Flat Cap Guide – How To Pick A Newsboy Cap – Gentleman's Gazette

Flat Cap Guide – How To Pick A Newsboy Cap – Gentleman's Gazette

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00:00 Introduction

Flat caps have had a renaissance in recent years, and for good reason. Not only are they warm in the winter, they’re classicly stylish and nearly any well-dressed man of any age can pull one off. Unlike the bolder fedora, make a softer statement that is easier and less intimidating to pair with a range of fall, winter and spring outfits.

02:08 History of the Flat Cap

03: 50 How to Wear a Flat Cap
→ Have a contrast between hat and outfit
→ Do shape the brim to your taste.
→ Do not wear the flat cap backwards
→ Don’t wear a flat cap in summer
→ Do not wear a flat cap unsnapped

05:10 How to Buy a Flat Cap

It’s important that it fits comfortably on your head.

The flat cap was originally made from tweed by the wool fabrics or sometimes even cotton and that reason you should stick with those materials. In my opinion, tweed is really the best material because it has the depth of color, it keeps you warm, it’s hard wearing, and it’s just a wonderful fabric. To learn more about tweed, please check out our in-depth tweed guide, here.

Sometimes, I’ve also seen denim caps or maybe leather caps or faux leather ones. I personally don’t think it’s a very advantageous look and I’d rather stick with the classic stuff. For that same reason, I stay away from patchwork flat hats or multi-pattern caps because they’re simply too loud. Just like a bold red or really loud blue and green hat. The good thing about tweed is usually it comes in more subdued colors that suit the fall-winter season. At the same time, the color composition of the fabric is comprised of a range of different ones so it’s very easy to combine it with other items in your wardrobe even though they don’t match and contrast. So whenever you find flat caps that are either too bold or come in small, medium, and large, I suggest you skip them unless you know that they will fit you and that you’ll like to wear them and they won’t just be a fashion item that you have to throw away after a season. if you want to learn more about flat caps and what brands you might want to buy please check out our full guide on the website here.

Last but not least, if you think a flat cap makes you look dated jus t browse the Internet and look for pictures of David Beckham or people like Brad Pitt which are obviously mainstream media celebrities and they can still pull it off and do so on a regular basis.
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  1. elta81 on June 14, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Do you really think those caps suit you?

  2. warhawk404 on June 14, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    that black was dark af

  3. Harry Insley on June 14, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    this guy does know that flat caps and newsboy caps are two completely different caps!

  4. bigmac on June 14, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Great vid!

  5. Cris Stuart on June 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Can I combine a Chicago style flat cap with an aviator leather jacket with some patches????

  6. soulassassin0g on June 14, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I avoid anyone wearing one of these because they might rob me, even if they’re wearing a suit.

  7. Alistair Augustus on June 14, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    no one likes david beckham ..

  8. Robert Cavalluzzi on June 14, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Flat cap or news boy cap look good with a coat

  9. David McKirdy on June 14, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    It’s a hat you will never see me wear I just don’t like them much prefer my poet fedora and optimo Panama hats .the flat cap to me looks like a dustbin lid not my style at all.

  10. TheGuardian on June 14, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I know it’s not very "styilish" but I have the flat cap that has so called "ears", so in winter I’ll fold them down. In our climate it still looks better than alternative (ski hat).

  11. Susan Holloway on June 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you.

  12. Michel Pollet on June 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Too bad you miss one of the most useful flat cap around: the waxed cloth one, like the one Barbour sells. I they are super useful as they still look good, but if you get in serious weather, they’ll keep you dry.

  13. Sergej Pavela on June 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Put blades on it

  14. Jo Pestorius on June 14, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I have a black linen flat cap from Hanna, and it was the first hat ever to fit my (fairly large) head. I’m so happy with it.

  15. Jamie Pierce on June 14, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    The hat can be pulled off by only certain badasses.. not fairy pocodot clown’s with pink and oatmeal colors lol

  16. TheGuardian on June 14, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    In soviet times flat cap was almost mandatory cause Lenin wore a flat cap…

  17. 1220freddie on June 14, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    The video focused on hats where cooler temperatures are prevekant. What style of hats for climates that are warmer during winter and hot during summer?

