Mens Wool Flat Cap | Drivers Cap | Gatsby Cap | Baker Boys Hat | Tweed Ivy Cap | Cabbie Scally Cap | Peaky Blinders | Black Flat Cap

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Mens Wool Flat Cap | Drivers Cap | Gatsby Cap | Baker Boys Hat | Tweed Ivy Cap | Cabbie Scally Cap | Peaky Blinders | Black Flat Cap

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

black wool suiting, snap closure, plaid wool fabric, silky satin liner, smooth elastic sweatband, buckram visor, cotton batting interfacing

British style wool driving flat cap, sizes S to XXL. Choose black or another wool fabric, made to measure.

Ready for the road.
Made from fine wool suiting. Snap down front, stiff visor. Snug fit. Aerodynamically suited for roadsters; shades eyes from low-angle sun glare.

Top stitched. Interfaced with warm cotton batting. Fabrics are sewn from deconstructed wool suits, because that's where the good fabric and character comes from.

The inside has a sweatband that's comfortable against the forehead and made from a smooth elastic.

Also known as: Ivy cap, Scally cap, Golf or duffer hat. Sometimes called a newsboy or Gatsby, but those should have six or more panels and are more round and full, compared to this flat cap which is oval and more trim.

Choose solid black wool or select another option:
Black & white herringbone 26 510 (B/W HB 26 510)
Black grey windowpane plaid wool 32 631 (Black/grey WP 32 631)
Black grey houndstooth 32 634 (Black/grey HT 32 634)
Black & white & grey tartan plaid 32 637 (B/W tartan plaid 32 637)

See a summer version flatcap here: www.etsy.com/listing/486539968/drivers-flat-cap-plaid-summer-driving

Measure around the head just above the ears and across the forehead to within 1/8" or 0.1cm with a measuring tape or ribbon that does not stretch (don't use a string), and include the measurement with the order.

Men's Sizing
Small 21-1/2" to 22-1/4" (sizes 6-3/4 to 7)
Medium 22-1/2" to 23" (sizes 7-1/8 to 7-1/4)
Large 23-3/8" to 23-1/2" (sizes 7-3/8 to 7-1/4)
XL 24" to 24-1/2" (sizes 7-5/8 to 7-3/4)
XXL 25" (size 7-7/8); oversize is 25-1/4" or size 8.

Womens sizes
Xsmall 18" to 20" (47.8 - 50.8 cm)
Small 20" to 21" (50.8 - 53.3 cm)
Medium 21" to 22" (53.3 - 55.9 cm)
Large 23" to 24" (58.4 - 61 cm)
XL 24" to 25" (61 - 63.5 cm)
XXL 25" to 26" (63.5 - 66 cm)

Each hat is carefully packed in tissue paper, then inside a plastic sleeve tied with ribbon, then inside a sturdy shipping box surrounded with additional clear packing tape to prevent moisture and dust from entering the box.

Gift wrap is available.
#5968

Just a note about photographing solid black: It's really hard. In order to show the fabric which absorbs all the light, the exposure technique tends to reflect every microscopic spec of dust. In the real world, the hat is very very black and there are no dust particles.
British style wool driving flat cap, sizes S to XXL. Choose black or another wool fabric, made to measure.

Ready for the road.
Made from fine wool suiting. Snap down front, stiff visor. Snug fit. Aerodynamically suited for roadsters; shades eyes from low-angle sun glare.

Top stitched. Interfaced with warm cotton batting. Fabrics are sewn from deconstructed wool suits, because that's where the good fabric and character comes from.

The inside has a sweatband that's comfortable against the forehead and made from a smooth elastic.

Also known as: Ivy cap, Scally cap, Golf or duffer hat. Sometimes called a newsboy or Gatsby, but those should have six or more panels and are more round and full, compared to this flat cap which is oval and more trim.

Choose solid black wool or select another option:
Black & white herringbone 26 510 (B/W HB 26 510)
Black grey windowpane plaid wool 32 631 (Black/grey WP 32 631)
Black grey houndstooth 32 634 (Black/grey HT 32 634)
Black & white & grey tartan plaid 32 637 (B/W tartan plaid 32 637)

See a summer version flatcap here: www.etsy.com/listing/486539968/drivers-flat-cap-plaid-summer-driving

Measure around the head just above the ears and across the forehead to within 1/8" or 0.1cm with a measuring tape or ribbon that does not stretch (don't use a string), and include the measurement with the order.

Men's Sizing
Small 21-1/2" to 22-1/4" (sizes 6-3/4 to 7)
Medium 22-1/2" to 23" (sizes 7-1/8 to 7-1/4)
Large 23-3/8" to 23-1/2" (sizes 7-3/8 to 7-1/4)
XL 24" to 24-1/2" (sizes 7-5/8 to 7-3/4)
XXL 25" (size 7-7/8); oversize is 25-1/4" or size 8.

