 (1 month ago)
Hi. I’m a poor Irishman. Look at my silly cap.
428ghost (1 month ago)
Something I've found with flat caps is that matching the colour with your shoes/boots gets noticed by women. I get a lot of compliments for that.
Phil O (1 month ago)
Don't forget the big apple hat. It's the best looking of that style.
Klaus Eredics (1 month ago)
Is there something stylish, that keeps my ears warm?
Bas Bomb (1 month ago)
It's called accessorizing
Debasis kumar (1 month ago)
I like newsboys they look faishonable but I wan't to try it in a new way something more modern and fashionable......
Xerdoz (1 month ago)
I wear a tricorne.
Großly incandecient (1 month ago)
I wear a 14th century bascinet
Viktor Gilberti (1 month ago)
Im italian man and i love so much this cap...flat cap is a right way
CozmikVibez (1 month ago)
How would you put a gatsby hat back into its original shape?
Diosdado Cruz (1 month ago)
he looks like a news boy!
hassaan awan (1 month ago)
TAKE HIS FOOKING EYES FINN
Darwin Hall (1 month ago)
Great video and I have a question. I recently received a flat cap from Ireland that has a tag on the outside on the left side. Should this tag be cut off or left on? I am really afraid of damaging the cap if I try to trim it off. Thanks for you help.
Glen Laird (1 month ago)
Haha I like your style man,but maybe give your mum the gloves for christmas.just saying
Glen Laird (1 month ago)
Not one mention of skinhead's.tu tu
Matt Hemmer (1 month ago)
I'm just imagining Sven Raphael Schneider wearing fancy clothes 24/7, gets out of bed.... wearing sportscoat, at the gym.... rocking a fadora, going bowling.... trench coat time.
Xíren Seo (1 month ago)
next up: peaked caps
D. I.E (1 month ago)
Sorry, but Germans can not pull that Irish hat off.
amazed wanderer (1 month ago)
Great video! 👍 👍 One question... it seems most flat caps are a bit lopsided/asymmetrical -- are they supposed to be that way? I figure the answer is yes, since they're casual hats, but thought I'd ask anyway...
John Cannon (1 month ago)
Chukka shoes r pronounced w/ a long 'u,' not a short one.
artur kowalski (1 month ago)
My favorite are harris tweed flat caps with ear flaps0
Sunny Scott (1 month ago)
Oddly enough , this guy may be very stuffy but this video actually had some good interesting information in it.
alessandro Cipollone (2 months ago)
What a horrible sense of style. Who wears a flat weave silk tie with a tweed jacket and corduroy pants? Who wears cufflinks with a casual shirt? Who wears thin dress socks with chukka boots and corduroy pants? Should have worn thick wool socks. Pants should have been hemmed higher to show the silhouette of the boots. Shirt should have been regular cuff without cufflinks. Tie should have been a textured wool. Just goes to show you can’t teach style.
John Karns (2 months ago)
Do you have anything to say about wearing your hat in a building these days? Would you? Should you? Or?
La Pernice (2 months ago)
la coppa, how the sicilians call it ;-)
kent kieper (2 months ago)
Nothing more comfortable than a cap
Dracones Dracones (2 months ago)
Guy! your sense of style is worse than my grandpa's..and he's dead
Looks dim.
Neon Rain雨 (2 months ago)
A good thing is to first look good in one
Blu Cipher (2 months ago)
Nice video... this is satire, right?
marshy16a (2 months ago)
Fella is not English so can’t take him seriously
Gohan Tanaka (1 month ago)
marshy16a He’s German. Remember what happens when you don’t take them seriously?
Alex Pohl (2 months ago)
Sven where did you get that jacket? I’ve been trying to find something similar & haven’t had much luck.
Tim Filemyr (2 months ago)
What? A fashion video with no skinny jeans?
Dr dandy Durston (2 months ago)
I think every man here in Wales owns some king if cloth cap.
Eastern Cowboy (2 months ago)
My grandfather wore these everyday. In the summer he wore a thin cotton one in a light color. Now I'm sixty and giving up the ballcap. Done got two of these. I like the six panel best.
The Schadenfreudist (2 months ago)
Ummmm. You show celebrities like Jon Hamm, Brad Pitt and say they can "pull off this look". Yes, because they are classically handsome. You.... Not so much.....
Ferdia O'Connell (2 months ago)
you're kinda promoting that people should dress in the most incredibly boring way. your videos may have been relevant 60 years ago but it feels out of touch watching them now. Also the cuts of your jackets, pants and coats are horrendous.
kevin t (2 months ago)
The hat that instantly communicates BALDING and RAPIDLY AGING.
