[The Rite Stuff] Waverly 8-panel Salt & Pepper Cap (Charcoal)
From the UK and then across the pond to America, the “newsboy” cap was the cap of the working class for its simplicity and versatility from workwear to golf and even for dress. That’s why we’re introducing the 8-panel Waverly adjustable cap that completes nearly any outfit.
The flat cap, or newsboy cap, traces its history back to 14th century Northern England where it was called a bonnet. The hat found favor with burghers, tradesmen, and apprentices across the UK and then in the USA as well.
For this release we’ve selected a 10 oz. salt and pepper, or covert, chambray cloth milled in Japan. Don’t let the smooth hand of this fabric fool you: it’s also hard-wearing and resists showing dirt. This fabric was especially popular with American mechanics as it doesn’t readily show grease stains.
The Waverly features a snap-down brim, not sewn down like you’ll see on cheaper hats. Look behind the snap and you’ll find the adjustable strap with metal buckle that’s made for us in Japan. This handy strap allows for adjusting the size down two sizes.
Your head will also like the full leather sweatband topped off with a ribbon.
And once again, we’ve teamed up again with John Lofgren & Co. to have this piece ethically made for us in Japan to John Lofgren’s exacting standards of quality.
The Waverly cap has all the trimmings indeed and is made for the discerning gentleman or lady.
-One size fits most (59 cm / 23 in / 7 3/8)
-100% cotton, 10 oz. salt and pepper covert chambray cloth, milled in Japan
-Leather sweatband with ribbon closure
-Herringbone-taped interior seams
-Indestructible snap brim
-Buckle strap for size adjustment
-Made in Japan
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