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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 The flat cap was originally made from tweed by the wool fabrics or sometimes even cotton and that reason you should stick with those materials.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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Looks dim.
Neon Rain雨 (14 hours ago)
A good thing is to first look good in one
Blu Cipher (19 hours ago)
Nice video... this is satire, right?
marshy16a (1 day ago)
Fella is not English so can’t take him seriously
Alex Pohl (1 day ago)
Sven where did you get that jacket? I’ve been trying to find something similar & haven’t had much luck.
Tim Filemyr (1 day ago)
What? A fashion video with no skinny jeans?
Dr dandy Durston (3 days ago)
I think every man here in Wales owns some king if cloth cap.
Eastern Cowboy (4 days 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 (7 days 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 (8 days 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 (10 days ago)
The hat that instantly communicates BALDING and RAPIDLY AGING.
Rusty Shackleford (11 days ago)
Unless you're 50 years old...don't wear one.
Ygor (12 days ago)
The flat cap is better known as a "sixpence" in Norway
outbackeddie (14 days 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 (20 days ago)
Lol that hat
Tom Upton (22 days ago)
Step 1... Don't
James Vickers (22 days ago)
Actually Coppola
Ramy K (23 days ago)
Also known as a poor boy hat .
Jeff E (24 days 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 (29 days ago)
Those gloves are great
gezzly72 (1 month ago)
Can you wear a brown wax flat cap with an olive green coat?
axiomist (1 month ago)
These look better when you're driving a Morgan.
Irra LeRot (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Do flat cap with leather jacket look fine?
Eastern Cowboy (4 days ago)
Your not a flat cap person....get a fedora.
Andres Laguna (1 month ago)
Lev Yashin wore it. Ima cop me one of those.
Charles Jensen (1 month ago)
I'm sorry Sir. Those caps look plain "Goofy." CMJ
Hungary Hungarian (1 month ago)
i love flat caps.
Hungary Hungarian (1 month ago)
whenever I wear one, my classmates ask me if I'm secretly a farmer :(
Jon West Sr (1 month ago)
They were called Ivy League caps by my parental generations.
Tmanaz480 (1 month ago)
Convertible driver here. Thanks! This is right up my alley.
neutrinosoup (1 month ago)
1:05 woo ireland
Josh London1 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
John Hand, Chuck Schumer, Jane Latman. Prostitution
acespark1 (1 month 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 (1 month 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.
ComedicDude (1 month ago)
During the video I was wearing my flat cap. ;) (I LOVE THESE HATS!)
AR THEKID (1 month ago)
How about the fiddler?
Mohd Ahmed Ali (1 month ago)
ZiFok (1 month ago)
by order of the the peaky fooking blinders give me that fooking flat cap
Sam Teinert (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
what brand of flat cap does timberlake wear @ 7:32 wear?
Pornthep Thepporn (2 months ago)
you have to put a razor-blade in the front of the cap
Afong Moy (2 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?
Esoteric African (2 months ago)
By order of the Peaky Blinders, I have to buy these hats!
Knowledge Reyes (2 months ago)
I fucking hate these things lol. Idk why but I do.
Malgremor (2 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 (2 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 (2 months ago)
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Dederot Rossellini (2 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?
Senor Poole (2 months ago)
Can I stretch a flat cap? I acquired my grandpas after his death and it’s a teeny bit too small, it’s tweed and I want a professional opinion before I go out and possibly ruin it, thanks
Jim Schmitt (1 month ago)
I think most fabrics will stretch at least one size reliably. You will need to get a hat stretcher and some instructional info. Try utube for the video. I have seen stretchers on EBAY and AMAZON
Kebab The Bunny (2 months ago)
I love these so much
Jordan Rodriguez (3 months ago)
There’s plenty of these hats that are made of linen to wear on the summer and even many golf players use it, so to say don’t wear it in the summer is really ridiculous
Don Cholio (3 months ago)
As a bald guy I have one for the summer too, but not tweet, instead I bought an Italian model,which is made out of linen and viscose.
Kenny (3 months ago)
Hi Sven i love you video. Would you share the hat etiquette? Thx
IrelandVonVicious (3 months ago)
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.
Jim Schmitt (1 month ago)
Ditto. I have modified my sewn down ones by removing the stitches giving much more styling flexibility
Will Neverforgets (3 months ago)
There are some which are thinner for spring, in those cases sharper colours or patchwork I think are ok. In all other cases, tweed and classic.
