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Discussion in 'Hats' started by crazylegsmurphy, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. crazylegsmurphy

    crazylegsmurphy One of the Regulars

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    Hey Everyone,

    Just a quick question for any of you who have yourself a B! Wear newsboy cap.

    I am about two order two caps and I am wondering if there is anything I should be aware of before ordering such as does the cap fit bigger once the brim is bent, or are there different options I could get?

    Basically I am just looking for any details that you newsboy owners have noticed that might make me enjoy my hats better?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Normally, Brett makes his caps with one of the panels centered in the middle front. You might optionally request that a seam fall at the center mark, rather than a panel. Either is fine and traditionally correct.
    You can also request a smooth leather sweat band. He includes a wire in the bill, which I like as it makes for easy shaping. But you can ask him to leave it out.

    You'll find him very accommodating and fast turning it around. An A-1 hat maker.
     
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  3. Matthew Dalton

    Matthew Dalton A-List Customer

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    How timely for this information, I'm going to order a couple from him next week.
     
  4. crazylegsmurphy

    crazylegsmurphy One of the Regulars

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    How does this change the look/fit of the hat?

    Thanks
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Practically Family

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    Speaking of BWear...

    I have one of his caps and I love it.

    I am planning on going to the next FL event in London. I'm going to make this my big vacation since I have not had a long vacation in several years.

    After I tour London I'm going to go to Scotland for a bit and try to buy some Harris Tweed direct from the weavers and/or tweed shops. If a lot of folks are interested in particular tweeds I'd be willing to ship it all in bulk to Brett for caps. I believe it is sold by the metre but some shops/weavers require a minimum purchase, maybe 3+ meters.

    I'll try and post a message with more details later in the Fall or Winter.

    Barry
     
  6. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Hmmm.... interesting question. Mine has the seam centered, and I have a heavy downward curve in the bill. I expect a centered panel might make a tight curve harder to maintain. Otherwise, I think it's a simple matter of preference with no other considerations.

    My next will be centered on a panel.
     
  7. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah! Just like he said.

    They're great caps, and Brett is very accomodating.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  8. Mr. Rover

    Mr. Rover One Too Many

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    Ask for a smooth leather sweatband. The default is suede.
     
  9. crazylegsmurphy

    crazylegsmurphy One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone have pictures of both the middle seam and standard seam?

    Also, do these hats tend to fit bigger or smaller, and does the size change when the brim is bent?
     
  10. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    They run true to size/ Bill shaping does not affect fit.

    YMMV
     
  11. Joel Tunnah

    Joel Tunnah Practically Family

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    I own three. One fit somewhat tightly, and the other two were dead on. There is a lot of stretch in them though.
    Shaping the brim didn't change the fit, as far as I could tell.

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    Also, I think the suede sweatband is great. Very comfortable.

    Joel
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Practically Family

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    camel, arrived today

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  13. B! Wear Cap

    B! Wear Cap New in Town

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    Barry and friends,
    Thanks so much for the kind words and for your offer on the fabrics Barry. I thought I'd mention that I did once make a cap for a customer out of a scarf that he had purchased in Scotland. It was a tartan 4 1/2 feet long and one foot wide. Made of 100 % lamb's wool by a firm named Lochcarron. This might give you the option of buying more colors without having to buy the 3 meter requirement.
    All the best,
    Brett
    B! Wear Cap
     
  14. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I'm IN.

    Great to see you Brett! You are missed here!
     
  15. Old Fogey UK

    Old Fogey UK One of the Regulars

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    My B!Ware cap is a really nice shaped hat and I love it but it does have a design fault, I think.
    The stud that attaches the body of the cap to the visor has a sharp edge that is cutting through the fabric even though I've only worn it a few times.
    Anyone else had this problem with one ?
    I raised the problem with B!Ware but he didn't seem to recognise what I meant.
     
  16. Aaron Hats

    Aaron Hats Vendor

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    Not to take anything from bWear but we carry authentic Harris Tweed Ivy and Newsboy caps made in the USA. We have a couple left over from last winter and our new delivery is expected around Sept. 1. We'll have at least six patterns.

    This is the label in the cap, each with its own serial number.
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    Bartenders, feel free to remove if this is considered a commercial post.
     
  17. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    What kind of price are you asking for the Harris newboy version, Aaron? I couldn't find them on your website.

    Regard! Michaelson
     
  18. Aaron Hats

    Aaron Hats Vendor

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  19. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    Very good. I overlooked that! Thanks!

    Regards! Michaelson
     
  20. Speedster

    Speedster Practically Family

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    B!Wear

    I got my B!Wear in June. Highly recommendable. Due to the summer havn't worn it much though. Only problem is that i cannot bend the brim as much as i prefer as it then interfers with my glasses.
     

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