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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The flat cap was originally made from tweed by the wool fabrics or sometimes even cotton and that reason you should stick with those materials.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.
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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
“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 !!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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??
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)
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?
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.
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Bricolajul a ajuns in Romania in urma cu aproximativ 10 ani, insa in Statele Unite si in statele occidentale acest concept este mai vechi, si isi are originile la inceputul anilor ’50. Bricolajul se refera la capacitatea oamenilor de a crea sau repara diverse obiecte fara a apela la ajutor specializat.
Primul catalog de bricolaj pentru renovarea locuintei a aparut in 1968. Acesta a nascut conceptul de bricolaj care sta la baza lanturilor de magazine din zilele noastre. De la covoare si perdele, pana la mobilier si prefabricate, bricolajul se refera la tot ce inseamna renovarea unei locuinte in aceasta acceptiune.
Pe orlo.ro gasesti toate cataloagele de bricolaj, de la cei mai importanti comercianti. Catalog Dedeman, Catalog Praktiker, Catalog Baumax, Catalog Bricostore, Catalog Ambient si altii.
In Romania retelele de magazine pentru bricolaj sau extins rapid, cel mai important comerciant din acest segment este Dedeman, care a pornit din orasul Bacau si a ajuns sa detina magazine in cele mai importante orase din tara.