The Mac Belford brand was created as a celebration of two great American businessmen and patriots, both of whom happen to be grandfathers of the companys’ director. One of these extraordinary gentlemen, Alexander Mintz, was born in Brooklyn but spent many years travelling throughout Asia. One of his most frequent destinations was Japan. The whimsical cherry blossoms that decorated the branches and footpaths on his journeys are evoked in this pink flat cap.
The extra light weight wool used to create this cap is imported from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland where it is hand loomed by a cottage industry of weavers who work out of their homes and garages. Mac Belfords’ millinery then takes these limited quantities of tweed and creates these elegant caps in Brooklyn, NY. Here, the final touches are also added to make this hat exceptionally comfortable to wear. This includes soft lambs’ skin over the forehead and quilted polyester under the wool
The cap has a bronze snap that allows it to be opened up in front. The snap is very visible when the hat is opened and is a contrasting color. It is invisible when snapped shut. This snap allows the wearer to choose the style of cap they wish to wear, while the malleable brim allows it to change from a curved baseball cap shape to a flat bill shape.
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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