Newsboy Cap

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Peaked cap similar to a flat cap

newsboy hatsThe Newsboy Cap is a casual cap similar in style to the flat cap. It is also known as the  Baker Boy, Apple Cap, Eight Panel, Cabbie, Jay Gatsby (from The Great Gatsby), and Lundberg Stetson.

In the UK and US, the Newsboy Cap peaked in popularity in the 1910s and 1920s.

It has a similar shape and stiff peak as a flat cap, but the body of the cap is rounder, fuller, and usually with eight panels sewn together from central point on the top of the hat, which is covered by a cloth button. The body of the cap is also pulled forward over the brim, often with a button attaching the front to it.

Newsboy Caps were traditionally made from wool, tweed, and cotton, but can be found in leather, denim and other non-traditional materials.

Women are now often seen wearing Newsboy Caps.

Other names for the Newsboy Cap

  • Baker Boy
  • Apple Cap
  • Eight Panel
  • Cabbie
  • Jay Gatsby
  • Lundberg Stetson

Famous Newsboy Cap wearers

  • Brian Johnson AC/DC
  • David Beckham
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Jay Gatsby