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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The flat cap was originally made from tweed by the wool fabrics or sometimes even cotton and that reason you should stick with those materials.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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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.
I wear one while I drive heavy equipment in the winter time. These work just fine with a nice button up flannel, pants and boots.
Avoid the button and snaps they are not so good. Also you can get them with a nice lining on the inside and I highly recommend it. Some like the Kerry style have the fold over not go all the way to the end of the brim and I think look much better.
I get the whole contrast technique of not matching the colour of your cap with the colour of your jacket, but what about a more casual jacket? I have a brown/green cap almost identical to the one worn at 8:34, and I think it matches my brown leather bomber style jacket very well. If I'm not wearing the fur collar, I usually add a navy/deep red scarf to break it up.
I am seeing a lot of people wearing flat caps more now in the 90 degree heat than in cold days, why I don't know . But when I brought mine recently I was told I could wear it in the summer because of the material it was made out of.
I live in the United Kingdom and this hat is becoming more and more popular. I am 14 and even people of around my age are beginning to wear flat-caps. My Mother will not allow me to buy one of these hats because she thinks it is too unusual for someone my age however when I turn 16 I am definately going to wear one of these lovely hats. I think I will buy a brown tweed hat.
Great video. Love the history. I recently purchased a summer ivy flat cap, cotton, which is made from a fabric that is breathable. And I was out preaching for an hour or so in a park. I absolutely love the feel and comfort of the flat cap. Although I did try on the Gatsby earlier today. Which its fit was perfect, yet it was a heavy wool. The flat is what I went with. Thank you for making this video and helping me make my decision better. I went with the 3 panel. In 2 weeks ill probably purchase the 8 panel Gatsby.
A baseball hat is something that on a grown man looks rather stupid so people may want you to remove them although no one finds flat caps in foolish taste. In fact you are even allowed to wear them indoors and most people don't mind (I would never wear any hat in a passport photograph or an ID photo though)
I grew up calling them "cheese cutters". Don't know why. I remember my granddad calling his that. They're all I wear now. I can get them straight from Ireland for less then here in the US. You showed my brand briefly. Starts with a "H" from county "D" Thanks for the great video.
With regards to wearing flat caps in the summer, I've seen people wear them even then because of the material that they're made of. Kangol manufactures specific hats like this for the summer months called Ventair caps which has a lighter material.
...other than looking like old men ....most of old men like to wear those flat caps....those wearing flat caps look like "french gigolos"....
My personal opinion, and I may be wrong.....they look ridiculous.....I wouldn't say the same about real hats or baseball caps....which look great in general.
I had a few growing up I even whore one in Jr high school and high school in the winter time I still have one my brother went to Ireland and brought back some for his brother's and I got one I do have all kinds of different hats of all kinds i got to where I started to collect hats
Honestly where I love it’s too hot in the summer for all year fashion wear. Triple digits from may till end of October. I try to stick with casual shorts and white linen shirts but that’s about as decorative as I can get without sweating my ass off
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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.
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