Black Cats Cap.
Night waters of the South West Pacific, enemy waters! Sea roads for Japanese armaments traveling south to smash US Marines fighting to hold coral beach heads on isolated Atolls and jungled islands.
A shadow appears! A silent killer, swooping down on a nip convoy unaware, on an I-type recently surfaced. We own the night! A Black Cat on the hunt, a deadly adversary sweeping the moonlit skies, clearing a path to Victory.
Inspired by ball caps favored by Naval aviators, Papa Nui and Troy O’Shea introduce the Black Cats Cap. Paying homage to the PBY-5 Catalina’s and their crews this beautiful cap incorporates the very best of period detailing and more. Pure dark navy wool flannel backed with traditional horsehair cloth facing and original dead stock brim-inserts provide a level of hand made detailing never before seen. Black coated eyelets and a black kangaroo leather sweatband elevate this cap to a piece worthy of those South Pacific heroes of the dark . Using original samples and referencing war time photos we’ve built this cap on a 1940’s crown shape and a wide square aviators visor gleaned from a 20th AF veterans personal cap.
This release is limited. Sizes are medium 57-58 and large 59-60. Completely hand made in Australia.