Buzz Rickson's is a Japanese brandthat'scounted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military garments and casual wear in the world. They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments and make every effort to duplicate the material used paying close attention to technique, quality and details.
The US Army A3 Mechanic's Cap is reproduced to meet the standards of the caps worn by the US-Army in the early years of WWII.
The fabric is a nice and sturdy 8,2 oz cotton herringbone twill, a fabric that got it's name because the texture resembles the skeleton of a herring. This weaving technique is most commonly used in wool textiles and for more dressed up suits, but during the 40 and 50s it was also used in the military and and in workwear garments and that's were this jacket find it's inspiration. The cotton herringbone fabric was referred to as the "HBT twill".
It comes in two sizes, 7 1/4" and 7 1/2" which can be hot washed to shrink further, or cold soaked and stretched to fit. The 7 1/4" should fit 56-58cm heads and the 7 1/2" 59-61cm.
- Buzz Rickson's A-3 HBT Twill Cap - 100% Cotton - 8,2 oz herringbone twill - Herringbone taped internal seams - Pre washed - Made in Japan