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Flat caps

On 20 Feb 2013 at 8:39pm Blah Blah Blah wrote:
What is it with flat caps in Lewes? Half the men under Forty I saw at the weekend seemed to be wearing them. In the main they looked ridiculous .Without exception all these caps looked new. Obviously another fashion trend has passed me by. As far as I am concerned flat caps should only be worn North of the Trent, by men over 60 and ,who have had at least a passing acquaintance with manual labour.
On 20 Feb 2013 at 8:46pm male model wrote:
blah blah blah tin helmets are the nxt big thing
On 20 Feb 2013 at 9:59pm Brussel Sprout wrote:
Rural town chic.
On 20 Feb 2013 at 10:53pm Paul wrote:
Err it's called fashion and it changes over time. This forum is hilarious I've told all my friends about it - bitter and twisted old Daily Mail moaners complaining about everything. Brilliant.
On 20 Feb 2013 at 11:28pm Cllr Donna Edmunds wrote:
I saw a 12 year old wearing a flat cap in Lewes today. Go figure.
It suited him though, to give him his dues.
On 20 Feb 2013 at 11:55pm drone wrote:
Flat caps seem to be the new baseball caps. Some of us have been wearing them for years
On 21 Feb 2013 at 6:50am grafter wrote:
Often paired with designer stubble and tweed? I have been trying to re-introduce the deer stalker myself but doesn't seem to be catching on.
On 21 Feb 2013 at 7:53am sjep76 wrote:
A few years ago it was Beanie hats everybody was wearing even on hot days, and a few years before that baseball caps. It is just fashion coming round again.
On 21 Feb 2013 at 8:38am Pete wrote:
Chacun a son gout....
On 21 Feb 2013 at 11:00am Townie wrote:
Noticed this a lot lately, it looks absolutely hideous on young people. As mentioned, it should be illegal for anyone under the age of 60 to wear one !!!!
On 21 Feb 2013 at 1:12pm Old Cynic wrote:
Paul - you are so right! Nothing makes Lewes more like Midsomer Murders than the nutters that post on here! Flat caps are for northerners only - what? Along with whippets and black-pudding and other stupid out dated regional stereotypes :-)
On 21 Feb 2013 at 5:42pm wayne wrote:
Its cos lewes is the new chav town innit!
On 21 Feb 2013 at 6:34pm Dunk wrote:
My dad always used to wear one to keep his head warm. Always makes me laugh to see them as a fashion item.
On 21 Feb 2013 at 7:05pm Dan wrote:
I bet the mens shops like Paul Clark and Hugh Rae like it!
Loads of lolly!
On 21 Feb 2013 at 9:42pm Bruciare il Papa wrote:
I rather welcome the return of a flat cap - if worn with style it looks rather dapper
On 21 Feb 2013 at 11:53pm chav wrote:
we is millwall, remember, all burberry, trakies no class and a dfl flat cap, no one likes us, we dont care!!! Cue knuckle dragging1
On 22 Feb 2013 at 8:16pm wrote:
On 24 Feb 2013 at 1:03pm Aralski wrote:
"Err it's called fashion and it changes over time. This forum is hilarious I've told all my friends about it - bitter and twisted old Daily Mail moaners complaining about everything. Brilliant."
There is that and the forum is indeed pretty funny but there is also the rather ridiculous practice that some who have just moved to Lewes from an urban area (dare I say London) buy themselves a pair of hunter wellies, a barbour/bellstaff jacket, flat cap and tweed vest. This notion that Lewes is some kind of rural utopia is simply laughable as is the idea that the town was somehow a better place before it became a fashionable place in which to reside. It wasn't, it was dull and pretty uninteresting then and it remains so.
On 25 Feb 2013 at 12:23pm brixtonbelle wrote:
I think it's called 'rural chic' and has leapfrogged 'shabby chic'. Flat caps/ tweed caps are not just the preserve of the posh/country set, they were common wear for the common working man for many, many years. Now, for some, it's just an affectation. Funny how , as chav says, the burberry label and rural chic look has been common on the terraces for some years now, but also popular amongst the made in chelsea/ sloanes mob too. Now the trendy middle class and faux artisan class are getting in on the act, it's not just the DFLs.

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