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Flat Cap Styles

The most basic name for the Scally Cap is the Flat Cap. A flat cap is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in the front. The cap has a flat shape so the top and the brim are nearly indistinguishable from each other Depending on the region, there are slight differences to the styles of flat caps.

The first time the style was seen was back in the 14th century in Northern England. Back then, the hat was called a bonnet. Fortunately, that changed in the 1700s. Except for Scotland where the hat was still called a “bunnet.” As time went on, the hat became more popular and was worn in many different situations by many different classes. Eventually, there were a number of different styles of flat caps to wear.

These caps are incredibly recognizable and there are a wide variety of styles and patterns associated with the cap. They also give off that playful trouble-making style us Bostonians are accustomed to.

There are dozens of names for flat caps. Regardless, if you want to give off a certain vibe, it is important to know your options when picking between flat caps.

Boston Scally Company is made up of Boston locals who understand how the scally cap is closely tied with the culture and the people. While the overarching term for these hats is the flat cap, we prefer the term scally cap. Scally captures the Boston attitude. We’re a unique breed, and nothing says it like a scally cap. Learn more about the flat caps and the style.

Materials Used in Flat Caps

Flat caps have been around as early as the 14th century. They’ve been worn by men throughout Europe and North America. These hats have been known to cross class lines and give off the best look whether you are at a fancy event or at the pub with your pals. These caps get a lot of use, so it is good that they are made with materials made to last.

A number of materials have been used to make flat caps. The most common hats are made of wool, tweed, and cotton. Other hats are made of leather, corduroy, or linen. There are a lot of options available to get the look you want. You’ll find a lot of these materials use a herringbone pattern for the design

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Though there are variations on the style of flat caps available, here at Boston Scally Co, we offer the best quality and design. Our caps are designed to be comfortable and made to take a beating. The durability you get out of our caps promises you’ll have your favorite cap with you for a long time.

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