The Cap Faction

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

  1. itsbruce

    itsbruce Familiar Face

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  2. New 1920s/30s "French" fancy crown cap from Wallonia. 3 ridges running from front to back of the crown.

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  3. [whoops - Keith, not Barry - I get names mixed up a lot], these are brilliant caps!

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  4. Simonds

    Simonds Vendor

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    Yes, I agree!
     
  5. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great cap and fabric. I like how the pattern meet at the front.
     
  6. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Baron, that's a beautiful cap you've got there!!! Is it in your size?
     
  7. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    BK: Is that another one of your 'badly listed on ebay' finds?
     
  8. It is, yes! It was quite well listed though.:eusa_doh:
     
  9. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    Nice find BK.

    Today I was at a display of vintage motorcycles and came across an amazing 7 ft wide panorama portrait of a vintage motorcycle rally in 1925. At least 75% of the hundreds of riders pictured had a cap of one form or another. Here are just two small sections of the photo:

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  10. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Merton Linen Cap

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  11. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    Totally "cool" Robert.
     
  12. Johnny J

    Johnny J Call Me a Cab

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    Awesome find Robert! :eusa_clap
    Do you think this is from the 20s or 30s?
     
  13. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Great photo, Mike. Was the same person on the extreme left of the group ALSO all the way to the right?

    Just absolutely great, Robert. That's a Merton for certain! Is the small number affixed to the crown label something you did? I have always wondered how you might catalogue your collection.
     
  14. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Great pics, Mike!
     
  15. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Mike, what a fantastic portrait – I'll have to wait till I get on my desktop to really study this one.

    Robert, that's a dynamite cap. We were just speaking about Merton caps in Cap Department a few days ago. You may know more precisely, but this looks early or pre-1920s to me. Lovely.


    Keith Lo Bue.
    Jeweler, Artisan, Stuffsmith.
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  16. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Um, severe!
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  17. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    Might be carrying a load up there Keith.

    No Charlie, it wasn't a 360 panorama but both ends did curve down a bit. There was also a pix of the photographer and his camera and the photographer managed to get himself in the pix too.
     
  18. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

  19. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    Could have a lot of Pomade on that hair
     
  20. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Don't worry, he comes in peace, bringing a message from his planet. :D
     

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