Worker Caps -
The military shoulder sleeve insignia dates in the U.S. from the Civil War. They were officially incorporated onto army uniforms in 1918 and flourished during WW2 and the Korean conflict. Originally, the patches were felt, later they were woven, but the colorful collection from the American army which appears below uses the Merrow overlock method. Each Military Patch cap is a One of A Kind and has an original and vintage patch usually, but not always, from the 1940’s and 50’s.
All are 1940's, round, soft-crown, 12 ounce wool flannel caps. Inside, is a hair canvas front backing and leather sweat band. The 3” visor is the modern length and has a dark green under-visor. The patch is identified in the product description.