I searched what seemed the whole of London for a flat cap a few years ago. At the time nobody was selling them. When I finally found this one in a London department store my friends (especially John) teased me mercilessly for wearing it. A flat cap! Nobody wore that apart from their own grandfathers. But then a few months later a lot of people, not just octogenarians, were suddenly wearing them – including John.
Lately I’ve noticed them on a lot of heads in Berlin as well. Is the flat cap back? Or are people just forced to come up with an alternative “summer” wardrobe? With all the rain we’ve had I’ve certainly been wearing mine a lot since May.