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Thompson Baker Boy Hat- Grey Herringbone

Offering a unique take on this classic headgear, our Baker Boy Hat is crafted from the finest Harris Tweed.

$145

$105
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HOW THE GARMENT FITS....

  • Athletic
  • Fitted
  • Regular
  • Relaxed

100 years of the baker boy cap

All our Thompson Caps bear the prestigious Harris Label. 'Harris Tweed' is a tweed made from pure virgin wool produced in Scotland, spun, dyed, and finished in the Outer Hebrides and hand-woven by the Islanders at their own homes in the Islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist, Barra, all known as the Outer Hebrides.

"I live in my Thompson Baker Boy Hat, the leather peak is now ageing beautifully."

INTRODUCING

Offering a unique take on this classic headgear, our &SONS Thompson Baker Boy Hat is crafted from the finest Harris Tweed.

A distinguishing and unique feature of our Baker Boy Hat is the strip of leather that we apply under the peak of the cap for added style and strength. The peak features the &SONS emblem hand stamped into the leather.

All our Thompson Caps bear the prestigious Harris Label. 'Harris Tweed' is a tweed made from pure virgin wool produced in Scotland, spun, dyed, and finished in the Outer Hebrides and hand-woven by the Islanders at their own homes in the Islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist, Barra, all known as the Outer Hebrides.

"I live in my Thompson Baker Boy Hat, the leather peak is now ageing beautifully."

FABRIC & FEATURES

  • Traditional and versatile Baker Boy Hat in its classic form Created from traditionally woven Harris Tweed
  • Outer- 100% Wool
  • Lining- 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton
  • Natural leather strip beneath the peak
  • Stitch points across the peak to strengthen and retain shape
  • In M and L, XL & XXL
  • Made in the UK

ORIGINS

The 8 piece flat cap style now often known as a Cabbie Cap, Paddy Cap, Newsboy Cap and Baker boy, became, like the immigrants that brought it with them, totally assimilated into the fabric of classic 20th Century Americana. The style was popular in Europe and North America in the early 20th centuries among both boys and adult men. As the name suggests, it was at the time associated with newspaper boys. This gives rise to a misunderstanding. It is true that many newspaper boys and other working boys at the time wore flat caps along with other styles. This style was not, however, worn only by boys. Flat caps were very common for North American and European men and boys of all classes during the early 20th century and were almost universal during the 1910s-20s, particularly among the working 'lower' classes. A great many photographs of the period show these caps worn not only by newsboys, but by dockworkers, high steel workers, shipwrights, costermongers, farmers, beggars, bandits, artisans, and tradesmen of many types. This is also well attested in novels and films of this period and just after. Eight-piece style caps are essentially an offshoot of a scottish tam o' shanter. While they were worn by boys and men of all social classes, they were worn by the 'upper' classes primarily for leisure activities, and the style became associated with well-to-do country sportsmen, drivers and wealthy golfers.

Style Tip: Wear the cap facing forward, unless of course we're back in the 90's. For added style, give the cap a title to one side. Made in the UK

SIZING + FIT

SizeSMLXLXXL
Neck Size37 - 3839 - 40.540.5 - 4243 - 44.546 - 47
Chest91 - 9799 - 104106 - 112114 - 122124 - 129.5
Waist71 - 7884 - 8991 - 96.599 - 104106 - 112
Arm Length59.5 - 6162 - 63.566 - 6767 - 68.569.5 - 71
USA36 - 3838 - 4042 - 4446 - 4849 - 51
EU44 - 4648 - 5052 - 5456 - 5860 - 62
Neck Size14.5 - 1515.5 - 1616 - 16.517 - 17.518 - 18.5
Chest36 - 3839 - 4142 - 4445 - 4849 - 51
Waist28 - 3233 -3536 - 3839 - 4142 - 44
Arm Length23.5 - 2424.5 - 2525.5 - 2626.5 - 2727.5 - 28
USA36 - 3838 - 4042 - 4446 - 4849 - 51
EU44 - 4648 - 5052 - 5456 - 5860 - 62

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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