Whilst Mitchell Camo was never widely issued for anything beyond helmet covers and shelter halves, many soldiers would get creative and use the tailors in and around bases in Okinawa, Thailand, the Philippines and of course in Vietnam. This cap is one of the results. Likely this would have been for a marine who preferred the 8 point style cover cap. If you look closely across the peak and sweatband, you can see where the shelter half has been unpicked, the peak having been cut from the very corn of the shelter. A little unusually for this style of cap, this is lined, but given these were never official issue, it's not unusual to find variations in designs and may well have been made for an officer.
This is perfect condition, and looks unworn. You can still see chalk tailors marks on the underside of the peak.
- This is a larger size. I'm a 7 3/8 and its a little big on me
- Measures 61cm around the inside of the band
- That would make it around 7 5/8