Hi, Does anybody have any opinion on wearing a forage cap with a cape? I mean a cap, with a bit of fabric that goes down the neck. Is this something which simply is phased out of being? I seem to recall Japanese troops in WWII using them, and definitely WWI by Commonwealth troops. Reason I ask is that I just got back from an overnight trip to the desert and a peaked cap with a cape would have been very useful. But if I make my own, it looks affected unless there is historical basis. Right now, I'm running around in a red beret I bought at a beret store in Toronto. Or a Tilley hat knockoff if it's particularly warm. Is this item no longer in existence due to the Tilley hat and the ballcap? You occasionally see people in ballcaps with a bandana hanging over their neck. Normally I don't give two hoots about modern fashion, but I really don't want to look silly. I think people walking around with nylon windbreakers and Keen walking sandals look a little silly, but does this item still exist? Can I make my own, with a surplus cap and just add some fabric? Most importantly, can a civilian wear such an item if the forage cap is without insignia or is what we sometimes call a "fisherman's cap"? If I were to add my own cape, silk or cotton or merino? What makes most sense. C.