Newsboy Swagger

In the US and the UK, the flat cap and newsboy cap peaked in popularity in the 1910s and 1920s. The era did help popularize the term “newsboy” due to the boys who wore them when selling newspapers, but the hat was worn almost universally by the working class.

How to Wear a Flat Cap
If you are a lover of classic style, then a flat cap will suit your wardrobe no matter your age or occupation. Sized properly, they flatter nearly all face shapes and they can be styled to suit casual, informal and formal attire.
Here are some tips on how to wear a flat cap:
* If you’re wearing a tweed cap, make sure that the material of your hat contrasts enough with the material of your coat or jacket. Patterns that are too similar will look odd next to each other, so consider a solid color for one and a pattern for the other.

* Do shape the brim to your taste. Many caps come with a relatively flat brim, and you can round it gently (not too much!) to fit your head better and contour naturally around your face.
Influenced by the wildly popular television series “Peaky Blinders,” flat caps have become the hat of choice for men from London to New York. A familiar silhouette typified by its round, flat shape and stiff, small brim, it’s worn as an accent to practically any daytime attire. Indeed, Thomas Shelby’s ubiquitous hat style rules!

Yet long before the Peaky Blinders gang began building their family empire in crime, these caps were worn by men who just seemed to exude swagger. Dating back to the fourteenth century in England and Ireland, flat caps — also known as Irish caps, Ivy caps and driver caps — were worn by working class men. In a time when a man’s hat was simply part of his daily wardrobe, this sturdy cap devised of wool took on macho appeal as the working man’s everyday hat.
Getting Peaky with it
It’s when the more genteel version of the flat cap, designed in silk or cashmere, became the chosen hat for golfers among the country-club set that it gained the imprimatur of wealth. Now, that deft blend of machismo and elegance has given the contemporary flat cap the rugged charm that is part of its mass appeal. Even without razor blades hidden within them, in Peaky Blinders style, these hats slay the fashion world.

Nevertheless, it is their association with Peaky Blinders that has heightened the allure of these caps. As the thinking goes, wear this cap, adopt its swag. At least, that is the hope. You see, this cap is just part of an overall look that hearkens back to the 1920s, giving both the cap and the style vintage appeal.
As you well know, you don't have to be a man to rock this style but its fine if you are too!
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