The USAAF A-3 Mechanic's Cap is one of those items of clothing from the 1940’s that is synonymous with the WWII G.I. Though designated for aircraft mechanics, the A-3 was just too comfortable, practical and sharp to not be worn by anyone in the USAAF who could obtain one. It was the perfect item of clothing that lent itself so well to personalization: caps were painted or inked with names, rank, pin-up and cartoon art, and worn at a jaunty angle or with the visor turned upwards in true 1940’s G. I. fashion.
Buzz Rickson's resurrected this classic to their usual exacting standards: 8.5-ounce all-cotton herringbone twill in the early, light shade of olive drab, heavy stitching and reinforcing throughout, taped seams inside the crown, flexible visor, authentic label, and USAAF ink stamp on an exterior back panel. The cap is given a subtle vintage wash by the factory so that it isn't starchy new in appearance. A high-quality cap of true 1940’s character available again today!
Buzz Rickson's products are imported from Japan.
Sizes: 7 1/4 (Med.) & 7 1/2 (Lg). Please see our SIZING TIPS for advice on how to get the correct fit.
Buzz Rickson USAAF A-3 HBT Mechanic’s Cap
About this Style: The vintage caps were produced in only three sizes: 7, 7 1/4, & 7 1/2. These Buzz Rickson caps are available in sizes 7 ¼ & 7 ½ only. The fit runs true to your measured head size as converted to a cap size.
Tip 1: Measure your head circumference following the instructions found under the tab BODY MEASURING on this web site.
Tip 2: Covert your head measure to a cap size as found on the above-referenced tab link on this web site.
Tip 3: Order your corresponding cap size as converted from the head-measuring exercise found on this web site. For example: If your head measures 22 ¾”, which converts to size 7 ¼, order size 7 ¼. If you measure in between sizes, we suggest always rounding your head measure up to the larger size, but only you can determine this subjective area of fit.
If you are unsure of the size to order we will assist you; please contact us with your head measure as derived from the instructions and diagram found under the tab for BODY MEASURING on this web site.