Mac Belford began selling hats on Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn in the 1920’s and became a landmark of this iconic part of New York. In the almost century that has passed the face of New York has changed significantly but the production of Mac Belford caps proudly continues in Brooklyn.
An ode to the development of a modern New York, this hat is a fusion of traditional fashion and the modernity of urbanism, roads and power lines which have fostered the citys’ growth.
This elegant tweed has been imported from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. As a contrast to the mass production trend, this wool is made by a cottage industry of weavers who work out of their homes and garages, powering their looms with bicycles (Harris Tweed). We take great pride in retaining traditional millinery methods and this tweed was the perfect beginning to this New York style story.
Once in Brooklyn, we take this tweed and craft these stylish hats to include an inner lining which features soft lambs’ skin over the forehead and quilted polyester under the wool.
Aside from its colors which make it extremely compatible with a range of outfits, the cap is also able to adapt in terms of its style. The cap has a bronze snap that allows it to be opened up in front. The snap is visible when the hat is opened. It is invisible when snapped shut.
The hat size will stretch slightly with wear. Sizes are:
Medium (7, 22”, 56 cm)
Large (7 ¼, 22 5/8, 58 cm)
Extra Large (7 ½, 23 1/2”, 60 cm)
Extra, Extra Large (7 ¾, 24 1/4”, 62 cm).
Hats like these are known as Scally Caps, Driver Caps, Ivy Caps, Irish Caps, Newsboy Caps, Flat Caps, Gatsby Caps, Hunting Caps or Cabbie’s.
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