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Proper period flat caps for the Irish WOI

Postby fenian98 on Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:52 pm

Does anyone know a good source for proper
period (1916-1921) flat caps anywhere in the UK?

The Sutlers Store UK offers one but
the cap only comes in one fabric choice.

Our group has taken to using 8 panel newsboy
caps as a stop gap measure.

Did anyone work on Wind That Shakes the Barley?
It might be a good start to see who did the
costuming for the movie.
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Re: Proper period flat caps for the Irish WOI

Postby bannerman on Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:09 am

Byrnes and Howlin, (I think) is the name of a shop in Nassau Street Dublin that sells a baker boy cap. The roof of the cap is one piece of cloth. It does have a button on top - though I removed that and they are all made from Handwoven donegall tweed. The cost about E50. See if you ca find their website o the net.

I dont know who did the costumes for wind... but Angels costume hire i London provided most of the Kilt used in the TG4 / S4C Digidol Frongoch documentry I took part i and their hats were realy good quality.
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Re: Proper period flat caps for the Irish WOI

Postby museumtom on Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:42 pm

http://cgi.ebay.ie/1930S-1940S-STYLE-8- ... 240%3A1318


This guy on ebay seems to have a few, are they what you are looking for?
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Re: Proper period flat caps for the Irish WOI

Postby bannerman on Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:30 pm

The name of that company in Nassau St. Dublin is Kevin and Howlin. Irish Wollen Merchants.
Let me know if you find a cap that fits!

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