Irish Hats and Caps
Browse our Irish flat caps collection. All of our tweed Irish hats are made in Ireland. Included in our range of Irish hats & Irish caps are the famous Irish Newsboy hats and the Irish walking hat. Our makers range from Hatman of Ireland to Jonathan Richards hats is a maker we regularly visit as we are based in Dublin so we just venture down the road for a visit to their workshop. It is fascinating to see how cloths of Donegal tweed are transformed one by one into handmade Irish heirlooms. For formal wear or for a stroll in the woods, or shelter from the rain, an Irish hat is for you!
We have a great blog on how to wear and choose Irish flat caps if you'd like to read more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mens Irish Hats
What are mens Irish hats?
Irish mens hats are made from tweed or wool. They are known as paddy caps or flat caps. They are characterized with peaks and stiff brims. It is a soft hat and it is a fashionable mens Irish clothing accessory.
Where do Irish flat caps originate from?
Flat caps come from Northern England in the 14th century. In Ireland in 1571, a law was passed requiring everyone to wear a woolen hat on a Sunday to boost the wool trade. Shortly after, the law was abolished. However, many men went on to wear them.
Are mens Irish caps suitable for warm weather?
Tweed is a heavy wool. It is woven for warmth. In the summer, many people prefer to wear a light wool cap for the warm weather.
What types of mens tweed caps are the most popular?
The classic Irish Newsboy hat is one of the best known Irish hats. The original Irish flat cap is also a statement piece that has been used for hundreds of years. Mens tweed caps are sometimes referred to as Peaky blinder hats or Scally caps.