History of the Flatcap

     The flatcap  (aka the ivy cap,  driving cap, poor boy cap, the Gatsbyor newsboy) was first worn in the 14th century. The cap then migrated over to the United States with the arrival of English and Irish immigrants who wore the style almost universally in their home countries. Flatcaps were deemed classless and therefore had nation-wide popularity, while the lower class wore them to work; the upper class wore them during leisure activities such as golf and polo. The flatcap has maintained its sense of style and practicality into the 21st century with LL Cool J sporting this timeless style as he hosted the 2012 Grammys.

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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