Sketch for an alternate idea on the mid-nineteenth century smoking cap reinterpreted as menswear, done at about the same time as the Philadelphia Cap. This one’s a bit… more ridiculous, but a take on the segmented construction seen on some examples - done together in four to eight sections, almost constructed in a similar fashion as a parasol cover. This shape I thought would be best adapted as a bicycle cap, with the short bill.
Am I going to make up this cap? I don’t know. This idea would probably redrafted, once I had a look at a segmented bicyclists cap and compared its construction to that of the segmented smoking cap. So, no idea. But I thought it’d make for a post to keep things fresh here.