Flat caps are probably the most popular type of headwear for men. They are worn by men of all ages in virtually every type of weather. In simplest terms, it is a men's baseball cap with a round bottom that can be flat or slightly raised. Depending on the season it is designed for, it can be made from lightweight cotton, warm tweed or wool to protect against the autumn chill. If it is additionally padded and completed with ear flaps, it can even be worn in winter. Our offer includes models in many colours. Depending on the occasion or your personal preference, you can wear the classic black, ash or beige cap, or you can employ your imagination and go for a red, yellow or even pink cap.
A brief history of flat caps
Few types of contemporary headwear have such a long history as the flat caps. Their precursors were worn in England as early as 14th century and were considered compulsory headwear for lower class men. An Act of the Parliament in Northern England required them to wear woollen hats on all Sundays and holidays. This applied to all males over the age of six, and evasion of the obligation was punishable by a fine. It soon became apparent that the men's flat caps are very comfortable and, despite the fact that they were initially associated mainly with the proletariat, they soon started to be worn by men of all social classes. With time, they started to be appreciated by the elite and were eagerly worn during sporting events and hunting trips. Artists also fell in love with them, which led to the caps being worn by just about everyone. Nowadays, women who like to experiment with fashion also reach for these classic models.
What can you find in our store?
Ivy cap, gatsby, sixpence, scally cap, herrinbone – these are just a few of the more familiar names by which the flat caps are known. This variety in terminology is the best proof of the popularity of this kind of hats. For years they have been worn by men virtually all over the world and there is no indication that this trend will pass any time soon. In our studio we produce the hats in many colours, styles and using various materials. Not everyone is aware of the fact that the classic flat caps can vary in shape. For example, we offer a model with a duck's beak-shaped peak and a crown that consists of six quarters. You can also opt for the Shelby model, which is a baseball cap sewn from eight quarters and topped with a button. Interestingly, this model is usually sewn using waterproof waxed cotton. Moreover, our offer includes a Peaky Blinders type model, which differs from the previously described ones by the width of the crown, which gives it a slightly cheeky character. All types of hats included in our offer have a very long and interesting history.
The flat cap – a stylish hat for winter
You don't have to part with your favourite type of hat even in winter. In our store, you will find an elegant fleece model, the so-called angielka cap. The wool fleece together with the fleece lining is the perfect material to protect you from the cold. In addition, this model is equipped with retractable ear flaps that protect your ears and neck from the cold wind. Thanks to the timeless cut it goes with every style. The classic natural leather flat cap is also a great choice for the winter. Soft Italian leather combined with a quilted lining made from warm cotton creates a hat perfect for winter walks. The leather hats have removable warm ear flaps that also cover the neck.
The materials we use to make our headwear
We have been sewing hats for nearly a century, and for just as long our offer included a wide range of men's flat caps. We use only proven materials of the highest quality. Winter hats are made from wool fleece, thick tweed or natural leather. The interior padded with soft lining ensures that the headwear we offer fits perfectly and keeps your head at the optimum temperature. Warmer weather versions use fine wool, light and airy linen that does not provide insulation but protects perfectly from the sun. The breathable mesh lining prevents the scalp from sweating even on an extremely hot day. It goes with a summer suit as well as a casual T-shirt, and you'll look extra chic wearing it.
How do you wear a flat cap?
Some men refrain from wearing flat caps because they are not quite sure how to wear them properly. It's worth warming up to this kind of cut, as it's really versatile and can be worn all year round. A baseball cap or an elegant hat aren't suitable for every occasion, while a well-chosen flat cap can be worn for both casual and more elegant outings. You can wear it with a suit and an elegant coat, but it will look equally good with jeans and a colourful shirt. It goes well with loafers, stylish slippers and fashionable sneakers. Choose the right colour and material for your flat cap. You will see that it will become your favourite hat.
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