The Cap Faction

Discussion in 'Hats' started by deanglen, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

    Minnesota, USA
    Good evening sir.

    Johnathan Richards cap: The company was founded in 1924 by a tailor named Jonathan and a marketer named Richard. This company's caps evoke the best of traditional Irish Tweed design. They are marketed today. Example here: The donegal wool of your cap appears to be very nice. The fabric sweatband and "plastic tip" make it a newer cap. It does not appear to have vintage (50's or earlier) cap characteristics. This does not make it an inferior cap.

    I am not familiar with the label and perhaps you can contact the company direct for the dating question.

    As to the other cap I am unsure other than recognizing the cap as a "driving cap" style. I see your cap's slim and streamlined style as being a "hip" or stylish recently. I can not assist with dating.

    The above said, nothing detracts from the caps having pleasing wool patterns and hues. If you enjoy wearing them - cheers!

    Best, Eric -
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  2. Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith New in Town

    Thanks so much for all the info.
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  3. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I've hung out for years in the outerwear section posting on leather jackets. I bought this cap recently. I'm very good with vintage leather jackets, but don't know anything about caps. I thought this cap looked old. What can you tell me.


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  4. RBH

    RBH Bartender

  5. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Uhh, care to expand on that thought a bit RB? :D
  6. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The M1941 herringbone twill patrol cap was introduced in 1941 and used by the U.S. Army throughout World War II and the Korean War:


    Allegedly made to the same specification as those actually used by the troops, this is a modern reproduction. Their sizing is a little off so the cap fits a bit snug, but it's comfortable and doesn't leave any marks. The crown is only one layer with no liner, so I'm looking forward to breaking this one in to see how the material relaxes and shapes itself.

    Next is the next step in the evolution of the U.S. Army patrol cap, the M1951:


    A slightly different pattern for the crown resulted in a slightly different shape without the vertical seams seen on the previous version. This version of the patrol cap was introduced in the Korean War, and some variation is still in use by the various branches of the U.S. Military to this day.

    If any of this is wrong please correct me. I've found very little on the 'Net regarding the history of these caps. Oh, and the dog tags are only a bit of Halloween theatricality; I was never in the military.

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