The Cap Faction

Discussion in 'Hats' started by deanglen, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looking very good! Mr. Lucky, both my caps are BCF, and aren't they nice? Truly a working man's headgear. Fatdutchman, the cap and jacket looks woks, doesn't? On anyone, which is why I like that combo. Matt, glad you posted in this thread as well! Pat, we do hope you get a shot for us, love to see it, and just tell, "Give back my cap, now, because I brought you into this world, and I can..";)

    dean
     
  2. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    B! Wear Brown Herringbone Cap

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  3. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange I'll Lock Up

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    I've got one of those too... and I just ordered another one (black/white herringbone) from B!Wear earlier this week!

    For the price, Brett's caps offer very nice materials/construction and have plenty of style...
     
  4. kpreed

    kpreed Guest

    My Newsboy

    My newsboy cap, for when it is extremely windy here and much for my everyday fedora. Normally windy here from Jan.1-Dec. 31 on most years.
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  5. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Lou, even with a centered panel, that cap has great shape! It also looks a lot heavier duty than my BCF (Budget Caps & Fedoras;) ) caps, which makes me want to save up for a few B Wears. Kpreed, nice moody shot of your great looking cap. Thanks to both of you for posting


    dean
     
  6. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    I bought a nice Stetson at Bencraft Hatters in Brooklyn last spring, and almost as an afterthought grabbed a nice Irish made tweed cap. Only after wearing it several times did I realize it had 6 sections instead of the usual 8. I still wear it, and enjoy it. And my girlfriend says it's one of her favorites of my hats. But the 6 section thing makes it sit a little oddly on my head. I'll post pics this evening if I get a chance.
    I also have a good winter cap, made in England, that's made of sheerling, with earflaps that fold inside. It's superwarm, Pics of that later, also.
     
  7. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    I have another B! Wear in solid Gray. I love the eight panel caps.
    I have been to the local BCF and been shut out again. I guess I'll have to make the stop once a week.
     
  8. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Razzman, how do you like the suede sweatbands in the Bwear caps?

    I find it somewhat hard to adjust the hat on my head. The suede grips my head too much!
     
  9. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'd like to know, too!








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  10. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    My next cap has to have a leather sweat!

    I was just at a store that sells Hanna hats. I was so temped to buy their brown herringbone cap. Stupid me passed it up... :eusa_doh:
     
  11. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    I find them a bit stubborn for that reason. However, they do keep the hat firmly in place.
     
  12. jake_fink

    jake_fink Call Me a Cab

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    Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I don't have a camera at the moment so I'm using old shots from my old camera.

    I asked a friend who had a vintage clothing business to keep an eye open for Taylor hats or caps, as I'd seen these ads in some old magazines.

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    (Hey, who couldn't use an extra $20 per day.)

    She remembered the Taylor aurally when she came across these Tailored Caps... I think she got them on Ebay, and they may have been posted here in another context. I bought a few from her, though they are far too small for me.

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    All 8 panel caps from the late 20s or early 30s, all NOS, mint, unworn condition.

    A Blue-grey (again, pics are stinky, colour is off, sorry)
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    A brown-grey crescent weave
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    And my favourite, a brown- tan herringbone with blue-grey windowpane check
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    All are Tailored Caps
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    Adjustable using this rather fancy buckle
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    All are also tiny (I have nothing to say about "the myth"), no larger than a 7 when fully extended, and probably best looking at a slightly tighter adjustment than that. I think they may have been childrens or "young men's" wear.

    Anyway, there they are.
     
  13. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Beautiful caps Jake Fink! :eusa_clap
     
  14. they're from the same seller as the bottom one i posted. Same maker. great for my head!

    bk
     
  15. jake_fink

    jake_fink Call Me a Cab

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    If you ever visit Toronto I'll give you one.

    Edited to add: or if I ever visit the land of white van exhaust fumes etc.
     
  16. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Here is a lightweight wool cap.
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  17. BigSleep

    BigSleep One of the Regulars

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    Okay, I'll throw my hat into the...
    Well...ah... you know.

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  18. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Jake! My word, those are astounding examples of the golden cap era. Great! Feraud, would B Wear put a leather sweat in, if asked? Big Sleep, your offering is so tough looking, only wish so much of it was hidden in noir shadows!








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  19. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Yes I think they offer the option.
    Imho, it is worth the extra $$.
     
  20. HamletJSD

    HamletJSD A-List Customer

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    About Hanna caps ...

    How does everyone like them?
    If this is the same company I keep finding that sells on eBay, they look like decent quality for the price. Sure it's not leather sweat and satin lining, but for $20-30 it doesn't seem so bad ...
     

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