Different Types of Military Inspired Caps
Looking for a new hat to wear? The watch cap, jeep cap, winter cap, fatigue cap, and tropic colette, are five military inspired caps to spice up your wardrobe.
Hats are great. They keep the sun out of your eyes, keep your head warm in the winter, and they can look just plain cool. If you’re ready to step up your hat game and retire that old ball cap of yours, here are a few military inspired options to spice up your wardrobe.
First off is the Watch Cap. More commonly known as a beanie , a watch cap is a simple military hat used to keep your head warm. It is comprised of a few pieces of fabric (usually wool or cotton), sewn or knitted together with a hole for your head. No bill or brim, just a nice warm cap to cover your dome.
Not unlike the watch cap is the Jeep Cap. It too is made from a few pieces of fabric knitted together, but what distinguishes it from its simpler cousin is the inclusion of a brim. The brim is rarely (if ever) hard, typically being made from the same material as the rest of the cap without anything to support it.
For those days where your head just won’t stay warm, there’s the Winter Cap. You’ve probably seen these in any moving depicting conflicts in Russia (because Russia is cold!). They’re the hats with the fun earflaps that come down to keep your face warm. Typically fur-lined, these caps are meant to keep out even the coldest temperatures.
If you’re a fan of the classic baseball cap look, but want an upgrade, the Fatigue Cap might be just the thing for you. It is a standard issue hat that looks like a baseball cap, but with a flat top and a wider brim. The brim is hard, usually being supported by some form of cardboard beneath the fabric. It is a classic, yet distinct enough from your everyday to give you a few extra style points.
If the fatigue cap is a baseball cap then the Tropic Colette Cap is a fedora. It is similar to the fatigue cap in its general build; it has a solid brim extending from the crown, but it’s crown is what makes it unique. The crown has a divot in it, just like a fedora, making it a more formal cap. In addition, telling people you’re wearing a tropic colette just sounds cool.
From simple caps to fancy colette’s, there is a military cap for any occasion. Far more than for just keeping your head warm, these different caps can add style and originality to your wardrobe. For more on Military clothing in San Diego, visit this website.
David is an adventurer with tactical experience and training. He is on a campaign to inform people about military surplus, camping, survival and tactical equipment. You can find his thoughts at Livejournal blog.
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