Did You Know?
Newsboy hats are called by many different names, including baker boy, Gatsby, driver, paperboy, cabbie, newspaper boy and paddy hats as well as flat, crook, fishermen, pageboy, skipper and fiddlers caps. Their various names reflect the style's history. In the early 20th century, newsboy caps similar to today's hats were worn by males of all social classes. In the 1910's to 1920's they were prevalent among a vast number of working class professions. When worn by the upper classes, they were used for leisure activities. For this reason, newsboy hats were often associated with wealthy golfers and upper class sportsmen. The names reflect the various uses for this hat over time.