The quintessential British cap, is equally suited to town or country. The ‘Laird’ shape is narrow at the sides, with a deep scalloped back for a perfect fit.
Handmade in a waterproofed Lovat Scottish Tweed with quilted cotton lining.
A flat cap was once called a ‘cheese cutter’ due to its sharp angular look. It was taken to America by the English and Irish new settlers, where it eventually became known as the ‘Ivy cap’. In Scotland it is called ‘Bunnet’. It is an undisputed popular shape, originating in 14th century Northern England. It is a style of cap that is recognised as English the world over.
The cap is quite fitted to the head, and has a stiff short peak at the front. The material is not loose, but stitched in one main panel over the top. The cut of the cloth varied a little and could be baggier and shallower or deeper at the back of the head. At Laird we give our Flat caps a sleek sporting cut and deep back. Most traditionally, flat caps are made from tweed.