A flat cap, as we know it, is a classic accessory that has been around since the 1500s. It has a timeless design, yet whenever some popular person dons one, it becomes fashion again. With this timeless design, it will never be outdated.
A few hundred years back, it was considered to be an accessory for the working class, but over the years, it has become an indispensable part of casual attire.
This guide will walk you through the fitting and material of men’s flat caps, along with the important things you should know about them.
Men’s Flat Cap: Everything you should know about
You might have a number of questions regarding a men’s flat cap if you’re in the market for one for the first time. It is important that you have some information, so you get the best experience.
What are men’s flat caps called?
Men’s flat caps come in different styles, and all the styles have their aliases. Some of the most popular flat cap styles include newsboy cap, baker boy (aka fisherman cap), driver cap, Irish flat cap, gatsby, Shelby hat, herringbone flat cap, and ivy cap (also called Boston scally cap). All these caps fall under the flat caps category but have slight differences between them.
Can I wear a men’s flat cap in summer?
Men’s flat caps come in different styles and can be made up of different materials. Caps made out of breathable linen and cotton are better suited for spring and summer. On the other hand, wool tweed and heavy cotton are great fits for the winter season.
Can I wear a men’s flat cap backwards?
Don’t pick your cues from a crude song and mess up your attire. Flat caps are not meant to be worn backwards. Not that they cause any material issues, but a backwards worn cap can change the way you’re perceived and received. It was worn backwards in the 1990s and donning the cap that way will make your fashion seem outdated.
How tight should a men’s flat cap fit?
The best fit for a men’s flat cap is when there is no space between the brim and your skin. The inner lining of the flat cap should sit nicely against the skin. The brim should be rounded to make it fit. A slight curve will be made in the process.
What colour men’s flat cap should I wear?
There is no one answer to that question; it is a matter of personal opinion. However, remember not to wear a flat cap that is the same colour as your suit. Wearing a solid colour cap with a patterned suit and the other way round is quite common and appealing. The same pattern on the suit and the cap can make the overall appearance bland. Other than the pattern, any brightly coloured choice could take the eyes off the person. Remember, the cap is meant to complement the overall look, not steal the show.
Men’s flat caps have been in fashion for the last 500 years or so, and given the timeless design and the convenience offered by them, they are not going away anytime soon. They can keep you warm in the winters while complementing your attire and can be the style statement for you, be it any time of the year. Just remember to get the best fit and materials, according to the season for the best experience.
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