3271Re: 'ello all, could someone point me in the right direction
- Sep 6, 2006
> you spoke of a felt hat blank do you know where one of those may beIf you use any search engine (like google or yahoo) and type in "hat
> bought? thankyou for your input.
> for honor and glory
> Alec Hunter
blanks" there are pages and pages of merchants that sell both sized
and unsized felt hat blanks. They vary in price and quality, fur felt
will last much longer than wool felt. The feathers I have seen used
with these are generally ostridge, again easy to find through google.
One caveat for you to know, I am unfamiliar with that style, as it is
commonly worn, being terribly period for late period English. Being
someone brought up in the shadow of Hollywood, I have a feeling it has
more to do with the four musketeer and pirate movies than period
sources. How about a flat cap? it is easy to sew and is commonly seen
with feathers. The one used for fighting could be made of lightweight
leather, with the added size for your helm the brim could be made a
I have posted and example for you in the pictures section of the group
under "Miscellaneous". It is of King Charles IX of France, there are
similar ones of Edward IV of England, and Philip II of Spain all
painted within a decade of each other.
Hope this helps.
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