A-3 WWII Original Shelter half Papa Nui x Troy O’Shea.
This batch of A-3 aviators caps are cut from a rare and original WWII Marine shelter halve, a near mint find, a relic from the Pacific war. Each Shelter half yields only 19 caps so they’re limited and hard to come by. Each cap is completely authentic in fabrication and manufacturing technique and possesses a simplicity that’s completely utilitarian. A founding ethos of the Papa Nui Brand. The ‘O‘’s will never really understand the lengths that Troy and I go to when we develop these conceptual ideas and none will ever match Troy’s skill in constructing a vintage cap, it’s an art and a privilege to watch! There’s a real reason I say, ‘anything else is just a cap’, it’s not just a catch phrase.