Womens sizes
Xsmall 18" to 20" (47.8 - 50.8 cm)
Small 20" to 21" (50.8 - 53.3 cm)
Medium 21" to 22" (53.3 - 55.9 cm)
Large 23" to 24" (58.4 - 61 cm)
XL 24" to 25" (61 - 63.5 cm)
XXL 25" to 26" (63.5 - 66 cm)

Each hat is carefully packed in tissue paper, then inside a plastic sleeve tied with ribbon, then inside a sturdy shipping box surrounded with additional clear packing tape to prevent moisture and dust from entering the box.

Gift wrap is available.
#5968

Just a note about photographing solid black: It's really hard. In order to show the fabric which absorbs all the light, the exposure technique tends to reflect every microscopic spec of dust. In the real world, the hat is very very black and there are no dust particles.

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 1–2 weeks
From Falmouth, ME
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (52)

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Measure circumference & dome. Identify shape.
1) Use a measuring tape or ribbon that DOES NOT STRETCH (not a string) around the widest part across mid-forehead and just above the ears--three times and take an average--to the last 1/8" or 0.1 cm.

2) Measure the dome from mid-forehead over the top to that divot just below the skull at the nape. Average is 13" for women, 14" for men.

3) Determine head's shape: oval (average), round or elongated-oval. Bow and ask a friend.

For hard to fit heads, the extra attention to detail makes a big difference in fit. Why? because an average-shape hat feels tight on the sides of round heads or doesn't rest properly on tall/flat domes.
Yes. If a hat can be sewn, I will make it after it's been ordered. Pick any hat and request any modifications desired in the comments section of the order process. Or describe something completely new so a private listing can be posted for you that itemizes its description, but without a photo of the completed hat, of course.

Do I accept returns of a custom order? Sort of, because each hat will fit someone somewhere in the future. Or I'll make alterations (see how to measure).
Hats should be spot cleaned unless otherwise directed. First, use a sticky tape roller to remove dust and debris. Allow whatever is wet to dry and then scrape it off with a fingernail or toothpick. If the spot is not removed after that, then using a clean white paper towel dab with water and a smidgen of white vinegar from above while having a clean dry white paper towel below until there is no color. Use lots of paper towels.

To re-shape, if needed, stretch the hat over a salad bowl or balloon that's close to your head size. Worst case, use steam carefully and the fabric will settle into that shape. Most hats can be enlarged with a hat stretcher. It's a matter of moisture, temperature and time (see Anneal).
Humans evolved with poor color memory. That's why it's difficult to describe burgundy when you really mean maroon. Or describe tan as off-white. Pantone is a company that helps mitigate that discrepany by using a numbering system to describe colors, shades and saturation.

When choosing a color such as grey (gray to some), your concept of steel gray could be my medium gray. To avoid guessing, just Google 'Pantone gray' and you will see many results for shades of gray. Pick a Pantone number for the one you prefer and include that in your order comments. That way, despite variations in monitor color rendition, I will be able to deliver a color that comes closer to the one you desire.
Always provide a current measurement in the order comments.

Women's Sizing
Xsmall 18" to 20" (47.8 - 50.8 cm)
Small 20" to 21" (50.8 - 53.3 cm)
Medium 21" to 22" (53.3 - 55.9 cm)
Large 23" to 24" (58.4 - 61 cm)
XL 24" to 25" (61 - 63.5 cm)
XXL 25" to 26" (63.5 - 66 cm)
Just ask for any dimension in order comments.

Men's Sizing
Small 21-1/2" to 22-1/4" (54.6 - 56.5 cm, sizes 6-3/4 to 7)
Medium 22-1/2" to 23" (57.5 - 58.4 cm, sizes 7-1/8 to 7-1/4)
Large 23-3/8" to 23-1/2" (59.4 - 59.7 cm, sizes 7-3/8 to 7-1/4)
XL 24" to 24-1/2" (61 - 62.2 cm, sizes 7-5/8 to 7-3/4)
XXL 25" (63.5 cm, size 7-7/8)
Just ask for any dimension in order comments. FYI, size 8 is 25.25" or 64.1 cm

Please see tips on how to measure.
Priority Shipping is available; however USPS First Class shipping is more economical. In my experience, First Class items arrive in a similar timeframe as Priority Shipping about 80% of the time. If you absolutely need an item to arrive sooner, choose Priority. But if you can accept an 80% chance it will arrive in a similar timeframe, choose First Class and save about half the cost.

Either way, shipment tracking is always included.
Etsy automatically calculates shipping at check out as if each hat is shipped separately. In reality, multiple hats will be shipped in one box (if possible), which costs less than multiple boxes.

The difference between the actual shipping cost and the calculated cost will be refunded to the buyer at the time of shipping (not before, because the items cannot be weighed altogether before then).
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2. Report crime to local Police

The USPS tracks all of my items. If you don't receive your item, contact your local PO and ask questions. It will provide details on when and where the item was delivered (mailbox, porch, neighbors house); it often has GPS and drone information, too.

It is a citizen's responsibility to provide for secure mail delivery if not the mailbox. It is a federal crime to tamper with or remove items from a mailbox. All crimes must be reported by the buyer (victim) to their local police. (Sellers are not victims; police will not accept a report from them.)

Sellers cannot assure safe delivery locations nor police neighborhoods. Avoid problems with a secure delivery location.

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