USN UTILITY CAP USS PAMPANITO NAVY
This three panel cap is a copy of the US Navy's cotton sateen Utility Cap that was part of the working uniform from the late 1950s through the Vietnam War. This version is customized and features a patch for the submarine, USS Pampanito, at front. From the 1965 dated ink stamp at the cap's interior we can conclude that at this time the Pampanito was stationed in the San Francisco Bay Area at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The side of the cap is stenciled with the hull code for the Pampanito, SS-383. We recommend washing this cap for a custom fit.
- 100% Cotton Sateen
- True to size (we recommend washing for a customized fit)
- Standard 3" eight stitch visor
- Navy taping
- USS Pampanito patch at front
- SS-383 hull code stencil at left side
- Cotton Sateen sweatband with authentic government issue ink stamp
- 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.