Rusty Shackleford (2 months ago)
Unless you're 50 years old...don't wear one.
KNM Arendal (2 months ago)
The flat cap is better known as a "sixpence" in Norway
outbackeddie (2 months ago)
I have noticed more and more people wearing flat caps, fedoras, and other hats recently. I think hats are making a comeback.
Kamlesh Patel (2 months ago)
Lol that hat
Tom Upton (3 months ago)
Step 1... Don't
James Vickers (3 months ago)
Actually Coppola
Ramy K (3 months ago)
Also known as a poor boy hat .
Jeff E (3 months ago)
Ok. So what if I wear my tartan scarf with a black half trench peacoat. What color 8 panel would you recommend then, as I am already wearing tartan and black wool
Sergio Sanchez (3 months ago)
Those gloves are great
gezzly72 (3 months ago)
Can you wear a brown wax flat cap with an olive green coat?
axiomist (3 months ago)
These look better when you're driving a Morgan.
Daniel Schaeffer (1 month ago)
Or on St. Pat's, or if you want to look like James Joyce.
Irra LeRot (3 months ago)
Great vid! I'm shocked I just bought a second tweed cap from Hatman Of Ireland sized L and looks (doesnt feel) smaller on my head than last one I bought which is exactly the same model. Coukd be that it will change shape as I keep wearing it??
Alex Power (3 months ago)
Do flat cap with leather jacket look fine?
Eastern Cowboy (2 months ago)
Your not a flat cap person....get a fedora.
Andres Laguna (3 months ago)
Lev Yashin wore it. Ima cop me one of those.
Charles Jensen (3 months ago)
I'm sorry Sir. Those caps look plain "Goofy." CMJ
Hungary Hungarian (3 months ago)
i love flat caps.
Hungary Hungarian (3 months ago)
whenever I wear one, my classmates ask me if I'm secretly a farmer :(
Jon West Sr (3 months ago)
They were called Ivy League caps by my parental generations.
Tmanaz480 (3 months ago)
Convertible driver here. Thanks! This is right up my alley.
Josh London1 (3 months ago)
I’ve worn one for the last 15 years my grandad always wore one on his market stool he was a typical delboy they don’t make them like him anymore!
Napoleon IV (3 months ago)
John Hand, Chuck Schumer, Jane Latman. Prostitution
acespark1 (3 months ago)
When in your life do you start thinking this kind of hat looks good. Next you`ll tell me to buy a whippet (a small skinny English racing / hunting dog) smoke a pipe and talk like a Geordie (person from Newcastle area UK)
inquizative44 (3 months ago)
I personally suggest the Kangol brand, they make the best. We black folks called them, "kool caps." 'Cause you looked kool when you wore them.
The Impossible Gaming (4 months ago)
How about the fiddler?
Mohd Ahmed Ali (4 months ago)
nice
McClenny Rie (4 months ago)
by order of the the peaky fooking blinders give me that fooking flat cap
Sam Teinert (4 months ago)
I bought a random one on sale in a closing store in a dying outlet mall... I got it for like 5 bucks I where it every where... most comfortable and stylish hat ever
I love golf 123 (4 months ago)
what brand of flat cap does timberlake wear @ 7:32 wear?
Pornthep Thepporn (4 months ago)
you have to put a razor-blade in the front of the cap
Afong Moy (4 months ago)
Hi there! What is your opinion on berets? Are they coming back in style? Personally I love wearing them, but as a female I feel that I have more flexibility to style my outfits up and down than males do. Can guys wear them too?
Silver Man (4 months ago)
By order of the Peaky Blinders, I have to buy these hats!
Knowledge Reyes (4 months ago)
I fucking hate these things lol. Idk why but I do.
Malgremor (4 months ago)
I like to tuck a rolled bandanna in the front to fill out the shape....& I always have a bandanna handy when I need one...
Malgremor (4 months ago)
He's wearing the style they call a "scally cap" in Boston, sort of a local icon. The 8 panel kind, the newsboy or cabbie style is more associated with New York.
CANDI K (4 months ago)
Preheaddamage
CANDI K (4 months ago)
Farthead
CANDI K (4 months ago)
Cabby
Dederot Rossellini (4 months ago)
My paternal grandpa wore flat caps all the time. He had a small collection of them. After he passed in 2001 my brother, my sister and I each received one of his hats. I still have the hat and I’ll always keep it, and I’ll always miss my “grandpapá” A grey tweed cap. I have four now that I alternate. My absolute favorite style of hat.
What about Kangols?

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