Traditional Irish tweed flat cap – Flat cap story: In 1571 Queen Elizabeth I sought to stimulate trade in the Irish and English wool trade, by passing an act obliging males over six years of age (except for nobility and persons of degree) to wear caps of wool manufacture on force of a fine (3/4d per day). This law further established the flat cap as a staple of Irish/English working class clothing culture. Even though the law was repealed 26 years later the convention was established. Mass Irish emigration to the United States of America brought with it an inevitable influence on American cap fashions of the 19th Century and early 20th Centuries. The 8 piece flat cap style now often known as a Cabbie Cap, Paddy Cap, Newsboy Cap and Bakerboy, became, like the imigrants that brought it with them, totally assimilated into the fabric of classic 20th Century Americana.
How do I determine correct flat cap size? 1. Get a piece of string. 2. Put it around your forehead and head where you would wear the hat 3. Get and ruler and measure the string and there you go simple Sizes: Small – 21 1/4 Inch to 21 5/8 Inch ( 54cm to 55cm) (Traditional Hat Size 6 3/4 to 6 7/8) Medium 22 to 22 3/8 Inch ( 56cm to 57cm) (Hat Size 7 to 7 1/8) Large 22 3/4 to 23 1/8 Inch ( 58cm to 59cm) (Hat Size 7 1/4 to 7 3/8) XLarge 23 1/2 Inch to 23 7/8 Inch ( 60cm to 61cm) ( Hat Size – 7 1/2 to 7 5/8) FC7
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