London Collections Men: Have a Hanky Hat summer

Of all the things that I thought I would find at London Collections, I didn’t think I would find a Hanky Hat. I did though, and it was a craze that swept over every chap at the weekend, and will continue over the summer.

The history of a handkerchief hat can originally be found from the UK industrial age, when workers first started having holidays but couldn’t afford special summer clothing. Later it became a comic cliche with Monty Python rocking the look. Today, it was been resurrected by the chaps at Dashing Tweeds and modernised for today’s dandy.

The new hat is a cross between a flat cap (at the front), and a knotted handkerchief (at the back). The craze is set to continue with the Hanky chaps recording a cheeky song this week, to be released on iTunes. Watch this space for an update on when you can download the full track and watch the video.

Welcome to Maketh The Man, a lifestyle and travel blog by Callum Watt and Anton Welcome.

Maketh The Man launched in 2010 as a home to showcase male jewellery. From the best chunky necklaces to our favourite signet rings. Whilst the Mark Twain quote does say "Clothes maketh the man", we actually think its the finer details that make an outfit really pop. Hence why we decided to focus our attention on how to accessorize your wardrobe.

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