Hatt’s School: Flat Cap

Spring is on the way and a neat Hat feels more relevant than ever. Thus, it’s time for part three of the Hatt’s school. This time, it’s time for the flat cap, or gubbkepsen as it a bit condescending commonly called in Sweden.

The Flat cap has a particularly funny story. In 1571, the English Parliament decided that all men over six years (nobility and other people of rank, of course) had to wear this hat on Sundays and public holidays.And not only that-the CAP was supposed to be made of English wool, and that was where the point was really. It was not about to get the style of the British people but rather to jump-start domestic wool-making. The law was lifted to end 1597 but by then was already established in the society and the CAP has had a strong position.

Flat cap is available in two different versions, the short peak and the long peak. Short peak (pictured) is the most common and are found in everything from classical variants to the more updated and modern.

Long’s peak is also known as shooting cap because of Hunter’s taste for this model. Button at the top of the head and the ability to snap when the screen to the rest of the hat. This model was previously associated with the English working class but has wandered up the class hierarchy since then.

A similar model is Gatsby cap, similar to long’s peak but has a slightly longer and fuller buttocks.