TIGERSTRIPE BOONIE HAT JOHN WAYNE
Tigerstripe is synonymous with the Vietnam War where it was popularized by elite soldiers like Special Forces and SEALs. This boonie from The Real McCoy's is made up in a variant of tiger known as John Wayne and features a short, cut-down brim. Shortening the brim was a modification done in-theatre by soldiers to improve visibility and ability to quickly acquire their rifle sights.
- 100% Cotton
- True to size
- Foliage band with loops at the base of crown
- Metal mesh ventilation grommets at the sides of the crown
- Made in Japan
The Real McCoy’s was created by Mr. Hitoshi Tsujimoto, an esteemed vintage collector and dealer, as a way to recreate the classic pieces from his archive of American fashion from the 40s & 50s. Inspiration alone was not enough to produce the ultimate reproduction, it required the sensitive minds of detail-orientated craftsmen in Japan. Additionally, The Real McCoy's reproduce materials and parts using the same methods and machinery from the past. While they create the ultimate reproduction, they seek to make it even better than the original. The Real McCoy's brand is split into distinct sub brands, to give each a clear identity. The Real McCoy's refers to the Military reproductions from the US Navy, Army and Airforce. Joe McCoy includes American sportswear, denim and workwear.