(PREORDER) Field Cap - Shelter Cloth
made from vintage army shelter half tents, these canvas field caps are durable, lightweight, and brimming with character. the 8oz cloth on these has seen some use and looks all the better for it. the OD #3 is dated 1942, from Sears Saddlery Co. in Davenport, Iowa. the color is sort of an olive-tan. the OD #7 is dated 1974, manufactured by Rebmar Inc., which appears to have been located in Puerto Rico. the OD #7 color is more of an olive green, more saturated than the OD #3.
because these caps are made from vintage fabrics that have been used outdoors, some color variation, light staining, and general wear should be expected and, hopefully, appreciated.
short, canvas-stiffened peak can be worn down or flipped up. premium cotton inner band and seam tape. prewashed for a soft, worn-in look and feel.
* this preorder has ended. all preorder caps will be delivered in April. if any cloth remains for inventory caps, they will be available in May.
style: 6-panel ball cap
shell: vintage cotton canvas
inner band: cotton
peak: heavy canvas stiffener
the Otis James Field Cap is inspired by military and work caps of the mid 20th century. it is intended to be a versatile companion, both in form and function. the peak is stiffened with a heavy canvas, allowing it to easily be worn flipped up or down. the malleable peak also allows for extreme pack-ability. roll it up, stuff it in your pocket, and worry not. the Field Cap is ready for adventure! each cap is individually handcrafted with strong attention to detail in my studio in East Tennessee.
if your Otis James Field Cap becomes soiled,
hand wash or gentle cycle - cool water. gentle soap if needed.
air dry or tumble dry on low heat.
* i recommend putting the cap on your head before it is fully dry. the cap will be tight at this point but should stretch to fit your head within a short period of time. the cap will naturally relax in fit as it dries, but to help with the stretching— grab the peak with both hands and pull forward while rocking the cap side to side on your head. this will provide a perfect, personalized fit as the cap molds to your head.
to properly determine your cap size, measure the circumference of your head at the widest part, or where your caps generally sit, using a soft measuring tape or string and ruler. always measure a few times to determine the maximum measurement. see the chart below to determine your size. (measurements are all +/- 1/8")
i recommend buying a cap that will fit snug (not tight) upon the first wear. with just a little bit of time, the cap will shape and mold to your head, providing the perfect, comfortable fit.
*everyone wears his or her cap differently and every manufacturer has different size specifications. i developed my size chart based on inch measurement with 3/8" increments between sizes.