If you are Irish or English, you probably have at least one flat cap in your wardrobe. If you are not English or Irish but you’re an avid flat cap wearer, chances are you own one. After all, it is such a versatile headwear choice. You can wear it on more formal occasions, but you can also wear it with a casual look. Either way, it looks good if you style it right. You can have different types of flat caps that go well with different types of outfits. If you are looking to expand your flat cap collection, you can check out the Exclusively Irish flat caps range. Whether you have one or more flat caps, it is important to know when and how to wear them.
Wear it correctly
First of all, you need to determine your head size. It is important that it sits comfortably on your head. A hat that is too small or too large is uncomfortable and doesn’t look good. Use a tape measure to measure your head around your forehead, then look for a hat sizing converter based on your location. Another important thing is to wear it straight, not backwards or one side. You could wear it however you like, of course, but if you want the classic style, then it’s important to wear it correctly.
Creating an outfit
In creating the perfect flat cap style look, it is important to keep in mind how you wear every element in the outfit and how you match the colors. If you want to wear the flat cap on a more formal occasion, choose a suit that matches the color of your hat. Add a nice tie and a pocket square. A shirt, a suit jacket, dress pants and perhaps a vest will give you that gentleman look that you want. If you want a more professional look, wear the shirt tucked in a pair of classic fit pants or a pair of jeans and a blazer. For a more casual look, you should consider wearing contrasting colors. If you wear only one color or two colors that are very similar, it can quickly become monotonous if it’s a casual outfit.
Washing the flat cap
If the flat cap is made of quality materials, it will last you a very long time, but it is important to wash it correctly. If it is made of wool, tweed, linen, or cotton, you should wash it by hand. Do not use hot water. You need warm water and a little bit of bleach-free laundry detergent. Make sure to not get the brom wet because it might lose its shape. Rinse it well with cold water and then use a towel to wipe the water. Then, let it air dry and your flat cap will be as good as new.