  18. SciTails on June 14, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Very useful video!

  19. Buffalo Todd on June 14, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I love my Kangol hats, but feel too old to wear backwards even though I’m told it looks better backwards, I’m not 25 anymore.

  20. Yoon on June 14, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    are you wearing a full fit or a slim fit cap from biddymurphy ? thanks

  21. Mush.Boi on June 14, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    I do have one flat cap that’s just a gray/silver color and it fits me well as long as I keep my hair nice and short

  22. لمار الشهريه on June 14, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks men

  23. Garret O'Malley on June 14, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I personally think you don’t use your colors very wise. And your idea of backwards flat caps is outdated. Personally not my style but you do you bud

  24. Dante Timberwolf on June 14, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Me: *buys a top hat and watches a video about how to keep it clean*

    Youtube: *OH SO YOU LIKE HATS HUH??!???!*

  25. Patrick Laws on June 14, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Sometimes called a "Cheese Cutter" in Britain.

  26. Jon Redd on June 14, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I just turned 48 I think I may be old enough to pull it off now! Also keep bald spot warm. Lol

  27. tree rat76 on June 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    A lot of people of Irish decent like my self lime them

  28. TheJoedonbakerfan on June 14, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I have a feeling this guy calls a handlebar mustache "tactical."

  29. Dylan Hall on June 14, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    That Donegal tweed overcoat is absolutely stunning.

  30. David DiRusso on June 14, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Why did the witch refuse to wear a flat cap?

    Because there was no point to it.

  31. João Silva on June 14, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Para mim que moro no Brasil as boinas daqui são de tecidos finos pois não faz frio no país.

  32. Johnny LEE on June 14, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    cabbie is my daily wear since 19s. i am 25y/o now and loving to wear it since it gives cozy and warmer than any other hat like baseball cap. written in Korea

  33. ジョージイ on June 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I kept my dads flat cap after he passed. I love wearing it.

  34. Russell Jenkins on June 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Sven pls be careful not to reference England when what you mean is Britain or UK this will avoid offence to the Scots, Welsh and Irish. Enjoying your views and some useful tips thankyou.

  35. Adeyinka Makinde on June 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Very good overview and, I must say, a very good looking blue wide lapel overcoat.

  36. Douglas Frank on June 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Excuse me but your personal aesthetic/preference is not the definition of what is correct. I have duckbill flatcaps in linen, and one woven in the same material used for Panama hats that I wear in the summer. I have thinning hair and find wearing a cap necessary to prevent sunburn.

  37. strange_introvert01 on June 14, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Personally I like the patchwork look cuz it looks homemade but og design looks cool too

  38. Aaron Walderslade on June 14, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    You look very cute in a flat cap

  39. Abby Morel on June 14, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    A newsboy cap (8-panelled) was the very 1st cap I ever sewed: that was about 10 years ago. I’ve made several since then. I wear one whenever I go out. (Yes, that’s one I sewed in my profile pic) the single panel with snap is considered a "driver’s cap" some 8-panelled caps can also have a snap, they have a different name (that I can’t think of right now) Whether "en vogue" or not, I like how they look on me.

  40. Ma Ho on June 14, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Why are you Wearing so many different Colors in one Outfit?

  41. Ramon Louis Dague on June 14, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Now thats a Cap

  42. ssssSTopmotion on June 14, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Why did people stop wearing this

  43. M T on June 14, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Christy’s Bates and Lock & Co make excellent hats.

  44. joegarcia54 on June 14, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Those gloves take guts to wear

  45. Taspion on June 14, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve never seen people with hair wear hats like this

  46. Eric Germano on June 14, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Who would even dress like this dude? Like who is actually taking this dudes fashion advice?

  47. Kelly Beard on June 14, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I recently received a newsboy-styled cap from my aunt. It was my grandfather’s who has been passed away for 20 years or so. I own a few besides this and am always on the hunt for more.