Irish Caps

Our collection of Irish-style caps offers classic and timeless models for a very trendy look: flat caps, tweed, patchwork. Essential accessories for a stylish outfit like the Irish or the famous Peaky Blinders.

The cap has become a must-have 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.

Le Comptoir Irlandais offers caps from Celtic Alliance or Hanna Hats that will reveal your chic and neat side.

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 Peaky Blinders, The Crown ... highlighting the British style of the 19-20th centuries.

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 other alternatives to the cap. The hat covers the head and usually has a crown and a shaped brim, and can be worn on special occasions. The beanie is a soft, flat head covering without a brim and usually with a crown, and is generally 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.

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