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Pub and Duckbill Caps

Hats Off to the Men’s Pub Cap

Keep things crisp and classy with stylish pub caps and duckbill caps for men hand-picked by the hat-loving crew at Hats in the Belfry. Similar to ivy caps, pub hats feature flat brims with either stitching or button snaps at the top. This iconic silhouette offers a casual yet classic overall look, making it great for wearing for both practical and fashion purposes. Hats in the Belfry carries a great selection of duckbill hats by all of the best hat makers around, including our own premium yet affordable Belfry Hats plus trendy pub caps by long-term hat-makers such as Kangol, New Era, Christys Crown and more. You’ll find the best selection and the best prices on quality pub hats at Hats in the Belfry.

The duckbill or pub cap has become very popular of late, with stars like Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake and Leo DiCaprio sporting them at various venues, in a variety of fabrics and colors. If you want to emulate this stylish look, the best way to pull it off is to keep things classic and simple. Also, a pub or duckbill cap should be worn in a fabric that is seasonally appropriate, which still leaves a lot of leeway for individual flair. Pub caps are usually sewn in an 8/4 fabric pattern, but with a deeper crown than the traditional ivy or driver style. The profile of the pub cap does resemble a “duck’s bill” as it slopes down towards the front of the crown, hence the name “duckbill cap.”  And then there’s the duckbill-ivy cap, which is a hybrid version of both styles, usually featuring a flatter profile with various stitched fabric panels forming the crown. Men or women with high foreheads tend to look better in the pub style, since it tends to drop down on the forehead more than the ivy/driver style. The best way to decide which looks best, is to try both styles on, then make your decision. As Frank Sinatra once said, “A hat looks right when no one laughs.” He could be onto something there! 

Our Belfry line includes pub hats for all occasions and personal styles, including classic and contemporary pub caps made from comfortable materials like soft, jersey cotton and warm wool for all-season wear. Belfry pub caps feature custom linings and inner sweatbands for supreme comfort throughout the day. Many are made in America and feature paneled crowns and buttoned tops for that unmistakable pub cap charm. We also carry plaid pub caps for a more traditional flair and basic styles that come in a huge assortment of colors ranging from black to bright red. Browse our huge selection of men’s caps for even more fantastic options.

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