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True Vintage 1920s NOS 8-Dart Flat Cap in Rare Hunter-Green Textured Wool - 7 1/8

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Here is a true vintage flat cap from the 1920s, made in Canada, and is a new old stock item (NOS). It is one of the scarcest colors of vintage cap to find, so don't miss this one. I carefully washed it and increased its size.

The beautiful forest/hunter green wool has a subtle houndstooth check pattern. The color is faded in parts, but doesn't detract from the overall look. The crosshatch-textured leather forehead sweatband has a 3/8" tear, but the leather is supple.

The cotton liner has a great logo reading 'High Grade.'

An excellent cap, coming on to a century old and in rugged and fantastic wearable condition!

The size of this cap is a US 7 1/8", or 57 cm.

For information on measuring your head, please visit this chart:
http://www.lobue-art.com/headsize.html

Cap dimensions: 10" diameter / Brim length at center: 2 1/8"

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A few words about what I sell and my philosophy here at The Well-Dressed Head:

For several years now I have been an enthusiast and collector of early men's newsboy, cabbie and golf/sporting caps from the 1910s through the 1930s. It always surprised me that for a fashion item that was SO ubiquitous in its time, so little knowledge of the caps has survived. Heck, so few of the caps themselves have survived!

Their big brothers, fedoras and other forms of felt and straw hat, are much easier to follow across the historical timeline. And though I do love those lids, I'm a guy who tends to go for the underdog. So many caps didn't survive the ravages of moths, hard labor or simply the passage of time. It seems beyond my understanding that headwear so beautiful in design, so flattering to a man's look, would fade into obscurity in favor of the baseball cap.

It was indeed the baseball cap that gradually over took these magnificent designs and became the cloth cap of choice for a majority of men. Even the recent reappearance of flat caps with the hipster crowd have very little to do with their forebears, and at best are mediocre designs aesthetically.

It is therefore my humble mission (along with a small handful of other talented bespoke makers) to reeducate the public about these elegant yet practical pieces of clothing that can complement the vintage or even the most contemporary wardrobe.

The Well Dressed Head will keep a selection of true vintage caps for sale dating from the late 1910's through the 1930's, with occasional later examples when appropriate.
Here is a true vintage flat cap from the 1920s, made in Canada, and is a new old stock item (NOS). It is one of the scarcest colors of vintage cap to find, so don't miss this one. I carefully washed it and increased its size.

The beautiful forest/hunter green wool has a subtle houndstooth check pattern. The color is faded in parts, but doesn't detract from the overall look. The crosshatch-textured leather forehead sweatband has a 3/8" tear, but the leather is supple.

The cotton liner has a great logo reading 'High Grade.'

An excellent cap, coming on to a century old and in rugged and fantastic wearable condition!

The size of this cap is a US 7 1/8", or 57 cm.

For information on measuring your head, please visit this chart:
http://www.lobue-art.com/headsize.html

Cap dimensions: 10" diameter / Brim length at center: 2 1/8"

**************************



A few words about what I sell and my philosophy here at The Well-Dressed Head:

For several years now I have been an enthusiast and collector of early men's newsboy, cabbie and golf/sporting caps from the 1910s through the 1930s. It always surprised me that for a fashion item that was SO ubiquitous in its time, so little knowledge of the caps has survived. Heck, so few of the caps themselves have survived!

Their big brothers, fedoras and other forms of felt and straw hat, are much easier to follow across the historical timeline. And though I do love those lids, I'm a guy who tends to go for the underdog. So many caps didn't survive the ravages of moths, hard labor or simply the passage of time. It seems beyond my understanding that headwear so beautiful in design, so flattering to a man's look, would fade into obscurity in favor of the baseball cap.

It was indeed the baseball cap that gradually over took these magnificent designs and became the cloth cap of choice for a majority of men. Even the recent reappearance of flat caps with the hipster crowd have very little to do with their forebears, and at best are mediocre designs aesthetically.

It is therefore my humble mission (along with a small handful of other talented bespoke makers) to reeducate the public about these elegant yet practical pieces of clothing that can complement the vintage or even the most contemporary wardrobe.

The Well Dressed Head will keep a selection of true vintage caps for sale dating from the late 1910's through the 1930's, with occasional later examples when appropriate.

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I will take a cap back and issue a refund if notified within three days of receiving the cap and the cap is returned in the condition in which it left me. Buyer will ship the cap back to me at his or her expense.

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Items are shipped via Australia Post. Orders outside Australia are shipped airmail, however insurance will be extra and is up to the buyer to request from me. Combined shipping is offered for all multiple sales.

Additional policies

I want, first and foremost, for you to be delighted with your cap. I'm a good fella, and will bend over backwards to get it right if something goes awry. So just communicate your needs and I'm on it.

True Vintage 1920s NOS 8-Dart Flat Cap in Rare Hunter-Green Textured Wool - 7 1/8

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Cotton Liner, Rare Green Color Wool, Textured Half Sweatband
  • Feedback: 50 reviews
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