The Gatsby, baker boy, newsboy, cabbie, sixpence… the rounder, fuller-bodied cousin of the flat cap goes by many names, owing to its uptake by different groups throughout history. And it’s not surprising that the accessory has always had wide appeal – it’s inherently practical, virtually ageless and adaptable to any time of the year.
Our iconic Gatsby Cap has been the mainstay of the Bates cap range for more than 60 years. In a departure from its famous winter-weight fabrics, the classic cap is reworked for summer with new materials and colours. In airy cotton, linen or silk – in both our staple solid shades and limited-edition patterns – the hat takes on a warm-weather practicality and a more urban aesthetic.
Characterised by an eight-piece construction and central button, the Gatsby sits low on the head, its peak providing impressive sun protection – ideal for golfing or sailing. The summer Gatsby can be as smart or casual as you want it to be, such is its universal charm. Find one in our collection to add character to any look.