The flat cap is a soft hat from different types of fabric with a short, rounded visor. Although the flat cap is a stylish classic, it’s been around for centuries. They have the unusual characteristic of being able to look vintage and modern at the same time, it all depends on the way you wear them. One thing for sure, they’re never out of style.
The flat cap originated in the early twentieth century of Northern England where it was called a bonnet. Sturdy flat caps were a part of the working man’s uniform, but finer variants were also considered to be suitable for upper-class Englishmen. Later on, flat caps were also worn by fashionable young men and the popularity grew and it became standard boys’ wear. In the 1990s the cap had another boost in popularity when everyone, from rappers to pop stars, starts wearing it as the go-to fashion choice. Nowadays the flat cap is still on-trend.
The flat cap can be styled with different types of outfits to casual, informal and formal attire. Choose a variant that fits comfortably in a tweed or wool material and add it to your outfit for a charming addition. Here are some tips on how to style a flat cap.
Adjust it to your face – applying gentle pressure and shaping it to a slight curve. Shape the visor to frame it perfectly to your face.
Remind the classics – stick to the classic materials like wool with a cotton lining for fall and winter. Remember that natural materials offer better breathability and insulation.
Choose a pattern – It depends on your outfit and what you’re looking for. The prints can be subtle or quite bold. Opt for a version in check, herringbone or plaid. Otherwise a plain colour is just as suitable.
Know the material – warm and thicker wool or corduroy are great for fall and winter while lightweight cotton is more suitable for spring and summer.