Irish Tweed Hats

Written by James Lyons
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You might be asking yourself, "Why would I ever purchase Irish tweed hats if I have no idea what tweed actually is?" If that is the case, let me put your mind at ease. Tweed is a rough-surfaced woolen cloth, usually comprised of different colors, initially produced in Scotland.

Given that tidbit of information, you can now ascertain what Irish tweed hats are. In addition, if you have ever traveled to Scotland or Ireland, you should have a pretty good idea of the weather. If it's not raining, then it's about to rain.

Irish Tweed Hats Were Created for a Reason

Much like New Yorkers, the Irish love to walk. In fact, the Irish don't let the weather deter them from their afternoon or evening stroll. They wear woolen hats because tweed is naturally water resistant and helps keep you warm in cool, damp weather conditions. The Irish have produced some of the greatest writers in history largely because of their willingness to protect the noggin.

Not really, but the Irish do have a knack for hats and their hats were initially designed for practical purposes--keeping your head dry and warm. If you ever hit Dublin and frequent one of the many pubs, you will probably discover that beer and booze do an excellent job keeping the head and body warm. However, that stuff won't keep you dry, unless, of course, you pass out indoors. You better bring a solid tweed ivy cap just in case.

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