From DOUBLE DIAMOND and originating in 19th-century Britain and Ireland, the NEWSBOY CAP, known also as Baker Boy, became popular among working-class boys on newspaper ‘rounds’. Flat caps were the original uniform of the newsboy and became a staple piece of workwear on the railway and for factory workers. Since then, the adoption of the newsboy cap as an accessory has endured among sportsman, drivers and the gentry.

The SALT AND PEPPER CHAMBRAY NEWSBOY CAP is reproduced in a distinctive Yarn-Twisted Black/Gray Chambray fabric, popular with Steam Locomotive crews in the early 20th Century. Its light weight and relative breathability meant it could be used to cover undergarments in hot conditions, such as those found while driving & firing a Steam Train without overheating.

The black or gray fabric had a distinct visual quality that made stains less noticeable, the forgiving nature of the fabric led to its use as workwear in various industries. This type of fabric was particularly popular among car mechanics and other professions until the 1960s.

The Newsboy Cap features meticulously reproduced details, including: Traditional 8-Panel round crown design, flat visor, lined cotton band and all cotton stitching.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Yarn twisted chambray cloth
  • 8 panel construction
  • Made in Japan