The Irish flat cap has historically been made with Donegal tweed, either with a herringbone or ‘salt and pepper’ weave.
Often associated with working class, it was in fact first worn by wealthy sporting gentlemen throughout Europe. In fact, in sixteenth-century England, men were obliged by law to wear flat caps on Sundays! At the beginning of the last century, the term ‘newsboy caps’ was coined after the boys who wore them to sell newspapers.
Our STABLE cap is handwoven with the finest Irish wool at our weavers' in Donegal and then tailored in Dublin. We are delighted to bring it to you in both herringbone and salt and pepper, and a full range of unisex sizes are available at our Dublin showroom and online.