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Officers hat British Army 1775 by GeneralVyse Officers hat British Army 1775 by GeneralVyse
Made by my own two hands! Correct as far as i know, Real gold lace.

As worn by officers in the British Army in the American War of Independenc and there after til around 1792.

I may make these to sell in the future.

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SuperSuomiSmoker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can you please make tutorial how you do these PLEASE

i beg of you because i am making pirate costume and i need hat like this but i dont know how to make it

and i only have 7 days before festival

so please can you help me x((((
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AntonioRenteria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Artist
When you do sell them, let Me know when they're available in red or tell Me how can I make My own.
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Hey Vyse - what kind of hat would a lord or a general wear?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
What era? Typically a bigger shinier version of everyone else's hats most of the time, In the Napoleonic era, they wore Bicorne's (aka fore and aft hats) [link] [link]

Something like that. I've made a similar hat but it came out oversized...
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Mid 18th century. This is the picture in question: [link]
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
You know, i thought that would be what you meant. I saw the pic earlier :D. Thats spot on. He wouldnt have any facial hair though, but thats an artistic liberty you can take and it's come out really well :D
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Glad to know I'm not doing it wrong. :XD: Thanks Dave. =P
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CopperKid07 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh, pretty....:heart:*reaches out to touch* May I?
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merssong Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Where did you find real gold lace?! Bravo, very well done!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Ah ebay! i can find almost anything on ebay given time!

It wasnt too expensive; this pattern 2" retails at £25+ per meter, i got it for £4 per meter!
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merssong Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Huzzah! I didn't even know you could still buy real gold trim, at least I know of no place that sells it in the States.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Oh yes, still made world wide if you can find it; cheapest is in Pakistan, but it cost me $150 just to send my money over there. I think there's a company in Canada that sells Silver lace, you might want to Try Jas Townsend in the states or Military Heritage .com also in canada :D

I've just ordered another 6meters from a guy in the UK so i will be making these hats to sell now! :D
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savivi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
!!! You have no idea how strange this is -- I was looking for bicorne images, and was wondering if you had any.

You're three days too late!

BTW -- check out my new dev in a few days (fingers crossed) -- that thing you always wanted me to do? Well, I'm assembling it now. It's twice the size of the ones before.

.... that sounds a little kinky.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
awww.... sowwy, I did have one for the RN in my gallery a while back yannow! :D

I saw the doll, tis awesome, that took a lot of effort and i didnt expect it to be sooo..... comprehensive!!! D:

Bravo very much!

kinky only to your warped little mind LOL
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savivi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! And I think I did see the older one, but it wasn't the right angle for me. Ah well!

And yes, warped is the perfect word. Muahahah/
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
*runs to you, stoles the hat and runs back to home*
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
my hat! oi tea leaf!!!! :D
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Radavik Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Nice work mate. Particularly on the gold embroidery. You've got to try a proper shako some time.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
I made a shako at the same time as this, haven't got any cords or badge for it yet though so its not being revealed til i have those.... this said, it's a massive size... 64??!?! i'm going to try and reduce it... but it's also VERY tall. Don't know how tall they should be so i made it 7.5" tall i think it would be better at 6".

I have materials to make another but, not til im convinced i have the design right, plus i will need more black leather belting :S !!!

Simon's commissioning me for a fore and aft hat soon as well. they'r going to cost a fair bit; BIG felts arent cheap :S
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Radavik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
When you've got Shako's down pat, I may commission you for a Coldstream Guards Officer's shako. Hackle, gold, cord, decorative. You should have a go at a Highlander's Bonnet. Basically, a little cylinder with a few ostrich feathers. Check it out: [link] I'm considering joining that re-enactment group. Some guys from pipes and drums are part of it, so I may... have to pay for my own 42nd uniform though...
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
They're all a bit stocky for my liking, where do your ancestors hail from? Im sure you know mine are borderers so we'd assume the more english Cameron style uniforms :S

I'll do you a shako for sure, i was thinking you'd want one when i started. Don't know how good they'll be so watch this space when i bring out the first one!

A while ago modern Highlander bonnets were selling very cheaply S: might be able to find them still!

Anyway, i say you should enlist! :D
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Radavik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
I am 'enlisted' in a Scottish regiment already lol. Victorian-Scottish Regiment, but most wear the Glengarry's instead of the bonnets though. Pipes and Drums got the bonnets though (though cage bonnets, not the Napoleonic ones lol).
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Ridiculously, they're pretty universal. I'm a size 59/60 which is about 7.5 - 7.75. It fits me well, it could do with a little stretching but the damn hat stretchers are highly collectable to antique dealers so an actual Milliner like myself doesnt stand a chance of buying on :(

It's first come first serve though and it'd be a while til i could collate the parts for another hat, i've got just enough for Leo's if she takes me up on it. The price of £20 is just for her as well as i owe her already :S
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
its £20 at cost, i want to sell them for £50, but i may be pursuaded to make a little concession to you matey; £40 + p&;p??? Leo doesnt seem in a rush so i should be able to do the one id reserved for her.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
leo, she is a laydeeh
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Shinyyyy! Seriously, it looks great!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
hehehehe thenaks Bethy! see all the tailors chalk on it? should have washed it first eh!? :S
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
haha. no, didn't see the chalk. I always forget to wipe it off my projects before taking photos as well.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
at least it shows i really did make it :D
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
precisely!
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
In all seriousness, how much DO you charge for these? Because I'm serious when I say I'd like one EXACTLY like this. :) It's amazing! And I wanna wear one to work. :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
£20 to you i think :D You know it's Infantry and Not RN right? :D soon, very soon, i will be on my way to being either Nellifred or Wellifred!!!!
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yaaay! Well I will definitely have to take you up on that then! :boogie: And argh! I know, I've just realised... nooooo! Ha ha ha, I thought it was a RN hat, but that's just because I was lazy and swooned over the photos first. :D

Ha ha ha! Nellifred... :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Do you want an Army one? RN one is going to take a lot of effort S:
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ah, no, I mistook this for a RN one because of the colours. But I tell you what, as soon as this lady tells me how much a custom cuff she's been working on for me is going to cost, we'll talk about it in more detail. I'll do some research and send you some likes or something. ;)

I do mean it though... WAAAAAAANT! XD
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
custom cuff?!
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, a wrist cuff, created with a theme. You'd like it. It look goood! :)
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