The Scally Guide: Men’s Hat Styles

Everybody has a story, the question is, can you tell it? One thing about stories is that they aren’t always verbal. A story can be told through your clothes and what you wear. One way to add to your story is through a hat. The right hat will give off the attitude you want to bring to the table.

Boston Scally Co is a made up of Boston locals. We understand the background so many of us share and see the Scally Cap as a key part of our culture. It gives off the scrappy blue collar attitude we all know and love. Get schooled on the different styles of flat caps that are available and learn more about what makes ours the best.

The Flat Cap

The flat cap, or what we like to refer to as the scally cap, is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim at the front. 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.

We find these caps truly capture the blue collar hard working people of Boston. We’ve got a scrappy attitude from that same background many of us tend to share. We value our sense of humors and abilities to tell stories to anybody in front of us. Luckily, there are many hats to share our stories.

Different Styles of Flat Caps

If you go around and ask what kind of hat that is, chances are you’ll get a lot of different answers. These hats were incredibly popular and have been around since the 14th century. Meaning, these hats became associated with a wide variety of people, sports, and professions. The hats went beyond class and provided a stylish look to men of all ages. Here are some of the different names for flat caps and how they differ:

  • Scally Cap: Our personal choice of name is the scally cap. We make flat caps that are designed to take a beating and get better with time. These show off your Boston style and attitude.
  • Ivy Cap: This style is a tighter fit with a leaner body. It also skips the button at the top. You can find ivy caps at many different types of sporting events. Their sporty look make them a good purchase for athletes and ball fans.
  • Irish Flat Cap: As mentioned, flat caps have been around for hundreds of years and have made the rounds through Europe and America. They were so popular in Ireland, many recognize flat caps as an Irish staple.

Buy Scally Caps Today

Though there are variations on the style of flat caps available, here at Boston Scally Co, we have the best ones. 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. Check out our online store to find your Scally Cap today!