Monday, January 4, 2021

Flat Cap

Flat Cap 

A flat cap  is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front, originating in Great Britain and Ireland. The hat is known in Ireland as a paddy cap, in Scotland as a bunnet, in Wales as a Dai cap, in New Zealand as a cheese-cutter and in the United States as a driving cap. Cloths used to make the cap include wool, tweed and cotton. Less common materials may include leather, linen, or corduroy. The inside of the cap is commonly lined for comfort and warmth.

The style can be traced back to the 14th century in Northern England, when it was more likely to be called a "bonnet". This term was replaced by "cap" before about 1700,except in Scotland, where it continues to be referred to as a bunnet in Scots.

The black leather flat cap is often combined with a patched-up sport coat or leather jacket and dark clothes (sometimes combined with a bee-striped convict’s shirt) in popular culture to depict a burglar, mugger, or robber, occasionally with a domino mask.The comic book character the Goon is based on this archetype of the flat-capped street tough from vintage cartoons and comics.







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