Slim Cap - Navy Melange Wool

£185
Size:

Features

Introducing the Herbert Johnson ready-to-wear Slim Cap in Wool.

The Slim Caps short peak and rounded side seam provides it a sleek neat finish.  Available in beautiful pure wool Moon Tweed, offering superb quality, style and comfort in a range of colour options.  This versatile vintage inspired yet modern design features a soft head-fitting, is fully lined in pure cotton for comfort and is mid-weight and ideal for all season wear.

Specifics:

  • Material: 100% Wool Moon Tweed
  • Colour: Navy Melange
  • Style: Slim Flat Cap
  • Features: Matching fabric covered Peak
  • Sweatband: Soft head-fitting
  • Interior: Navy herringbone pure cotton lining, size/brand/care labels.

These products are ready and available to ship straight away.  Please contact enquiries-hj@herbert-johnson.co.uk to check our current lead time for shipping this product.

About

A flat cap is a rounded cap hugging the contours of the head and features a small stiff brim in front.  The history of the Flat Cap can trace its roots back to fourteenth century Northern England but its use soon spread quickly throughout Britain and beyond.  

When the British Parliament decreed in 1571 that all non-noblemen and boys over the age of 6 were to cover their heads with wool caps on Sundays and holidays, their mandatory use soured for risk of being caught and fined without one.  A government strategy that came into being primarily as a way to support the British wool industry at that time.  Centuries on, people grew accustomed to them and they were adopted as a ubiquitous comfortable and easy everyday item of wear. 

Known in Ireland as a paddy cap, in Scotland as a Bunnet; in Wales as a Dai cap; Flat Caps have been given and are known by a huge array of names in Britain alone.  When immigrants first took them to America, they were called an English cap, Irish cap, Driving cap, Duffer cap, Golf cap, Scally cap, Cabbie caps, and most commonly, Newsboy caps.  Various designs have evolved over time and many other terms for them exist. 

Flat caps have always been on trend, suiting almost any face shape.  Today the flat cap is commonly seen as a casual alternative to the fedora and is naturally worn by everyone.

For this product from our ready-to wear Paratus Collection, please follow the following sizing advice...

Place the string or tape around your head above your ear and across the mid forehead, completely circling your head. Hold the tape firmly, but not too tightly. Measure your head exactly where you want the hat to sit. Measure in centimetres. If your measurement falls between sizes, round up to the nearest centimetre. It may help to either do this in the mirror or have someone to help for accuracy.

We also offer a professional measuring service at the SWAINE London Burlington Arcade store.

Please note – These limited edition products have already been crafted and therefore no bespoke or custom adjustments are available.  

We work closely with our makers and suppliers in choosing only the highest quality materials and craftsmanship available.

Please be aware that as these these limited edition products have already been crafted and therefore no custom embossing options are available on these products.

Hat Care Advice For Tweeds & Wool

This is a wool product and thus only care instructions for the treatment of wool should be followed. We recommend that you store your cap somewhere dry placed peak side down. For longer periods of storage, we recommend keeping your wool cap in a hat box including some form of moth-repellent. We recommend against brushing your hat as this can cause pilling of the wool fabric. A soft cloth can be used to gently remove any dust or minor particles from the fabric. We advise against allowing your wool cap to become wet as the fabric may be vulnerable to shrinkage. For more advanced cleaning needs we recommend dry-cleaning only or contacting your hatters for more in-depth advice and refurbishment services.

Leather Care:

When not in use, store your leather product somewhere cool, dry and out of direct sunlight.  We recommend using a soft lint free cloth to clean any minor dust or dirt from the surface of the leather.  Try using a damp baby-wipe for any more stubborn marks but take care not to overwork it or rub too hard.  Leather feed is available in store or via the Swaine Adeney website www.swaine.london.  The specialist swaine Adeney leatherworkers also offer a professional care & repair service in store and via their website.

Hat Care Advice For Panamas

Care: Store your hat somewhere cool & dry, preferably in a hat box. We recommend using a hat jack to help retain the hats shape.  Do not stack with other hats.  If your hat gets wet, leave it to dry naturally. In the case of any damage or loss of shape sustained by mishandling, then please contact your hatter for help & advice.

Cleaning: Dirt or marks should first be cleaned with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth to prevent catching or snagging.  If any marks persist, try cleaning with a moist baby-wipe or mild soap and water.  Care should be taken not to rub too hard.  The use of any cleaning detergents are not recommended.

Hat Care Advice For Fur Felts

Care: Store your hat somewhere cool & dry, preferably in a hat box. We recommend using a hat jack to help retain the hats shape.  Do not stack with other hats.  If your hat gets wet, leave it to dry naturally. In the case of any damage or loss of shape sustained by mishandling, then please contact your hatter for help & advice.

Cleaning: Dirt or marks should first be cleaned with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth to prevent catching or snagging.  If any marks persist, try cleaning with a moist baby-wipe or mild soap and water.  Care should be taken not to rub too hard.  The use of any cleaning detergents are not recommended.

Care Advice For Linen

For Linen products, only care instructions for the treatment of Linen should be followed. We recommend that you store your cap somewhere dry placed peak side down. For longer periods of storage, we recommend keeping your Linen cap in a hat box including some form of moth-repellent. We recommend against brushing your hat as this can cause pilling of the fabric. A soft clean cloth can be used to gently remove any dust or minor particles from the fabric. Linen fabric can be vulnerable to creasing which can be treated with a gentle steam and manipulation of the fabric by hand.  We recommend against direct contact or pressing with an iron. For more advanced cleaning needs we recommend dry-cleaning only or contacting your hatters for more in-depth advice and refurbishment services.

These products are ready and available to ship straight away.  Please contact enquiries-hj@herbert-johnson.co.uk to check our current lead time for shipping this product.

  • Lead times are variable depending on our current volume of new orders being received at our hatting workshop.
  • Some products from our Paratus Hat Collection, may already be crafted and ready to ship to order with short expected lead times.  Please contact us for further information as required.
  • Please note that our team fulfil orders ASAP on a first come first served basis.
  • The wait time for processing our Paratus Collection product orders is normally between 7-14 days but please be aware that this can be subject to change.
  • If you would like to enquire about the current expected lead time for your order, please contact the hatting workshop directly via enquiries-hj@herbert-johnson.co.uk
  • If you are hoping to order your hat for a particular event, please ensure you make your order in plenty of time prior to your deadline.  Please inform our hatting workshop directly if your order is time sensitive and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Our hats are carefully packaged in simple white hat boxes within a cardboard postal boxes for dispatch internationally.
  • Caps will be carefully packaged in a high quality gift box within a cardboard postal box.
  • Accessories items will be packaged in double layer shipping boxes.
  • We ship worldwide.
  • We calculate delivery costs based on the weight of each product and country to which the item is to be posted.
  • Postage costs may be included in the purchase price for some items.

If you'd like to confirm stock of an item before ordering please email enquires@swaine.group.

Delivery costs are calculated on the weight of each product and country. We are pleased to provide a worldwide delivery service with DHL.

All prices shown on our website are with UK VAT.

If you are ordering from outside of the UK please expect your local customs office to charge Duty and Tax at the applicable rate for your country.

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