The Cap Faction

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

  1. apipeguy

    apipeguy One of the Regulars

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    Good looking caps DGlen!:)
     
  2. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks!



    dean
     
  3. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange I'll Lock Up

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    I just wanted to mention that I got my second B! Wear cap (in black/white herringbone) this weekend - a mere three days after ordering. You can't beat that kind of service!

    The construction is identical to the brown herringbone one I got last year, but there are some subtle differences:

    The suede sweatband is different colors on each: black on the b/w one vs. light brown on the brown one. (The lining is black on both.)

    The wool on the new one is considerably thicker. This causes this cap to drape a bit differently: it looks less boxy/squared off and more like an average newsboy cap.

    I'm not sure if this is also a function of the thicker wool, but the new cap fits tighter than the old one. Both are Mediums, but the older one is a generous 7-1/8 - maybe even a hair bigger - whereas the new one is halfway between a 7 and 7-1/8. It still fits me well, but the back rides a bit higher on my head.

    And as far as the suede sweatband goes, it does grip more tightly than leather, but it also has a nice "less constructed" feel to it. I've owned newsboy caps with leather sweats before (not to mention synthetic cloth sweats), and I like the suede better. But there's no question that it's unusual and takes a little getting used to.

    Anyway, I'm really happy. These caps are definitely outstanding for the price.

    (Sorry, I've got no access to a digital camera at the moment, so no pictures, alas.)
     
  4. Shaul-Ike Cohen

    Shaul-Ike Cohen One Too Many

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    I tried them on the other day, but found them too flat/small on the top. Not bad at all, and certainly not expensive, but just not right for my head somehow. I kept trying to draw the crown more to the left or the right, and there wasn't anything to draw.
     
  5. Bebop

    Bebop Practically Family

    You guys all look decent wearing a cap. I must have a weird, lopsided head because no matter which cap I wear, there is too much material on the right side and it bunches up. I am envious! :mad:
     
  6. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

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    I have a tweed Hanna Ivy cap -- wear it all the time. Love it.

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  7. Nigel

    Nigel One of the Regulars

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    OK, here's my submission for the Cap Faction. This is my first newsboy from BWear in charcoal gray. Please excuse the pic it was a rushed shot, done when I arrived home from work.
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  8. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    It looks like there is a lot more material on the current B!Wear caps.
     
  9. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looking good, Nigel! Does that crown of that cap move around when you move your head, or is the material heavy enough to resist shifting?


    dean
     
  10. Nigel

    Nigel One of the Regulars

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    It's heavy enough to stay where it's placed:)
    It'll take a bit of getting used to for me, there seems to be a lot of material in it. I'm thinking the brown herringbone might have been a better choice, an excuse perhaps to invest in anotherlol
     
  11. Shaul-Ike Cohen

    Shaul-Ike Cohen One Too Many

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    At least in the picture, you don't really see the panels. I like the look.
     
  12. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Mike1973 A-List Customer

  14. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    That's my Pop back in 1950. He served as Occupation Forces in Germany, in the 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. One of my very treasured photos.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  15. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Looks the same as you!
     
  16. SinatraStyle

    SinatraStyle A-List Customer

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    I submit my application

    Great pictures everyone. I finally got around to taking some pictures of my own. Here is my application for The Cap Faction.

    An inexpensive Scala I recently picked up
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    And my BCF (Hard to pass up for $7.00)
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  17. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Played with photoshop, SinatraStyle, to see those beauties better!

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    dean
     
  18. SinatraStyle

    SinatraStyle A-List Customer

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    Ah, very nice. Thank you, Dean.
     
  19. Nigel

    Nigel One of the Regulars

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    That BCF herringbone looks good on you. For some reason my hat just looks too oversize on me, I think it is too full cut. Maybe something like the BCF would be better.
     
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  20. SinatraStyle

    SinatraStyle A-List Customer

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    Nigel,
    Most panel caps are too large on me as well. The BCF doesn't have as much material as some of the others I've tried on.

    I think that the actual brand is Pierre Cardin. I'll have to double check when I get home. (Yes, I'm on the Lounge at work. Shame on me...again.)
     

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