Five reasons flat caps are trendy again

Trying on the latest fashion must-have, a flat cap.
Trying on the latest fashion must-have, a flat cap.
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Flat caps are becoming fashionable again in Yorkshire - but who has been wearing them and what can you get for your money? Here we look at five fascinating facts about flat caps...

HATS OFF TO THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FLAT CAP

• Hollywood superstars Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt have both been pictured out in public, during winter 2015-6, wearing a flat cap. Both men were in New York - Di Caprio wore a grey flat cap as he went out shopping; Pitt sported a grey one as he headed to the airport.

• Fancy looking like Watson, who was Sherlock Holmes’s sidekick? You can buy a Watson Country Tweed hat for £79 from Christys’. If that price sounds too steep, why not go for Sherlock’s look? One of his tweed hats will cost you £50.

• Supporters of Yorkshire football club Bradford City set the new Guinness World Record for flat caps at a single venue, back in April, when 403 wore them at a match against Preston North End. It helped them raise more than £10,000 for the city’s Burns Unit.

• David Beckham wore a dark grey flat cap when he was out in Los Angeles this year - he admits that he listens to what Victoria says about fashion “99 per cent of the time” and she is a fashion designer these days.

Idris Elba wears the Caunnaught tweed cap, �65, by Kemapdoo Millar at www.kempadoomillar.com

Idris Elba wears the Caunnaught tweed cap, �65, by Kemapdoo Millar at www.kempadoomillar.com

• Olympians have used flat caps when representing their countries in opening ceremonies - the Canadian team sported them at the 1998 Winter Olympics and the United States wore them at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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