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RE: [WarOf1812] Re: Historical Authenticity? - Tarred Hat supplier

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  • Armchairadm@cs.com
    Can t say I care for the apearence of that particular hat. Suggest you try Hat Crafters at www.hatcrafters.com They offer the hat you show along with two
    Message 1 of 12 , Mar 31, 2006
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      Can't say I care for the apearence of that particular hat. Suggest you try Hat Crafters at www.hatcrafters.com They offer the hat you show along with two others that are, IMO, more suitable.
      See M86P "Seaman 1852" and M80P "Jack Tar"
      It also not all that dificult to make a proper Tared Hat out of canvas stiffened with paint.

      Ed B.

      "mccombs98" <macomb@...> wrote:

      >Here's a supplier of tarred hats. What's the general opinion of style
      >shown vs date?
      >http://www.ushist.com/wardrobe/hats_naval-enlisted.htm
      >Murray
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      >"Dale Kidd" <ucpm_gunner@...> wrote:
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      >> Gord, et al:
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      >> I have recently been informed that Carol Logie, at Pioneer Knives, will
      >> be stocking an appropriate straw hat for Navy wear this season, with 4"
      >> crown and 4" brim. That should help many with their impression.
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      >> That said, I have read from multiple sources that headware among the
      >> sailors on the Lakes was pretty widely varied and not particularly
      >> uniform, ranging form Scottish tams to Wool (Monmouth-style) caps, and
      >> almost every conceivable thing in between. As I have pointed out
      >> previously, the Provincial Marine, and by extension the Royal Navy
      >> sailors once the Navy took command in 1813, were known for being a
      >> particularly scruffy lot. We probably portray them as a lot more
      >> uniform than they actually were. I suspect the rather rough-looking
      >> impression presented by a few young members of the Provincial Marine is
      >> probably closer to accurate.
      >>
      >> Keep yer powder dry.
      >> ~Dale
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