By 1943 the US Navy had redeveloped a lot of its service clothing, particularly for those who would be serving with ground combat units. The new, more appropriately coloured green and khaki uniforms would have a N reference number, N-1, N-2 and N-3. Issued as part of a four piece utility uniform, along with a shirt, trousers and jacket, the N-3 utility cap would be made from the same strong HBT material that the army was using, and drew heavily on the USAAF's A-3 mechanic cap. The peak is flexible, allowing it to be worn up or down as was the style at the time, and two loops of fabric on the either side on the central internal seam allow it to be hung from a washing line. This NSX-95449 contact number dates this to Feb 1945, and made by Clark Daniels inc. NY.
This is absolutely deadstock and has never been worn.
- Tagged a size 7, and fits around that size
- I'm a 7 3/8, and can get this on a stretch but it's tight