Jack Pyke superb Wax Flat Cap is guaranteed to keep you dry and looking your smartest whether shooting or in town. A fantastic flat cap from Jack Pyke, ideal for country pursuits
This Superb Wax Flat Cap is made from waxed cotton, which is lightweight on the head as well as making sure to keep out the rain. With its peaked style to encourage rain away and sun’s rays out, the wax flat cap covers all areas.
Available in Green and in sizes 57 – 61 cm
- Made from a 100% cotton with waxed exterior that makes it weather protective and water repellent
- Peak brim to ward off rain and keep the sun out of your eyes
- Classic flat cap style will match to your country outfits as well as very functional
Advantages of a superb waxed flat cap
What is Waxed Cotton?
Waxed cotton, or otherwise referred to as waxed canvas, is a durable tightly woven cotton permeated with paraffin or natural beeswax based wax. This waxing process can make the fabric rain resistant or even waterproof.
The Origins of the Superb Wax Flat Cap
A long, long time ago, around the 15th century, English and Scottish mariners found that sails worked best when they were wetted with fish oils and grease. Being the frugal and ingenious men that they were, the seamen would use the remnants of worn sails as waterproof capes and soon gave birth to the sailor’s slicker.
British Millinery has always been at the forefront of innovation and UK manufacturer of waxed cotton for outerwear. As an industry exporter of this specialty textile across the globe they have always been second to none.
The Superb Wax Flat Cap is a natural progression of all the historical creations of the past, and as such gives the wearer the comfort and protection required.
During World War II waxed cotton became the choice for waterproof clothing needed for the armed forces. In the late 1940s and 1950s use of waxed cotton expanded as extra material, and army-surplus sold off cheaply.