Kaygan Zemin (3 months ago)
It is only worn by a black dude in black leather jacket trying to sell bible to you nowadays.
Karl Forcey (3 months ago)
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.
わさわさ和三盆 (3 months ago)
はぇ^〜 なるホモ(激寒)
James Oloughlin (3 months ago)
Made in ireland not just england
Flathats are nice
ERNEST KWAME (3 months ago)
My flat hat is leather and I wear it year round I don't care
xAlienXx _ (3 months ago)
I wear a beanie in the Summer, a flatcap can come a long too.
Mark whitmoyer (3 months ago)
Did you know that the flat caps were worn in the summer and backwards at baseball games sometimes.
mose717 (3 months ago)
Being bald a flat cap is nice in the cold and wet weather.
KrunchyDoc64 (3 months ago)
Only reason I know about the flat cap is because of my interest in Russia's history, and I found that Vladimir Lenin wore flat caps.
morgothaod (4 months ago)
Would this hat look silly with a t-shirt and shorts? :-)
Andrew Shubie (4 months ago)
I have one mine came from Hanna Hats in Ireland
Chris Meikle (4 months ago)
I'm from the north east of England and this hat is still very popular, with men of any age.
Colin Powell (4 months ago)
These are known as bunnets in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿.
Auto Math (4 months ago)
Tweed is hot so in the summer a light denim flat cap protects from the sun without making you sweat. Plus You can wash it.
maksvevo (4 months ago)
flat caps backwards work just fine to get the “gentleman” look of the late 70’s to late 80’s it was another way of showing you were a gentleman of the street
Nate G (4 months ago)
I think flat caps are perfect for summer, I have a linen newsboy for this purpose
Nicholas Newman (4 months ago)
Duffer is also an old English word for an old drunk or fool, someone who is disheveled.
Gabriel Kristensen (4 months ago)
James Hall fishing (4 months ago)
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.
Malte Fester (4 months ago)
You forgot to mention where you got those awesome gloves! Looking for similar ones for ages
Tiger25NYC Brooklyn (4 months ago)
I remember having 2 flat salsas a child. I loved them.
Lucas Todd (4 months ago)
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.
son of odin (5 months ago)
Can I wear it with a leather jacket?
koolkid6 (5 months ago)
son of odin lol
manofconstantsorrow (5 months ago)
4:52 Guess you've never seen rock stars wearing it unsnapped (most notably John Lennon).
MEKKANNOID (1 month ago)
someone famous doing it doesn't make it good..
James Hall fishing (5 months ago)
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.
Ghryst VanGhod (5 months ago)
two alternative names for the cap that you missed : Golfers cap Old mans cap
Daniel Brinlee (5 months ago)
JB 6000 (5 months ago)
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)
Jim Schmitt (1 month ago)
Real Men don't wear head covering indoors or in elevators.
Stan Webb (5 months ago)
Can not wear wool as I am allergic to it..... since I live in Southern Ca. I wear the flat cap in poly knit as golf hat which is great for me......
Big Nasty (5 months ago)
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.
Jim Schmitt (1 month ago)
Hey Big : You probably get them delivered quicker too!
Ed Keaton (6 months ago)
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.
TheNewVocal (6 months ago)
Good day from Singapore! Wishing you'd have a fantastic week =)
John Weak (1 month ago)
TheNewVocal hi fellow singaporean. Hahaha
Steven Davidson (6 months ago)
It's no a. Cap it's a Bunnet,,
Fuechser (6 months ago)
Buddy Ollie (6 months ago)
I like the 8 piece myself..
Hey Canada (7 months ago)
...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.
Judo Lenny Ireland (7 months ago)
Nice video. I'm Irish so of course I wear a flat cap :)
Audible gaming (7 months ago)
I Have Always Called It A Cab Hat ( I Like to Think Of A Man Driving A Cab)
SNOOP U 2 (7 months ago)
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
richard bowes (7 months ago)
Cricket caps ? Any 4 sale
MarshalPoole (7 months ago)
Very cool
Fanghaorn (7 months ago)
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
Fanghaorn (7 months ago)
These hats are awesome but a baseball hat or sunhat is more practical
Fanghaorn (7 months ago)

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