This is a blog is about the replica WWII era caps and other flight gear I have made.

Flying caps are a fascinating part of WWII flying gear. Like the A-2 jacket, they are still functional and stylish today. I hope to include a smattering of info about the original caps from which my caps are modeled.

The patterns I use are taken primarily from originals in my collection. One of the biggest challenges is to find materials in the correct weave, weight, and color. More often than not I have to dye the fabrics.

All cap materials are hand dyed, hand cut, and hand assembled. Starting with nothing and having something I can wear is all part of the enjoyment. It can be very time consuming but there is a sense of pride that comes with it. I wear one of my caps almost daily.

With each cap I make, quality improves and ideas for other caps come. Blemishes and all, I think they can be pretty convincing.

This is not a business nor an "Items For Sale" site. There is no way to recoup the time spent on these projects. Nonetheless, you might find an item offered for sale here and there. I can only hoard so many!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

B-1 Multi-color For Sale

This is a variant I have seen in several pics. One is in "Gear Up!" I'm really not sure it these were produced with varying colors or if these were private purchase "Flying" or "Fishing" caps. Regardless, this is the correct B-1 pattern. It isn't perfect but mine never are and the originals weren't either. As I have said before, one day perfection will be the sure sign of a repro. Friends and family have said I am more picky than anyone else would be. Still I am a little self-conscious when actually letting these go for money. Too big for me as it is about a 7 3/8 size. I can add the AAF stamp if desired but I would be surprised if the "variants" seen in the pics had them. Who can say? Let me know. $ SOLD $ + $5 S&H,&PP fees

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