This is the B-2 cap introduced in 1942, thus crafted from sheepskins dyed in dark brown with buttery-hued wool. Produced from the correct quarter-inch depth sheep wool and sewn with 100% cotton thread, our B-2 perfectly mirrors the vintage examples. Ruggedly constructed, including strong zigzag cover stitch, horsehide trim and five-panel assembly, this enduring style is the ideal companion to any of our flying jackets. Fight off the cold winds of winter in an Army Air Force classic!
Sizes available: 7, 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8 and 7 1/2. Please see our SIZING TIPS for advice on how to get the correct fit.
Imported from England
Eastman USAAF B-2 Flying Cap
About this Style:
These caps are available in sizes 7, 7 1/8, 7 ¼, 7 3/8, & 7 ½. The fit definitely runs small, particularly if you plan to wear the cap with the earflaps pulled down over your ears. Size 7 is should only be worn by those whose head measure indicates they are a size 6 3/8 or smaller. Conversely, the size 7 ½ cap is generous enough in its design so as to allow a comfortable wearing with the earflaps down by those whose head does truly measure as a 7 ½.
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: If you plan to wear this cap with the earflaps pulled down over your ears, order a cap size one size larger than your measured head size would indicate based on the measuring exercise outlined on this web site. For example: If your head measures 22 ¾”, which converts to size 7 ¼, order size 7 3/8 if you plan to wear the cap with the ear flaps down. If you will NEVER wear the cap with the earflaps down, you may be comfortable in wearing a cap size that corresponds to your true measured size, but it is still suggested to go up one size in most instances, except those needing size 7 ½, which is actually generous in fit and will comfortably accommodate measured head size corresponding to size 7 1/2 - 7 5/8. If you measure in between sizes, we suggest always rounding your head measure up to the larger size.
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.