The harlow Caddy Cap (also known as a newsboy or a peaky blinder) is full 8 paneled cap with additional back band for extra depth and comfort. This vintage style has been brought back from the early 1900’s but is now trending in recent years because of its timeless appeal and the popular series Peaky Blinders.
About the Brand
Hill's distinguished hats began in 1875 when Englishman Chas Hill opened Hill and Sons, Men’s Hatters on Wellington’s Lambton Quay NZ.
Chas knew his hats. He had worked in the business in his home city of Bristol before setting out for the other side of the world. He travelled via Australia to Auckland looking for the ideal place to open a hatter’s shop. A savvy businessman, Chas quickly realised that as the seat of government Wellington was where he would find the majority of elite hat wearers.
The business flourished. By 1890 Chas had added another two shops to his business, in Napier and Nelson. He made his own hats as well as representing major companies from around the world.
When he retired Chas’ son and later his grandson took over the reins. Over the following decades the business expanded to make an ever-growing range of headwear including high end fashion, outdoor, and uniform hats and berets.