vintage caps

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Metatron, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. "Doolanders". Well, that explains why those vintage caps were so wide and flat. ;)
     
  2. Blackthorn

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    I really like that style but no one seems to make them.
     
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  3. Just read the other day where the knit Watch cap beanie is 500 yrs old?

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  4. Loading casks of Scotch whisky at the pier c.1912.

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  5. Blackthorn

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    Nice!
     
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    Bogart in San Francisco where Bacall was filming

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    The Warrington Wesleyan Cycle Club outside the Mulberry Tree pub in Stockton Heath, circa 1910-1919.

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  8. I wonder if they had warning stickers that said riding bicycles after drinking pints of Ale may cause serious injuries?
     
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    Millwall Football Club, south east London.

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  10. new2hats

    new2hats One of the Regulars

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    I am interested in trying a cap out.v if I'm a 7 1/4 US, am i a 58 cm in caps? Because I'm used to the leather sweatband, i can manipulate it but not sure about the wool cap and elastic band. Do i go smaller because it stretches? I see the sizes are more S-M-L. Is 7 1/4 a Medium or Large? Thx for any input.
     
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  11. Blackthorn

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    It is so hard to predict sizes in caps. I have caps in M, L and XL that all fit perfectly. If you can try the caps on, that's your best bet.
     
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  12. Blackthorn is absolutely right--trying them on to see which size is best for you is always the best thing to do if you're able to. If not, I'd suggest you contact the manufacturer to get clarification on which of their sizes is closest to 7-1/4 because there is no established standard between hat makers when it comes to generic sizing.
     
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  13. "Convicts in golf hats are frisked by guards in cowboy hats at the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado."

    Golf hats ... :rolleyes:

    1937.

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  14. Blackthorn

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    Very interesting
     
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  15. Found some old large-format negatives of my Dad's family in the 1920s and 1930s (and a phone app to scan them). This is my Grandpa with his first wife (she passed a few years later) and a dog in the 1920s.

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  16. quikrick

    quikrick Practically Family

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    Excellent Bob. A little peek into past. I like that tilt on the cap!
     
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    Yeah, great pic!
     
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    Fun fact: these men's gonadal tissue were cut from the same material which with they built America.
     
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    Well said! I now have a new word in my vocabulary :)
     
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