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Herringbone Donegal Cap

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In the shadow of the Bluestack Mountains in northwestern Ireland, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool tweed for generations. A skilled weaver, working at a bench loom, could make up to 30 yards of fabric in a day, using home-raised wool that was often dyed using natural and local materials including moss, yellow gorse, and blackberries. Today the town's largest manufacturer of wool tweed is the Magee, Molloy & McNutt factory, which presides over Donegal's town center in a large redbrick building. About 25 local craftsmen still work on hand looms in their homes, filling the demand for the bespoke look of a well-tailored tweed suit or cap. This classic herringbone-patterned hat is 100% wool and handcrafted in Ireland.

In 1924 David Hanna Sr. started a small tailoring firm in Donegal, where he eventually decided to specialize in the making of handcrafted hats and caps. The very first ''Hanna Hat'' was created in 1964 and it took four and a half hours to complete. Hanna's vintage patchwork cap is one of the most unique of the company's designs. Each is a one-of-a-kind combination of tweed patterns and blends of color, guaranteed to complement virtually everything in your wardrobe. The wool is naturally moisture-repellent as well, and perfect for all kinds of weather.

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Herringbone Donegal Cap
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (10)
    • Travel (6)
    • Commuting (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        69% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (10), Practical (8), Casual dresser (7), Stylish (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Quality of Workmanship, Materials,Stylin

    One of the most attractive hats out there. 100% wool, bold herringbone pattern with flecks of color. Real snap brim not found on less expensive hats This is an original. Lower priced hats...Read complete review

    One of the most attractive hats out there. 100% wool, bold herringbone pattern with flecks of color. Real snap brim not found on less expensive hats This is an original. Lower priced hats from other hat retailers do not compare. No way to adjust fit. I bought an L, which is a little loose however an M would have been too snug.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I liked the hat. The sizing was way off

    The hat looks great: good material and workmanship. The hat is stylish, foldable, warm and better in the wind than anything else except a stocking hat. I have/had several similar hats...Read complete review

    The hat looks great: good material and workmanship. The hat is stylish, foldable, warm and better in the wind than anything else except a stocking hat. I have/had several similar hats that were size 6 3/4 or 7 inches (or equivalent mm sizing) that fitted firmly. The sizing is way off. In the small size, I can easily, simultaneously stick both thumbs under the band at my ears and it is still slightly loose.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    3.0

    Nice hat-didn't fit

    By graham

    from co

    About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality hat
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Not Adjustable
    • Poor Fit
    • Sizing Was Incorrect

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Evening
    • Travel

    Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

    High quality hat

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
     
    4.0

    Smart traditional & quality materials

    By CC

    from Orange County, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

        quality materials

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        A very good product, well priced

        By Paulus

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Comfort-oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

          I wear it most days, very comfortable

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth the price

          By Retired Ranger

          from Marfa, TX

          About Me Casual, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Warm In Mild To Very Cold

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

              Wear on early morning walks and runs with the dog. Much more comfortable but just as warm as a knit cap.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it.

              By RTD

              from BROOKLYN, NY

              About Me Comfort-oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Travel

                Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

                I love it.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                wool cap

                By Double A

                from Woodland Hills, CA

                About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Commuting

                  Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

                  Birthday gift

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just the top...

                  By SEADAG

                  from Rimouski QC CA

                  About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

                    Just what I expected

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                     
                    5.0

                    An excellent Ireland Original

                    By Woodshop Doug

                    from Aubrey, TX, USA

                    About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

                      This exactly replaces a similar cap that I left on a tour bus (the red double decker)in Dublin in 2011. It was like finding a long-lost friend!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Good cap

                      By Over the Hill Guy

                      from Ann Arbor , MI

                      About Me Comfort-oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Commuting
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

                      Looks nice and keeps my balding head warm!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome cap, Sizing incorrect

                      By B-dub

                      from Dundas, Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Appreciate Authenticity, Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Commuting
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Herringbone Donegal Cap:

                        Read previous reviews to know that the cap fits large compared to stated measurements, so bought the correct size. Love the cap, goes especially well with my handlebar moustache!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels full size too big
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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