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Old 02-05-06, 04:49 PM   #1
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shants-made cycling caps

so, i've made a couple of cycling caps in the last two days and i figured that i would post pictures of my second (out of two) and best one. it's made from a wool suit coat and is ****ing lined (same lining that was in the jacket. i like a slightly longer bill on my cycling caps (you see some from the 70s and 80s that are like this), so this cap reflects that. i can make them smaller, though. in any case, i am going to start selling them soon, but this post isn't about that. i have to get my process down a little more so that i am more efficient and make a web site, but yeah. you'll be seeing my **** soon.

here it is (i look like a ******bag in this picture - just pay attention to the hat):


the inside w/ lining:

hat not on me (**** yes for the hello kitty boombox):

the lining, close up:
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Old 02-05-06, 04:53 PM   #2
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horsies!
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Old 02-05-06, 05:03 PM   #3
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Damn shants you look like Prince in that first pic, or the whatever formerly known as whatever whatever.
Nice hat
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Old 02-05-06, 05:04 PM   #4
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hahaha
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Damn...do you freelance ?
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Old 02-05-06, 05:14 PM   #6
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awesome. make me a grey or black tweed one!
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Old 02-05-06, 05:21 PM   #7
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Lookin good! Nice job! There are some custom cycling hats available in SF. Anyone knows who makes them?
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Old 02-05-06, 05:26 PM   #8
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That looks nice. You've got some sewing skills.
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Old 02-05-06, 05:45 PM   #9
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I've got a couple under my belt, but can't find anything suitable to use for the bill. Mind sharing your secret?
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can you make them out of liter material???
they look nice.
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Old 02-05-06, 05:47 PM   #11
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can you make them out of liter material???
they look nice.
yeah, of course. cotton, etc. this is definitely a winter as **** hat
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Old 02-05-06, 06:04 PM   #12
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i'd be into having a cotton one. can you do ear flaps?
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Old 02-05-06, 06:07 PM   #13
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that looks great. I wouldn't use wool for the inner band. Cotton duck or poly ribbon would be my choices.

You should pick up some Harris tweed jackets at resale shops, and use em complete with label. A Harris Tweed cycling cap that'd be the ****!
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Old 02-05-06, 06:12 PM   #14
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Shants, you are a sexy beast.
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Old 02-05-06, 06:14 PM   #15
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That sir, is the jam.

I'd be willing to purchase one for a reasonable price/trade.
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Old 02-05-06, 06:19 PM   #16
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That sir, is the jam.
Well, I think it's the ultrajam.
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Old 02-05-06, 06:27 PM   #17
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you filthy douch3 !

j/k. ... I want one ... light and filthy for the dirty souf.

=) how much $ ?
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Old 02-05-06, 06:31 PM   #18
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I'd be down for supporting an individual trying to make a few bucks and dually making me look pretty when I'm riding.
If you can make one suitable for Texas (as in, unlined) and in a breathable material, I would be interested.
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Old 02-05-06, 06:42 PM   #19
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man, I would love to have one
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i got some patterns to make cycling caps last week. i cut the fabric / pinned everything so far just gotta sew it now.

yrs look great!
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Old 02-05-06, 06:55 PM   #21
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where'd you get the patterns from lugged?
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Old 02-05-06, 07:22 PM   #23
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That is a sweet cap. I am a sucker for maroon.

I just bought a handmade cap off of ebay awhile ago, but I would really want one of your caps when you sell them (well... if you make one from a non-wool fabric or faux wool).

I like the lining .

Very cool.
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Old 02-05-06, 07:29 PM   #24
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I'm totally gonna order one. Very nice work.
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