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The Origins of the Flat Cap

d41_grey_herringboneThe flat cap is a fashion accessory that has risen in popularity in recent years. More and more celebrities are being spotted wearing them and they can also be seen on the high-street being worn by style conscious individuals. But, where did they come from?

The flat cap has gone by many names: golf cap, duffer cap, driving cap, scally cap and longshormans cap to name just a few. Varieties in material have included wool caps, tweed caps and less commonly leather, linen or corduroy caps. The inside of this particular style of hat is usually lined with another material for comfort and warmth. The tweed variety have arguably been the most popular form of flat cap throughout history. Continue reading