This World War II-era U.S. Navy white hat originated in the 1880s, when white canvas hats with a similar structure first appeared. Its original purpose was to protect the head from hot, intense sunlight. Normally, the brim is turned up, but it can be turned down to protect the ears if necessary. Over the years, the cap became as much of a tradition as the sailors' spring and summer white cotton uniforms, autumn and winter blue wool uniforms, and everyday denim.
The white caps are for soldiers below sergeant level. When worn, the upturned brim takes on the shape of a cup. This feature has earned it the nickname Dixie cup (because of the small disposable paper cup of the same name).
During World War II, men often added a touch of personal style to their white hats.
Had one when I was little! Great for the summer, can't wait! Great memories - my uncle gave me his from the war.
Okay Item, wasn't worth the Seven week wait for it to get to the UK.
I wondered how good this cap could be considering the price seemed pretty high. It's worth every penny. The craftsmanship and quality of materials far surpasses anything else I'd found. If you just want a Dixie-Cup style cap to wear as a joke you can buy a cheap one. If you want something that's as good or better than the real thing, you won't be disappointed with this cap from Bronson.
Arrivato prima del previsto, materiale molto buono.
Отличный головной убор. Материал плотный, держит форму. Абсолютная реплика флотской панамы времён WWII.
one of the best fit of this type other run to small.
Love this hat. It comes flat but is malleable so you can shape it how you want. I got size 7 3/4. Took 2 weeks to come but that’s good delivery time from China. Would recommend
Great quality, detail and fit. perfect for the recent heatwave ️
The ideal partner for my summer holidays in Spain!
Perfect! Keeps you cool even when DJing in the sun!
It’s the real deal Holyfield. Flipped up or down, it’s just sticks to my head. Love this!