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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 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (7)
    • Travel (6)
    • Commuting (4)
    • Evening (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (6), Casual dresser (4), Stylish (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Good quality, high price

    By Guillame le Gourmand

    from South Jersey, US

    About Me Casual, Cheap Quality Oriented, Comfort-oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Irish Donegal Tweed Cap:

      Expensive, especially since you can find this style of hat at 1/7th the price. However, the quality is very good. The cap is made of heavier material than most in this style making it better for cold weather and the advertisement is true, the use of many colors make it compatable with almost any color clothing.

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