These caps were originally manufactured under the authority of the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps and issued to civilian workers of FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the dark days of America’s Great Depression in the 1930’s. The CCC was largely responsible for working on government outdoor projects, such as creating and maintaining national parks; many of the sites and trails we enjoy in the USA to this day in our national parks are directly attributed to the workers of the CCC.
Produced from a selvage denim on 1930’s shuttle looms, assembled with all-cotton, off-white thread on vintage sewing machines, with all inside seams covered in off-white, all-cotton HBT taping, then topped off with an authentic label inside bearing an Emergency Conservation Force contract number from 1934, this is rugged American history at its best. And not only do these caps have great historical pedigree, they look great and can be conveniently rolled up and stowed in your pocket. Grab your CCC selvage-denim cap while supplies last.
Sizes available: 7 ¼ (Medium) or 7 ½ (XL). The denim is washed once and the shrinkage is now largely out of the cap, thus this is the final size fitting. Do not wash in hot water or dry using a high setting in a hot dryer as this could produce additional shrinkage. Please see Sizing Tips for advice in getting the correct fit.
Imported from Japan
Buzz Rickson CCC 1930’s Selvage-Denim Cap
About this Style: These caps are available in two sizes only: 7 ¼ & 7 ½. The sizes are true in these caps but the cap fabric and cap design allows for some generosity of fit without discomfort to the wearer or detriment to the overall appearance of the cap when worn, thus an individual whose cap size is a size smaller or larger could be happily accommodated with the nearest size. The denim fabric can be forced to stretch slightly. Desired fit is always subjective, so if your cap size is in between one of the sizes available in this cap style, select the size that you feel the most comfortable in wearing, thus you should order a larger or smaller size based on your preferences toward a looser or more snug fit.
Tip 1: Measure your head circumference following the instructions found under the tab Body Measures 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 a cap size that is closest to the cap size you derived from the measuring exercise noted above. If you measure in between sizes or one size above the largest size available, you must determine whether it’s best to size down or go up or to not order at all.
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 Measures on this web site.