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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 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        83% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

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

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    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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