Ivy, Ascot, & Flat Caps
Ivy, Ascot, & Flat Caps
In the early 20th century, flat caps were all the rage. They had been a stylish favorite for centuries before, but that popularity hit its peak during the 1910s and 1920s as boys and men of all social standings embraced the stylish yet practical cap, often pairing it with knickers. In the United States and abroad, the flat cap boomed, with many men loving the hat's appearance along with the protection it offered from the cold.
Today, flat caps for men and boys continue to enjoy popularity. They look dapper and even a little rakish for men who like to display a bit of attitude with their hats. You can find a fantastic selection of flat caps as well as ascot and ivy hats from Hats Unlimited, including varieties to suit any style.
About Flat Caps and Ivy/Ascot Hats for Men
Flat caps, ivy hats and ascot hats are often mistaken for one another. They all have rounding and slight brims, but they're not interchangeable. Here's how to tell the difference between them:
- Flat caps: Several strips of the same material meet in the back of the hat. The front features a stiff brim, and the inside is usually linked with material to keep the wearer warm. They're also called driving caps.
- Ascot hats: Ascot hats are usually made from one panel of material and their form is typically hard though can be pliable, keeping their shape instead of becoming floppy when they're removed. Their form is distinct and more rounded on top. You may hear this garment referred to as a Cuffley or Lippincott cap.
- Ivy hat: Ivy hats are a type of flat cap with a top panel made from one piece of fabric. Like flat caps, they have small brims and warm linings. An ivy hat is not the same as a newsboy cap, though it's a common misconception that the two are identical. Newsboy hats usually are made of 8 1/4 panels of material and have buttons at the top, while ivy hats do not.
At Hats Unlimited, we carry a varied collection of flat caps, ascot hats and ivy hats, including options created by top manufacturers like Saint Martin, Kangol, Henschel, Scala and Stetson. Our hats come in a range of sizes, so you're sure to find the perfect fit. You can also discover the right patterns and material for your new hat — we offer:
- Wool blend
- Fleece lining
We set high standards for our customers, selling only well-made hats with high-quality materials.
Why Buy Flat Caps?
Flat caps are a great way to express yourself. You'll show your unique personality when you slip one of these hats onto your head. People who wear flat caps like to look good, while not overstated.
Why Order From Hats Unlimited?
Hats Unlimited offers exceptional customer service, something our brand is known for. We're a family-owned and -operated business, and earning our customers' trust is our top priority. Browse our selection of flat caps, ascot hats and ivy hats for men, and find what you're looking for today.