Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Court Dress Hat 1775 by GeneralVyse Court Dress Hat 1775 by GeneralVyse
Hand sewn gentlemans hat of the 1775 War of independence period.

The hat is wool felt, the button is chromed base metal with diamantes, the cockade is velvet. The lace is silver metal cord. It's a bit of a small size, i'm hopefully going to be able to stretch it to a wearable size.

It took about four hours work and i've got pretty sore fingers now!

If anyone's interested in buying one of these please Note me for details. I also take commisions for Military or other civilian hats made to your specifications.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconthousandmaster-nagi:
ThousandMaster-Nagi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
You look like Napoleon
Nice job!
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Hahha, well he wore a different pattern of ha,t but thank you all the same.
Reply
:iconj-jammer:
J-Jammer Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
How long does it take you to create this?

Good job. Nice work. Cool photo angles, as always.
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Ooh, about 4 hours, i cant remember now :S

Glad you like it, hand sewn!!!
Reply
:iconj-jammer:
J-Jammer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I know...which makes it even more awesome:p Welcome.
Reply
:iconbattytothebone:
battytothebone Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
lovely work
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Thankyou very very much! I'm pretty pleased with it!
Reply
:iconmadamegiry:
MadameGiry Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Very lovely hat, sir!
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Heh thanks glad you like it, i learnt a fair bit making this one the correct way, i plan to make acouple more identical ones for sale!
Reply
:iconbringbackhats-club:
BringBackHats-Club Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Nice!!

I bought a very elaborate rosette today... I thought of you. I think I'm going to have to try to imitate it. lol
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Ah cool! You'll have to show me, sort of thing for a hat?! (Cockade)
Reply
:icondraugdur:
Draugdur Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Wonderful!
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thankyou!!! :D
Reply
:icondraugdur:
Draugdur Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I'll make sure to post those pics of my tricorne when I get back from Stockholm. Oh, I'll try at least ;)
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Heh! good :D
Reply
:icon18thcenturyclub:
18thcenturyclub Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Oh my, that is very beautiful! :) You look great in that hat. Such marvellous work!
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I hoped you'd like it! I've been contemplating a white, Ladies tricorne what do you think?
Reply
:icon18thcenturyclub:
18thcenturyclub Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Oh, that would be nice! :)
Reply
:iconcdrejohnpauljones:
CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done Sir!
I see a very profitable opportunity for you here... you need to open a shop. :D
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Mmm, i think so too, I've seen a pretty girl at our market, and i may be able to pursuade her to sell some on her stall!
Reply
:iconcdrejohnpauljones:
CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
Reply
:icongoldenspring:
Goldenspring Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Shiny! What are you using for the binding ribbon? I really like the shape, even if Si thinks it's too pointy in front. Where do you get your felts again? I know you told me at one point...
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
[link]=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1688%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Thats not a bad seller, not the one i buy from, they're in spain, but i can't find a link for them at the momment.

I use cord for the binding (to tie it together?) similar to boot lace but flat.

I went a little OTT with the shape, its very sculpted, my officers one was simpler, but as for the prow or front peak, i like them crisp like this :D
Reply
:icongoldenspring:
Goldenspring Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
No, I meant the ribbon around the top edge.
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
ah, well its some polytheney stuff i think, its identical to that used on modern army caps (like glengarrys: [link]) I bought up the whole stores stock (which isnt much) its 1.5" wide. They's have used some sort of Horsehair material in the good old days.
Reply
:icongoldenspring:
Goldenspring Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
ah, ok. You can get it in Rayon/cotton too and that stuff at least can be ironed into a bit of a curve for going around the edge of a hat like that. I thought you might be able to do that and get a smoother line if you wanted but it might not work with the poly.
Reply
:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad General.
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Cheers~! :D :salute: :D
Reply
:iconsonicmark:
Sonicmark Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Ah General, your large array of attire never ceases to intrigue me :)
And that looks like some very good craftmanship, especially the outer lining along the front of the hat

Well done :D
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thanks, inside though its pretty crude, i trimmed away as much of the thread-ends as i could but there're little tufts everywhere.

I'm quite tempted to make another identical one and sell it.
Reply
:iconsimonlmoore:
SimonLMoore Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is quite sexay, the hat's not bad either, harharhar...

One suggestion IF you do a Pellew hat, try and make the front peak more rounded less pointy. Otherwise this is an epic bicorne :D
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I like the pointy peak! But aye, that said, the brims on these felts arent really broad enough for Pelew... any ideas for a swallow tail cockade!?
Reply
:iconsimonlmoore:
SimonLMoore Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm...one or two, depends what leather/leatherette you have...get on YIM mofo...
Reply
:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Hagman; "Buggeritt.."
Reply
:iconsimonlmoore:
SimonLMoore Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New super hero...Hag-Man...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 10, 2009
Image Size
3.7 MB
Resolution
2851×2786
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,791
Favourites
26 (who?)
Comments
35
Downloads
121
×