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Irish Donegal Tweed Cap

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Weather-resistant and extremely durable, Donegal wool tweed has long been one of the world's highest quality fabrics and a symbol of the Irish county where it is made. A patchwork of herringbone- and houndstooth-patterned Donegal tweed reflects the area's quilting traditions and retains the tailored look of a bygone age. Each cap is unique and patterns will vary.

100% wool. Made in Ireland.

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. The fabric is prized by the largest international fashion houses as well as tourists looking for an authentic piece of highest quality Irish artisanry. 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.


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Irish Donegal Tweed Cap
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Evening (4)
    • Commuting (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (5), Casual dresser (3), Stylish (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    sized right

    By 49 yr wife

    from Southern Missouri

    About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Breathable
    • Classic Style And Qualit
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Evening
      • Travel

      Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

      I was thrilled to find that I could order this item from National Geographic.

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

      Very nice product - great quality.

      By A1 woods

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Comfort-oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

        The fit is good, and nice quality product.

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very stylish hat for the times.

        By Witpaard

        from Provo, UT

        About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Formal, Frugal, Handsom, Intellectual, Loving, Practical, Sophisticated, Spiritual, Vegan, Well Informed, Wise

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A La Mode
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Commuting
          • Evening
          • Travel

          Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

          I use this hat every time I am out and about. It is very comfortable to wear. I love the patchwoork design. I love the fact that this hat is not made in China. It is made by the original hatmakers of this specific style hat in Ireland; making this a very authentic/genuine product. I would recomend this hat to anyone. I love the way it looks on me.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Yes a gift for my husband, he loves it

          By Blondie

          from Australia

          About Me Casual

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Travel

            Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

            Very stylish to wear anywhere

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

            Irish Donegal Tweed Cap

            By Dennis

            from Rockford, IL

            About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Commuting
              • Evening
              • Travel

              Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

              Will recommend this to all my friends.

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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This cap looks and feels great!

              By Jeff

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Comfort-oriented, Trendy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Not Adjustable

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Commuting
              • Evening
              • Travel

              Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

              The patchwork is wonderfully done by hand and has enough variety to stay interesting. People notice this cap and complement it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I like the hat.

              By Lew

              from Raleigh-Durham, NC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

                    I like the hat. 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.

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

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Quality, befitting National Geographic

                    By Tom Toot

                    from Sauble Beach, On. Canada.

                    About Me High-end shopper, Stylish, Trendy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

                        Typical of well made Irish woolen goods.
                        Also typical of quality pertaining to anything
                        National Geographic promotes.
                        first class all the way.

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

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