The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are today counted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments in the world! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the material while paying close attention to technique and quality with the goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
This is Buzz Rickson's version of the classic all wool head gear worn by US Navy in the 40s. Commonly known as Watch cap or USN wool beanie. The reason for the US Navy to wear wool is that wool has the natural capacity of keeping the heat even when soaking wet. If one would find oneself in an extreem situation where ones wool clothes are soaked and the weather is cold you should never undress the wool garments because it's ability to keep you warm could actually be a mater of life and death. That's also the reason why wool is our favorite fiber.
Buzz Rickson carefully reproduces these beanies to be as close as possible to the original ones and when the degrees goes sub zero this head gear will be there to help you get through the long winter.
- Buzz Rickson's USN Wool Watch Cap Navy - 100% worsted wool - 6-section crown as per military spec - Shuttle-loom woven label - One size - Made in Japan