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The Cap Faction

Neophyte

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Great shot there, Edwardian. Very nice ensemble :eusa_clap.

Hatter, that denim cap looks really cool. It's a great shade of blue. Do they still offer that?
 
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Little Red Tartan Cap - JC Penney's - mid 20th C.

I'm thinking late 1940's early 1950's from the logotype history of JCP...

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ShortAndCashed

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I have an extremely cheap driving cap, after I get a hair cut I'll take a pic if I can't find one now. I'd also like to get some pointers on my next cap, based on face shape, etcetera, after I post a picture.
EDIT: I found a picture!
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Would love to see a pic if you have one handy.

You are probably right. I hunted a bit for ads to find the transition point to the heavier font. All the 1950's ads I found used the latter.
 
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Thanks. Actually, that earlier comment was about a cloth strap and buckle on the outside front of the cap ... a detail which was popular in the 'teens, '20s, and '30s, but pretty much gone by the '50s.

You post so much interesting vintage history... I pay attention!... from post #803:

... Note that vintage caps with a leather strap and buckle at the back are from the 1950s. They show up on eBay all the time.
 

ShortAndCashed

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I should mention that my cap earned me the nickname "Cabby" among college friends, and now I am known for my hat... I want to mix it up and wear a fedora as well, but only if I can find exactly what I want. I didn't want the attention from my cap, but it happened...
 

Dan'l

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My first post in the thread, strange because I have several more caps than fedoras.

This is my new eight panel made by City Sport and purchased through Village Hats Shop.
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All linen with a cotton lining.
 
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Adnamira

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Woop Woop, Australia
Looks good, Dan'l. There is something very tactile in the look of City Sport caps, I reckon. I've looked on the internet for them, but they always seem to be the wrong size or have satin linings, which I hate with a passion.
 

Trotsky

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Stupid Question: I ordered a Hat People cap. They told me 4 weeks. Is this pretty accurate?
 

Dan'l

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Looks good, Dan'l. There is something very tactile in the look of City Sport caps, I reckon. I've looked on the internet for them, but they always seem to be the wrong size or have satin linings, which I hate with a passion.

Thank you Adnamira.
The lining is a cotton mesh, which I have not seen before. I'm guessing the mesh is for warmer weather. I think a satin lining would be very warm.
I really like the fit of of the cap and newsboys just seem to get better with age.
 

Adnamira

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I think polyester satin linings make your head sweat when it is warm, and the feeling of sweaty, clammy satin on your skin is unpleasant I think. In felt hats it doesn't really touch your skin, but in caps it does. I really don't understand people's love for leather sweatbands for the same reason, but I guess everyone has their preferences.
 

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