The Barrymore Cap – 1930s

Continuing the black and white theme, a Canadian cap from the 1930s. The Barrymore Cap: Canada’s Best Cap. I love the pretension lurking behind that branding. Horrid cliche, but they just don’t make ’em like this any more. These vintage 8-panel caps have so much more drape than their modern equivalents, and the modern ones with more drape than normal don’t have the right shape for a 1920s-50s look. This would have been the cheaper model offered since it only has a leather front part, rather than the complete leather sweatband. Click images for larger, better resolution.

Cordova Handmade Caps (link below) are making great-looking repros of a different style of cap, with a single piece top with 8 darts rather than 8 panels. Check out Johnny’s work. You might have to register at The Fedora Lounge to be able to buy one, as I don’t think Cordova have a website yet.

Cordova Handmade Caps

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