The Cap Faction

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

  1. G_awain

    G_awain New in Town

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    Hello cap lovers,

    I have not come the lounge in a while but I juts purchased a very nice Lawrence and Foster flat cap at a bargain. It's the first cap of this style I have as I'm more of a hat and 8 pannel cap kind of guy. Then I have a question. There's a kind of plastic stiffener in the forward part of the cap that buttons to the visor (see picture). Is this a standard thing in this kind of caps ?
     

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  2. Xylophile

    Xylophile One of the Regulars

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    I think it just depends on the maker and the way they want the particular cap to look. I have a Hanna 8 panel cap that has a stiffener that is covered by the liner (with the snap through it like yours), and a linen 8 panel cap that has two snaps (one on each side) and no stiffener.
     
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  3. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    my hanna too
     
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  4. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Gone from weeks of heatwave conditions to cold weather in a week. Mans got to wear his cap. Gamble & Gunn cap today.

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  5. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    From the sublime to the ridiculous. Boston Scally Co.'s "The Boondock", their version of a six-panel "duckbill" cap in honor of the 1999 movie The Boondock Saints:

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    That hint of green you see in the left photo is the brim, which is covered in a green and black plaid wool. And in the back, an embroidered shamrock:

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    Yeah, it's a bit silly, but...uhhh...
     
  6. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

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    Which Gamble & Gunn model is that Nico? I rather like it

    Gareth
     
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  7. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    considering one myself
     
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  8. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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  9. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

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    Cheers Nico!

    Gareth
     
  10. Qrowin

    Qrowin Familiar Face

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    Does anyone have any caps from Crown Cap in Canada? Specifically a newsboy. The pictures they have on their website are not very helpful in giving a good view of the hats. Not a whole lot of options for Canadian made caps so I would like to give them a chance.
     
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  11. BradT

    BradT New in Town

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    157CE918-DCB4-41B2-BD63-1141BDB49564.jpeg 9BE97F3D-D6D3-44D4-8546-59D6AFCAF163.jpeg AFA73C54-0939-4F75-9FAB-993EB0AEE211.jpeg I always wore caps and hats until I was around 19, then stopped wearing them for some reason. Now, 11 years later, I bought a cap here in Japan (and made in Japan) by “ca4la” pronounced “cashila”. It feels great to have a cap on again.
     
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  12. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Nice cathing up with a mate for brunch today. Wearing my favorite cap. The Gamble & Gunn cap.

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  13. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    My red amble & Gunn cap arrived today. Nice.

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  14. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    God I'm looking forward to THIS weather. Currently hitting another upper 90s heat wave.
     
  15. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    I love it when our temps get that low. :D
     
  16. Tukwila

    Tukwila My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    We had a few cooler days, back up to 90°F again today, though. Thankfully, we've only had 2-3 days at 97-100°F this year. My little portable A/C can't keep up when it gets much above 87° or so.
     
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  17. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Currently -1c here in my part of Australia. Good cap and beret weather.
     
  18. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I did a bit of looking and wasn't able to find it. Did we ever get to see photos of this one? I'm looking for a winter cap with ear flaps* and it's always good to have a bit of inspiration.

    (*What I'd really like is a USAAC A-1 Mechanic's Cap, but I'm not holding my breath.)
     
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  19. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Actually, I'm wearing classic (unicoloured) baseball cap most of the time, but I'm looking forward to September!!
     
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  20. Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith New in Town

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    Greetings all,

    I have two Irish caps that I bought from Ebay. One is a Jonathan Richards Motoring Cap. I am familiar with that brand, but was wondering if this specific cap is vintage. The label is one that I haven't seen before and the plastic over it gives me the idea that it's not a recent cap.

    The second cap I'm attaching photos of is made by a company called An Cruac. I've never heard of this company before. I know in Gaelic "cruach" with an h means hill or mound but I'm not sure if the name of this company is a variation on that. The label looks very worn as does the rest of the inside of the cap. This one I'm also wondering if it's vintage, but also wondering if anyone has any information regarding this "An Cruac" brand. Whether it was specifically a hat and cap company, or whether it made outdoor/hunting attire or something like that. It's a mystery to me, and I'd really love help solving it.
     

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