When Mac Belford came to the United States as a 3 month old baby, New York was welcoming new cultures and becoming more fashionable with each day. The common hats of his Russian birthplace were replaced with lighter and more versatile designs, new colors and textures. This fascination with hats gave birth to a brand which created a new American tradition- Brooklyn millinery.
For decades, stylish Americans flocked to Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn to find the perfect hat. Among the most popular models was the cabbies’ hat. Although fashion trends have come and gone, this design remains one of the most stylish and sought after looks. Today, the Mac Belford brand has sustained its traditional values, but is able to offer the best in materials and craftsmanship thanks to modernization.
This cabbie hat with an elegant twist is made from 100% renowned Scottish Tweed. You can now treat yourself to the luxury of hand loomed, high quality and lightweight wool from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, right here in Brooklyn. We have imported this traditional fabric to create a limited set of American-made flat caps. In fact, with only 12 or so hats per color these creations are a timeless and exclusive fashion piece.
Also known as an Ivy Cap, this hat provides the versatility of a malleable/flexible brim which allows it to change from a curved baseball cap to a flat bill shape. Whichever way you choose to put it on, the added comfort of the soft lambs’ skin on the inner forehead lining and the quilted polyester under the caps’ wool make it a dream to wear.
The white, grey and maroon wool color combination means that this design can complement a range of outfits. This cap also features a frontal bronze snap which can be visible or hidden depending on how you decide to wear the hat.
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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