Irish tweed caps have been worn by Irish men for generations. Elegant, handcrafted caps are skillfully tailored in Ireland, to create signature caps that any man would be proud to wear.
Irish tweed caps are warm and stylish and a perfect addition to any wardrobe for the cold winter months. Made by Jonathan Richard in Dublin, these stylish tweed flat caps are created using a classic design.
For the eleventh day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Irish Gifts Giveaways, we have a lovely blue tweed men's cap as a prize for one lucky reader to win.
Once again I am teaming up with Aidan from Gifts of Ireland to bring you another Irish gift this Christmas.
And so, without further ado, let me show you our eleventh lovely prize.
(A quick tip from Mom - Take a look at the video at the top or side of this post to see the prize in more detail.)
Day 11 Prize: Irish Tweed Men's Cap
I believe Irish tweed flat caps add an eye-catching touch of Irish style to any man's wardrobe. In fact, they're so stylish, I think they suit women too.
Today, let's take a look at the history of Irish flat caps, and why they are such a great piece of clothing to wear.
The history of this famous Irish accessory is actually very interesting. Evidence of this type of cap can be traced back to Northern England in the 14th century.
Their popularity was forced upon the people of the British Isles in 1571. The English Parliament enacted a law to help stimulate the domestic economy by promoting the consumption of wool.
They declared that all male persons over the age of 6 must wear a woolled cap on Sundays and holidays. A fine was issued if anyone disobeyed this law, except of course for the nobility, who were exempted from the law and could wear their silly wigs.
This Act of Parliament was repealed in 1597, but its legacy continued for centuries. The working class of Ireland adopted the flat woolen cap as an everyday accessory.
The popularity of flat caps declined in the past 50 years, but recently they're remerging as a fun and functional fashion accessory.
The Irish flat cap goes by many names. Here's a quick list of the names I'm familiar with:
- the scully cap
- newsboy cap
- a cabbie,
- a paddie,
- a caubeen
- a scally
- a duffer
- a crook cap
The Irish cap has a distinctive rounded shape and small stiff brim to the front. They are commonly made from woollen fabrics or tweed. They're usually lined inside for extra comfort and warmth.
These caps have been worn by many leading men in Irish movies. John Wayne wore an Irish cap in The Quiet Man.
Tom Cruise donned a peaked hat in Far and Away. Plus, Cillian Murphy looked dapper in his tweed cap in The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
Today's prize was designed and manufactured by Jonathan Richards Hats in Ballyfermot in Dublin.
This company was founded in 1924 by two Irish men. The tailor, Jonathan teamed up with a marketer named Richard and for the past 97 years this company has been producing the very best of Irish tweed caps.
Check Out Our Video Prize Reveal
At the top of this post I've shared a short video featuring this lovely prize.
I met with Aidan from Gifts of Ireland in Dublin, and we shot an information video together highlighting each prize for our giveaway series.
Why not check it out, and get to know us a little better, as we take a look at the quality craftsmanship gone into making this traditional Irish flat cap.
Plus I share another Irish Christmas blessing at the end of the video. We have a blessing for each day of our giveaways.
Today's blessing goes like this. You'll find a free printable on my blog to save and share.
How To Purchase Gifts From Gifts of Ireland
Aidan stocks a wide selection of gifts from the Jonathan Richard hat collection.
You can purchase this wonderful men's tweed cap through this link...
I hope you find something you love in this wonderful selection of Irish hats.
How To Enter Our Giveaway
One reader will win a Jonathan Richard Men's Tweed Cap.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.
You can write any comment. If you need inspiration why not let us know if own any piece of Irish tweed clothing.
If you live in Canada or Ireland, then please answer the following question in your comment by typing A, B or C for the correct answer ...
What is used to make Irish tweed?
A winning comment will be chosen randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner WordPress plug-in.
Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our winner for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
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A big thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends. Why not spread a little Irish Christmas cheer with those you love this year?
Any many thanks to the good folks at Gifts of Ireland for so generously sponsoring this prize, and all the prizes in our 12 Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways.
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 12 of our Irish Giveaways. It's our very last prize in the series.
- May The Road Rise To Meet You Irish Blessing Plate Day Twelve Gift
- Irish Tweed Cap Day Eleven Prize
- Health, Love and Happiness Ogham Wishes Day Ten Gift
- Love, Loyalty and Friendship Irish Wall Art Day 9 Gift
- Celtic Pocket Watch By Mullingar Pewter Day 8 Gift
- Erin Knitwear Hat For Her Day Seven Gift
- Celtic Cross Silver Pendant Day Six Gift
- Donegal Tweed Scarf Day Five Christmas Gift
- Ireland Photo Frame Day Four Christmas Giveaway Prize
- Quiet Man Cottage - Day Three Prize For Christmas
- Day Two Of Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways
- Day One Of Our Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaways
Update - Winner Chosen
Our winner has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community.
Stay tuned for more stories and giveaways over the coming weeks and months.
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
Disclosure: Irish American Mom LLC has an affiliate relationship with Gifts of Ireland which means I earn a small commission should you purchase an item through the links on my blog. The price you pay is not affected. Thank you for supporting this Irish business.
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