4th July 12, 10:17 PM
Someone is more than welcome to correct me if I'm wrong. But I believe traditionally the half button shirt was a "shirt" and the full button shirt was referred to as a "blouse"
Originally Posted by Blackrose87
I find this funny as, growing up, I always associated flat caps with Germans as my grandfather and father always wore them. And during my Europe trip last Fall I saw more flat caps, and higher quality ones (IMO) in Germany than in Ireland.
Originally Posted by auld argonian
As to the OP...
2nd December 12, 12:51 AM
I am going to be in the minority here...the extreme minority...please...no pelting with tomatos...I wear my flatcap (vintage Maguire tweed from Donegal) daily and often with my kilt. I am 28 years-old, so very far from old age.
I know it isn't traditional with the kilt but to my younger generation's eye it actually fits fine. Plus, seeing HM King George sporting it...bloody well, I might add, just seals the deal for me.
I have never been able to get into Balmorals or Glengarries or Tams. THOSE say "old man hat" to me moreso than the flatcap. I usually go bareheaded whilest kilted but occasionally wear my flatcap.
I would dig a deerstalker. I think I would sport it in the winter.
To each their own, however.
BTW...baseball caps never go with my kilt....or cowboy hats.
Last edited by TheOfficialBren; 2nd January 13 at 02:12 AM.
The Official [BREN]
2nd December 12, 07:35 AM
My apologies to the OP because this is slightly off topic but I thought I would post this as an example of flat caps worn with style!
2nd December 12, 07:52 AM
Let's see... heart attack, check.
Grey/white beard, check.
AARP mailings, and offers from The Scooter Store for "free in-home mobility assessments" coming constantly in the mail, check.
New flat cap purchased two weeks ago, check.
Yep. I must be old now.
Last edited by unixken; 29th December 12 at 04:50 AM.
U.S. Coast Guard, Retired
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA
2nd December 12, 12:37 PM
i saw a nice museum on kilmarnock and highland bonnets .
a Kilmarnock is considered a big farming cover to overhand for the weather keeping rain off your face ..like Burns' Tam O' Shanter . There was a military entry saying highlnad bonnets were much smaller than Lowland ones I take to mean Kilmarnocks . The museum also showed highland bonnets locally made up there taken form 1700's burials ..they sort of resembled ..the Henry VIIIth period or is you see movie Elizabeth with Sir ### ..(great Exscape "X" .Attenborough ..Lord Burleigh ?? ..with a bit of a skirt and not justr like a modern Balmoral .
I think a modern flatcap is an improved bonnet to many ..I dont; knwo when it came on the scene ..Victorian sports had them 1800ish ..
my 2 sense .
2nd December 12, 12:57 PM
I agree. The flatcap seems to have evolved from the bonnet. I would be interested in learning the history of the flatcap.
The Official [BREN]
2nd December 12, 03:22 PM
While it is considered decent to cover your nether regions and a kilt can fulfil that purpose, what you wear on your head is completely optional. So if you want to wear a flat cap then go ahead.
3rd December 12, 02:21 PM
My "nether" regions are a bit furrier than my balding pate so if one gets a kilt the other deserves a cap or bonnet of some sort, even on warm sunny days for protection.
Originally Posted by Phil
And by the way, nice to "hear" your voice again Phil. Been too long my friend.
25th December 12, 06:43 PM
Please don't take away my membership card to XMarks, I'm going to be wearing my Donegal Tweed walking or country hat when a hat is needed in casual outdoor settings.
Bruce, Clan Muirhead
Be who you are; those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
29th December 12, 04:37 AM