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The Right Amount

Flatcaps and I have a love/hate relationship. I’ve been searching for one like Robert Redford wore in “The Great Gatsby” since I saw the movie in the 1980’s. The problem is that modern flatcaps are more streamlined than the ones produced in the 1920’s.

Except for this one, the Shelby model, based on the hit Netflix series “Peaky Blinders“. Made to 1920’s specs by an American company based in Massachusetts, this cap has just the right amount of drape I’d guess you call it? The eight-panel cap is handmade with a curved, sewn-down brim, and is is made of heavyweight wool tweed in deep “Raven” black.

It comes in a blue, black and white herringbone and black, if you can get one in your size, which I highly recommend that you do.

In other news, stay tuned for the release of The Middle Ground, my guide to smart casual, wonderfully illustrated by friend of the blog Brohammas.

6 thoughts on “The Right Amount

  1. Chris, you always look great and I am looking forward to your new book on The Middle Ground. Will you sell it on Amazon?

  2. Dearest Chris,
    Great flatcap and black trenchcoat too!
    Happy for your upcoming publication, no doubt worthwhile for many to reference.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you Mariette! The coat is actually my brother-in-law’s from his days as a cadet at The Naval Academy in annapolis, MD. The buttons and rank insignia were changed out to make it a civilian version. It is most useful. Merry Christmas!

  4. The cap looks great. I’m waiting for my father to give me his.

    And I can’t wait for the book! If I remember correctly there was a post on one of your blogs about the first time you met each other for lunch, and now just doing a quick search he compared you to Gerald Murphy! After a compliment like that, no wonder you asked him to illustrate the book! I’m not sure if there was supposed to be a link in the post, but I’ll keep checking Amazon until I find it.

  5. Thanks Nick! I’ll let everyone know when the book launches. You remember correctly. I’ve kept up with Brohammas over the years and have a couple of his paintings hanging in my bar room. He is a fine fellow. Always interesting.

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