February 9, 2004 11:21 AM Subscribe
Is there a universally recogized name for the kind of men's hat that's kind of shapeless, sits low on your head, and the "bowl" part kind of attaches (snaps?) to the brim? I thought, maybe "newsboy" cap, but that does not appear to be dispositive. For instance, here they're just called "caps." And although googling for "newsboy cap" brings up this, it also brings up this, which is not the same thing. And J Peterman is no help at all, except to illustrate the lack of an accepted name. ("Handsome Thug Hat"???) How is it that the English language made it through the 1920s and 1930s without leaving us a standard word for this kind of hat? I mean, back then, EVERY MAN wore them.