Questions and answers

Are Harris tweed caps waterproof?

Are Harris tweed caps waterproof?

Men’s flat caps in genuine Harris tweed or Teflon-coated waterproof Yorkshire tweed with waterproof internal liner. Classic fabrics in a classic British style.

Can you wash a Harris tweed cap?

Our Harris Tweed® is made from Pure New Wool, so it is best to wash it as little as possible. We recommend you dry clean our accessory products to retain their look and feel.

Where are Harris tweed hats made?

Harris Tweed must be made from 100% pure new wool dyed, spun, handwoven at the home of the weaver and finished in the outer Hebrides of Scotland!

How do you shrink a Harris tweed hat?

Put the hat in the dryer on low heat or wear it as it dries Gently squeeze and dab it to remove any excess water. Put it in the dryer on low heat and check on it every five minutes or so, trying it on until the fit is just right. If you don’t want to use the dryer, you could wear the hat while it’s still damp.

How should Flatcap fit?

A flat cap should fit like a baseball cap – gently snug around the sweatband without being too tight. There should be extra room in the crown, so the fabric doesn’t have to stretch over your head.

What are flat hats called?

The flat cap goes by many other names as well – Ivy cap, Gatsby, driving cap, sixpence, duckbill, and paddy to name a few. Despite what you call it, the flat cap is easier to pull off than a fedora and looks better with a suit than a snapback.

Does Harris tweed shrink?

While tweed is renowned for being tough, it isn’t indestructible. Because it’s made of wool, tweed is terrible for shrinking in the wash, so always have it dry cleaned. You should also be careful about how you store your tweed.

Can you put tweed in the washing machine?

All structured, tailored tweed jackets are unsuitable for either hand, or machine washing for the very simple reason that the ‘structure’ of the jacket: the lapels and shoulders, including any wadding used, plus the vents, pockets, pocket flaps and lining will inevitably react to the washing process in a different way.

What is a driver cap?

The driving cap (or flat cap) and newsboy cap (the floppier cousin of the driving cap) do not have the best reputation in the fashion world. They walk the line between a baseball cap and a fedora quite nicely and are flattering on a lot of different face shapes.

What is a Scally hat?

A flat cap (sometimes scally cap) is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front, originating in the British Isles. Cloths used to make the cap include wool, tweed (most common), and cotton. Less common materials may include leather, linen, or corduroy. The inside of the cap is commonly lined for comfort and warmth.

What do you do if your beanie is too big?

If your beanie is too big, whether because of a knitting or crocheting miscalculation or because it stretched, you can shrink it back to size with hot water. If your beanie is 100-percent cotton, you can shrink it with a trip through the washer and dryer, but if it’s 100-percent wool, you will need to felt the fibers.

Are flat caps attractive?

Flat caps look great styled casually and formally, and they provide a lovely British charm to your outfit. Choose a flat cap that fits comfortably in a tweed or wool material, and add it to your fall and winter outfits for a charming addition.