The Cap Faction

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

  1. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Or he's found a new way to make Jiffy Pop popcorn. :p
     
  2. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    New cap made, after almost 2 months of abstinence. Patterned on one of my coolest 1920's 8-panels.

    'Jass' Cap: 1940's herringbone tweed, vintage indigo cotton liner, reeded leather sweat and leather visor, vintage snap.

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  3. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Another wonderful and flawless cap Keith! I can't help but think that beautiful indigo cotton would make a nice shell if it were durable enough.
     
  4. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    Hypnotic Keith!
     
  5. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Al, it is nice, but not durable or heavy enough as a shell. I have stronger indigo wool that is close to that fabric, that would be much more sturdy. Thanks for the kind words, buddy!
     
  6. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    nice brim length Keith
     
  7. dh66

    dh66

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    Handsome cap Keith! Excellent workmanship.

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  8. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Thank you guys! Flawless, erm, no. The crown button gave me big headaches on this one. I know 8 panel caps are generally considered the simplest but for me they take forever. I much prefer making (and wearing) an 8 dart.


    Keith Lo Bue.
    Jeweler, Artisan, Stuffsmith.
    http://lobue-art.com
    http://keithlobue.com
     
  9. The Wiser Hatter

    The Wiser Hatter I'll Lock Up

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    To do 8 panels right getting all the patterns to line up correctly is the hard part.
     
  10. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    That is one of them, but I can handle that as I'm a visually oriented person. Certain technical details hang me up, but it's all part of trying to nut all of this out with no-one's assistance. Lots of trial and error.
     
  11. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I could tell that by the results you've achieved--you have a knack for using "difficult" patterns and finding a way to make them work so that the designs "flow" once the caps are assembled. In my opinion that is one of the marks of a true craftsman, as opposed to someone who is slapping 'em together with no pride whatsoever in their work.
     
  12. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Thanks, buddy.
     
  13. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    Keith, you are an artist, my friend. :eusa_clap
     
  14. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    I've been called worse things. :)
     
  15. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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  16. job

    job One Too Many

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    Cool.

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  17. DamianM

    DamianM Vendor

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    I'm working on corduroy and linen caps at the moment
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  18. Stuffsmith

    Stuffsmith Fedora Lounge Artisan

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    Sweet, Damian! Fabric o Kings.
     
  19. dh66

    dh66

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    Nice looking corduroy. Great cut on that one.

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  20. Pat_H

    Pat_H A-List Customer

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    Summer Newsboys

    My old Kangol summer touring caps have bit the dust and, while I normally wear a newsboy down to work in cooler weather, I don't like to wear a wool herringbone newsboy when its warm, which it might finally start being around here.

    Can anyone recommend any cloth newsboys or other summer caps outside of ball caps that would be sort of (traditionally) appropriate for wear to the office?

    Wow, been a long time since I stopped in. The forum sure looks different!
     

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