Can someone tell me about this Officer's Hat (Which War??)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by distinctive, May 25, 2009.



  1. JibranK

    JibranK Senior member

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    Don't get it. I don't like all these posts with people who buy military uniform bits and wear them. Unless you've earned a rank or uniform, do not dress yourself as though you have.
     


  2. distinctive

    distinctive Senior member

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    Are you out to crap on all of my threads? I didn't buy this to wear. It was a gift. If you have some useful information, please contribute. If not, sthu
     


  3. Avebury

    Avebury Senior member

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    I think it's USAAF, WWII.
     


  4. axe

    axe Senior member

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    Definitely American, probably WWII, possibly Korea.
     


  5. Avebury

    Avebury Senior member

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    I think it's USAAF, WWII.

    I used to collect WWII militaria (UK that is). Actually, it's poss US Army, not USAAF.
     




  6. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Looks like WWII to me definitely.

    But I can't be sure since I was in the CIA during Nam and I'm not allowed to talk about it[​IMG]
     


  7. StopPolloition

    StopPolloition Senior member

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    This is WWII era, US Army, enlisted or NCO's service cap. An officer's cap has a larger brass/gold crest that has the eagle and everything, but it is not in the round setting.
     


  8. JibranK

    JibranK Senior member

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    Are you out to crap on all of my threads? I didn't buy this to wear. It was a gift. If you have some useful information, please contribute. If not, sthu
    I don't recall ever posting in your other threads.
     


  9. distinctive

    distinctive Senior member

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    I don't recall ever posting in your other threads.

    Check your post history
     


  10. clarity

    clarity Senior member

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    Don't get it. I don't like all these posts with people who buy military uniform bits and wear them. Unless you've earned a rank or uniform, do not dress yourself as though you have.

    You realize people collect stuff like this, or were given such items from elder family members. It's not necessarily for wearing.
     


  11. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Don't get it. I don't like all these posts with people who buy military uniform bits and wear them. Unless you've earned a rank or uniform, do not dress yourself as though you have.

    Disagree with the blanket statement here. I have a black garrison cap that belonged to my grandfather. Yes, we're both veterans, but served under different flags at opposite ends of the Earth, so I certainly didn't "earn" his uniform. But I wear it to honor the guy and because it's a sharp looking hat.

    As long as you avoid medals or insignia, if you want to wear a military item and you can do it tastefully, I say go for it.
     


  12. JibranK

    JibranK Senior member

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    I don't have a problem with such things from family members.

    What I refer to are posts like the one on SF from about a year back of a guy who wears a British Army greatcoat with rank insignia because it looks cool, or a guy on AAAC from about the same time who did the same thing for a Royal Navy reefer jacket or various folk on the Fedora Lounge who do the same.
     


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    I agree - if its military inspired (i.e. pea-coat), having an original is awesome. However, getting an officer's hat w/ the military insignia is practically blasphemy.
     


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