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The cap has become a staple of men's fashion, as have accessories such as ties and watches. It has become an essential accessory and has remained so for a hundred years.
Wool, cotton, leather, linen and polyester are the main materials used to make these caps.
Leather and tweed caps came back into fashion a few years ago with the appearance of series such as Peacky Blinders, The Crown ... highlighting the British style of the 19-20th centuries.
Over time, the cap has also made its way into the world of sport, notably in tennis with Alice Marble wearing a cap when she won the Grand Slam in 1930. It also became popular with cyclists, who wore them with the visor turned back to protect their necks from the sun, until helmets became compulsory.
The best way to wear a sports cap is with a sporty outfit such as a polo shirt or a rather stylish sports jacket. The combination also works with a smart jogging suit and a sports shirt for playing tennis or golf.
On the other hand, with a more casual outfit such as cotton jeans and a casual shirt, the tweed cap will also work and give you a simple yet chic look for lunch at a restaurant. This is probably the most versatile cap.
There are also other alternatives to the cap. The hat covers the head and usually has a crown and a shaped brim, it can be worn on special occasions. The beanie is a soft, flat head covering without a brim and usually with a crown, and is usually worn to protect the head from the cold.
A little history
In 1571, in England, a law was passed making it compulsory for all men to wear headgear on Sundays, except for children under the age of six and aristocrats. Any offender was liable to a fine of 17 pence. Over the centuries, this tweed headgear became a symbol of social class, with the bourgeois and the nobility wearing better hats. In 1895, Labour politician James Keir Hardie posed on his campaign poster wearing a cap, causing a scandal that led to him being booed in the House of Commons.
The cap was very popular in the 19th century for work uniforms and was directly inspired by military uniforms, especially the kepi.