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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The flat cap was originally made from tweed by the wool fabrics or sometimes even cotton and that reason you should stick with those materials.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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One of the rules was "Don't wear flat caps in the summer. They were made for cold weather, you'll overheat and that's unneeded.". As war as I know, flat caps come in different fabrics, including cotton and lightweight wool - those are specifically made to be worn during spring an summer.
+MP Transport Well... I'll tell you so.
-It is not true that one doesn't wear flat caps during the summer. I've heard this multiple but when I asked why or who says that, I never get a decent answer. It all comes down to the fabric/material involved. Flat caps have been always worn all the year.
- Matching colors. While it is true that any hat (Including flat caps) shouldn't be the same color as the rest of your outfit, it can be extremely similar to it. I've and a lot of my friends have worn suits and hats that were almost identical in color (Someone could argue they were the same color) and looked great.
What pretentious rubbish.
Look for a range of caps made from, at least more than 50% wool. The more wool the better. If you can afford it, buy a cap in pure wool, better still buy one in cloth by Abraham Moon, or in Donegal Tweed or Harris Tweed. If you have the time and the inclination look for several ranges of caps like that.
Then: MOST IMPORTANT: Select whatever you like.
Then, EVEN MORE IMPORTANT: Measure your head accurately, using a good old-fashioned tape measure. Hold the tape so it is positioned pretty much where the hat will be positioned on your head, something like: across the widest point of your forehead, then the bit of the back of your head that sticks out the most. If that measurement comes halfway between 2 sizes of the cap you want, ask the seller for advice. If they are not happy to help, do your selection process again until you can buy from a seller who wants to give you advice, and remember to avoid anyone who is unwilling to help. Different cap manufacturers can have different ideas about buying the larger or the smaller if your head is between 2 sizes.
I have almost 50 caps, and have mostly found cap sellers to be very helpful: Gamble & Gunn, Mucros, (Mucros have a whole range of very nice flat caps with elasticated sweatbands, a good way of finding out which size you are with some precision while buying a good cap in an excellent tweed by Muckross Weavers, at a sensible price), Earland Brothers, Village Hats, Town and Country, Cotswold caps, City caps. And many more. If you have a little more money, have a look at Sterkowski, available on Amazon and directly from Sterkowski in Warsaw, Poland, where customer service is usually from Piotr Sterkowski or one of his team. The caps are simply glorious, and, honestly, if you see one you really like you will not be worried about paying a few £££ more when you unpack the first cap you receive from them. Caps branded Peaky Blinders are nicely made, as are caps from Failsworth, and Jaxon and James. Even with (soon) 50 caps from about 15 sources I have one heck of a lot to learn.
To repeat: Buy the cap that pleases you the most from a good maker's/seller's range, in the best quality of cloth you can afford. Don't buy this or that cap because of a TV show, because it suited someone else, because you get advice on the web that "this or that model will definitely suit you". Some people find that caps with large crowns look too big on them, some people find that the traditional flat cap looks too small on them. I have some of each. The only rule is that there are no other rules than this one.
Finally: When you receive your cap, unpack it carefully, leave all the labels and things in place, try it on clean, dry, non-greasy hair. If it really does not fit, or it just doesn't suit you at all, contact your supplier and ask for the details about returning a cap. Distant selling regulations are on your side unless the cap has been worn, not just tried on, or is not clean and dry.
Welcome to the wonderful world of caps!
As person of Irish heritage and as someone that travels with great frequency to locations that experience inclement weather, I get my caps from “Hats in the Belfry”. Check out this one - “Belfry Piers - Cashmere Blend Flat Cap”.
I get compliments almost daily wearing my flat cap. It was made in Ireland and has the tweed patchwork design...I like the collage of patterns and warmer colors, and women definitely notice it. More recently I acquired a Harris Tweed flat cap that is insulated, with folding ear flaps. This will be my main winter hat, as I do a lot of walking and have already fotten frostnip on my ears several times.
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.
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