The Cap Faction

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

  1. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I bought two caps today.
    This is the second one, from Keith Lo Bue's The Well Dressed Head.

    The LE MANS - 1920s Style Flat Cap in Shrunken Sheepskin Leather with Horsehide Visor and Vintage Kimono Liner.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    And the first is made from the same fabric (1840's) as one of Alan's, but with the design in the second picture.
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  3. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Hi All. I am new to this thread.
    Just scored a coupe of flat caps to add to my headgear collection.
    Gamble & Gunn British made 8 panel cap. Made from green Molloy & Sons Donegal Tweed.

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    Stetson Oregon Navy Wool 6 panel Flat Cap. Wool and linen blend, Herringbone pattern.
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  4. Zombie_61

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    ^ I really like both of those caps Nico, and I think their sizes and shapes suit you very well!
     
  5. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Thank you for the kind words.
     
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  6. Blackthorn

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    Nice caps, Nico! Seeing the Gamble and Gunn, I may order one myself. Did you order from Gamble and Gunn themselves, or is there a web site that carries them?
     
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  7. Blackthorn

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    Never mind, I found them. :)
     
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  8. Simonds

    Simonds Vendor

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    Looks great!
     
  9. Simonds

    Simonds Vendor

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    It's been a few minutes since I last posted here in the cap faction thread .Anyways here wearing a recent build made from a wool from Yorkshire. Have a wonderful day, all!
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  10. Blackthorn

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    Nice!
     
  11. Blackthorn

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    I like how it lays down on your head instead of sticking up high like so many others. Can you do that on order to any of the caps you offer?
     
  12. Simonds

    Simonds Vendor

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    This cap is interfaced, it's just the shear size of the crown and weight worn with a tilt I guess that makes it look this way? I do make unlined models.
     
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  13. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Out and about on this cool autumn day. Wearing my Gamble & Gunn cap.

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  14. drmaxtejeda

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    Just bought this cap from Keith Lo Bue[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. ScottyD

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    That's a very funky design @drmaxtejeda. You are very bold my friend.
     
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  16. deadlyhandsome

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    I love it! It’s very Alanesque.


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  17. drmaxtejeda

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    Hahaha. Yes, it is. I was thinking that when I saw it.

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  18. ScottyD

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    Time for another review...

    I had done a full on search of Etsy looking for all vendors that make flat caps and 8 panel caps and eventually came to Hats With A Past. To my eyes, it looked like the proprietor Bonnie Shaffer was going for a more modern look with vintage flair. For men, she sells two basic styles of cap - 8/4 (8 panel) and the traditional driving cap (Ivy) in both a thinner and wider cut. She also makes womens hats in a few vintage styles as well. While I'm more drawn to the styles from the likes of Cordova, Monsivais, Simonds, and Keith Lo Bue, I knew there was something there with Bonnie's workmanship and attention to detail. Even more so, I was completely sold when I saw the selection of fabrics that Bonnie has to offer. I was immediately in love with this mini houndstooth gabardine type fabric in brown and beige. Plus it was lightweight, so I figured it'd make a nice all season cap. In order to balance out my recent binge of 8 panel caps, I decided to go with the flat cap with a more wider cut.

    This is the result...
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    So first things first... Bonnie works quickly. I was quoted 2 weeks turn-around time and Bonnie delivered. Side note: I've found most of the vendors quote about a month for lead time. When I got the cap I was immediately impressed with the quality of the cap. The materials used - top notch. The sateen lining so smooth. The gabardine wool has this wonderful drape and smooth feel as well. I feel like the design, while not as wide and floppy as an 8 dart, has enough of a vintage look to it to satisfy the most discerning dapper dandy. The fit is perfect as well.

    What's not to like? No complaints here. This is one of my favorite all-season caps. I probably wouldn't wear it in the dead heat of the summer though.

    Since, I love Bonnie's (Hats With A Past) selection of wools, I think I'm going to go with an 8 panel in a wider cut next time, probably this fall.

    You can find Bonnie at hatswithapast.com and Etsy as well.
     
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  19. Blackthorn

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    Etsy says she's taking a break. You were lucky and got one of her caps. :)
     
  20. The Wiser Hatter

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    Looks small for your head shape. I am sure it’s a nice cap.
     

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