The Irish flat cap has been around for centuries and has become a fashion staple. Our gorgeous range of Irish hats & Irish caps features the Trinity and Kerry collections from Mucros Weavers in Killarney, County Kerry, purveyors of the finest authentic men's Irish flat caps in rich pure wool tweeds.
Get the classic country gentlemen’s look with a handmade Irish tweed cap or make a statement with our classic flat cap. Whatever style you choose, you can shop knowing these are always 100% authentic Irish caps that use only the finest materials.
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Irish mens hats can be referenced in Ireland as flat caps or paddy caps.
Where did the flat caps originate?
The flat cap originated in North England in the 14th century. By the 16th century in Ireland, a law was passed that any male over 6 years old must wear a woolen cap on Sundays. This rule was created to boost the wool trade. This law was abolished many years later and as men got accustomed to wearing these Irish hats they became staple pieces for any working-class man.
Are Irish Caps for formal occasions?
Yes, most hats and caps can be worn either for formal or casual occasions as they provide a touch of sophistication. Our black Irish Flat Cap is a great example of a cap that can be styled in either way