Z-Special RAF comforter Watch Cap.
Z-Special RAF comforter Watch Cap.
Z-Special RAF comforter Watch Cap.

Z-Special RAF comforter Watch Cap.

"Luck and a Lancaster were our daily bread in those far-off, momentous days. We loved the one and couldn't expect to live without a large slice of the other. We all carried a keepsake, a sign of our trust worn around the neck, or pocketed next to the heart. It could be the ubiquitous rabbit's foot or a rosary, a letter, a St Christopher, medal or coin, a photograph, playing cards... Mine was to wear my Papa Nui comforter on every mission.” LT Harry Yates DFC.

The Papa Nui RAF comforter.

This seasons version salutes those Lancaster and Wellington crews, the jocks in their Spitties and Hurricanes and the boys that kept them all operational on the airfields of England.

Using the finest knitting facilities, this all Japan make takes pure a worsted wool and dye matches the glorious RAF blue of the fabulous Few. This faithful recreation will hold you tight on those moonlit missions over the Fatherland and ensure a swift and safe return to cliffs of Ol’ Blighty.

Recently I’ve been working with Bill Yao from the MKII watch company in the USA, because many of our ideas have an intersection of inspiration and we wanted to harness the opportunity to bring each other’s markets into alignment, great caps, awesome watches!

Both Bill and I were completed intrigued by this cap so recently when some original pieces were made available we jumped on the opportunity to base ours on these period examples.