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Peaky Blinders cap

Stony

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I've been watching the BBC series "Peaky Blinders" from the beginning and have become a big fan of the flat caps they wear. Do any of our members know of a good site in the U.K. to buy a quality cap in this style.

 

MikeyB-17

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I’ve been wearing these for years, and now because of this (excellent, BTW) series, everyone thinks I’m jumping on the Peaky Blinders bandwagon. I have half a dozen, my favourite came from these guys:-
https://www.hatsandcaps.co.uk/
They have a great selection, prices are reasonable and returns not a problem-important as you need to try a few on, as they can vary a lot-many I’ve tried on in high street shops aren’t ‘big’ enough to look authentic, more like a flat cap, although beware the Village Hats ‘Big Apple ‘, I ordered one and sent it back, it was gigantic, it made me look like a mushroom! (Anyone in the UK who remembers the Goodies and ‘Black pudding Bertha’ will have an idea!)
The price can also vary a lot-if you buy one by Stetson or the like you will pay through the nose-American Classics in London stock a good range I believe, and you can also get them from the Real McCoys, but prepare to pay big money!
For a while now I’ve been planning to get one of Aero’s Harris Tweed ones, but have never got around to it, but I’m sure they would have the proper look!
You have to sew in your own razor blades!
 

Steve27752

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I’ve been wearing these for years, and now because of this (excellent, BTW) series, everyone thinks I’m jumping on the Peaky Blinders bandwagon. I have half a dozen, my favourite came from these guys:-
https://www.hatsandcaps.co.uk/
They have a great selection, prices are reasonable and returns not a problem-important as you need to try a few on, as they can vary a lot-many I’ve tried on in high street shops aren’t ‘big’ enough to look authentic, more like a flat cap, although beware the Village Hats ‘Big Apple ‘, I ordered one and sent it back, it was gigantic, it made me look like a mushroom! (Anyone in the UK who remembers the Goodies and ‘Black pudding Bertha’ will have an idea!)
The price can also vary a lot-if you buy one by Stetson or the like you will pay through the nose-American Classics in London stock a good range I believe, and you can also get them from the Real McCoys, but prepare to pay big money!
For a while now I’ve been planning to get one of Aero’s Harris Tweed ones, but have never got around to it, but I’m sure they would have the proper look!
You have to sew in your own razor blades!
As per MickeyB-17 I have been wearing this type of hat for years and from some of the same suppliers.
https://www.hatsandcaps.co.uk/
Sorry about my ugly mug, this was earlier this morning.
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Micawber

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I'm into country fieldsports and for the past several decades have rarely been seen out without a flat cap of some description perched on my balding noggin when out shooting. Interesting to note that over the past 10 years or so the old style, more full and larger peaked cap has undergone a bit of a resurgence, I have a couple of those but get the mickey taken out of me by my wife and daughter each time I wear one.


Not quite as bad as the Goodies version.

I've never had a panelled Baker Boy style cap though.
 

Stony

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Thank you all for your replies. I have an Irish made flat cap my sister bought me years ago when she was on vacation in Ireland, but I've taken a liking to what we call in the U.S. the "newsboy" style that has more of an overhang on the sides.
 

MikeyB-17

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I'm into country fieldsports and for the past several decades have rarely been seen out without a flat cap of some description perched on my balding noggin when out shooting. Interesting to note that over the past 10 years or so the old style, more full and larger peaked cap has undergone a bit of a resurgence, I have a couple of those but get the mickey taken out of me by my wife and daughter each time I wear one.


Not quite as bad as the Goodies version.

I've never had a panelled Baker Boy style cap though.
Nicer than bunny-wunnies! I liked the one with the song (including the dog!)
 

Carl

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Thank you all for your replies. I have an Irish made flat cap my sister bought me years ago when she was on vacation in Ireland, but I've taken a liking to what we call in the U.S. the "newsboy" style that has more of an overhang on the sides.
A very popular choice amongst the "Billy and Hot rod" scence over here in the UK .
 

Smithy

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I've been wearing them on occasion since I bought my first one back in 2007. They go damn well with a flying jacket and are pretty practical too. I also wear an occasional fiddler cap as well.
 

Cocker

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Been wanting one for years, wearing one on a regular basis for 2 years now. And Smithy's right, it goes damn well with a flight jacket!

Mine is a cheap beater that does the job perfectly fine, but if you want something handmade without going out of price, I've heard lots of good things about Mr Miller: https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/MisterMiller
 
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