Papa Nui N3 Cap Grey HBT

Papa Nui N3 Cap Grey HBT

As early as 1942, the Navy was firmly in the hands of Admiral King and his dislike of working khakis was legendary. God forbid, it resembled the Army! King then advocated for a slate grey uniform to be worn as he had long admired the blue-grey uniforms of his Allies in the RAF. Soon he had a tailor work up a naval uniform in a similar grey color variation made from a Herringbone twill fabric, not unlike that worn by the US Marines. Responding to Admiral King's demands, the Papa Nui Cap Co-produced this unusual variant cap, the N-3 utility cap in ‘King’ Slate Blue. As the only company to be awarded a contract to develop this new working cap, surviving pieces are rare. This beautiful style has all the elegance and simplicity of style that its A-3 Army counterpart has but instead is realized in a Japanese milled mini HBT fabrication with an unfixed dye method allowing a quickly developed patina consistent with the sun drenching of deployment in the vast Pacific campaign. A cool billiard green poplin under visor keeps water reflection at a minimum whilst a new all-cotton canvas insert allows for the most natural customization of visor styling to be set to suit your personal preferences.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese milled herringbone
  • Cotton canvas visor insert 
  • M = 57 - 58 cm
  • L  = 59 - 60 cm
  • Made in Japan