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HAPPY YORKSHIRE DAY!

Our Poe & Company Flat Caps are steeped in history and tradition and Yorkshire is just one of the amazing places that made it possible. Throughout history, York and Yorkshire have had a huge impact on the history of the United Kingdom and thus, the world.  Today, it is a place that should not be missed on ANY bucket list. From Yorkminster to the Yorkshire Dales, from Skipton to Clapham and Iilkey... Explore it all! All our best to the people and their heritages that make up this amazingly beautiful place!  Happy Yorkshire Day from the Poe & Company Family!

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FLAT CAPS THROUGHOUT HISTORY ARE THE MARK OF STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE THROUGH CHALLENGE

What can we learn about the people throughout history who have donned a Flat Cap and how can that help us today? Resilience! Like the resilience of young Felix Poe. (Shown in the family photo on the bottom left) Born to a poor Kentucky farming family in 1925, He and the Poe family endured the great depression and a migration to Ohio for work in the onion fields of Alger. Later, Felix would see U.S. Naval service in the Pacific Theater of WWII and then go on lead a full life raising a family of his own as a sharecropper in the farming fields of Ohio. When we think of the Flat Caps we bring to our customers, we believe...

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ON THE MOORS AND ACROSS THE DALES. A BIT OF YORKSHIRE IN YOUR FLAT CAP

So if you're on the manufacturer trail of any of our Poe & Co. Flat Caps, you'll need to visit the town of Skipton (Nordic for Sheep-Town) in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales of Northern England. A quaint Market town listed in the Domesday book of 1086 and over-watched by a famous 14th century castle. Christopher & Christina Poe visit often checking on supplier chain and manufacturing. They love the beauty of the region and the centuries old mills and haberdashers who put history into each Poe & Co. Flat Cap stitch. Where is your Flat Cap from? 14th Century Skipton Castle Image courtesy of the Library of Congress

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FLAT CAPS HAVE BIRTHRIGHTS AND ORIGINS ARE THE KEY TO AUTHENTICITY, TRADITION AND QUALITY

No article of fashion spans time or crosses cultural and economic boundaries quite like the modern Flat Cap. Still seen as a functional, daily wear item today, Flat Caps have a history that is all their own. Where we go, they go and where we go wrong is by not giving a Flat Cap its just due. Unless your Flat Cap carries heritage and style in its fabric, its not worth a second look. Poe & Co. makes and offers Flat Caps born in the rural British countryside as they have been for over 100 years and are truly authentic as any modern Flat Cap standard bearer deserves!

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LAMBING SEASON IS ALMOST OVER AND ALL NATURAL AND RENEWABLE SHEEPS WOOL FARMING HAS BEEN TERRIBLY IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Poe & Company Limited is proud to support a centuries old trade by offering 100% British Wool Flat Caps and accessories. Consider purchasing one of our products and you are helping farmers across the United Kingdom and their sheep survive. Coronavirus: British Wool confirms sharp fall in wool values 3 June 2020 | by FarmingUK Team February to May is normally the busiest selling period of the year, but the global market for cross bred wool has been shut since February and remains closed. The wool co-operative said that the world was facing the 'most severe recession in its history' due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the impact of the crisis, the average price paid to sheep producers for...

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