“GREYHOUND” Product: Buzz Rickson Watch Cap, U. S. Navy 1941
The critically acclaimed 2020 Tom Hanks film "GREYHOUND" depicts warfare in the North Atlantic against German U-Boats in World War II. Tom Hanks is a very dedicated actor who holds great personal admiration and respect for the WWII veterans, and as such he is very driven to achieve high levels of authenticity. The production company for "GREYHOUND" hired our founder as a consultant because they were interested in the epitome of historical accuracy, and they purchased our Buzz Rickson's U. S. Navy items because these items are world renowned as the last word in quality and authenticity. If you see "GREYHOUND," our founder is credited on screen as a consultant and you will see nearly every minute of the film depicting the primary cast wearing Buzz Rickson's USN winter Deck Jackets, Pea Coats, work shirts, and these Watch Caps that were supplied in quantity.
The U. S. Navy often times found itself performing duties in some of the worst weather conditions imaginable, from stagnant boiling heat to cutting icy air. During cold weather, various outer clothing was developed to protect and enable a sailor to perform his duties, one such item being the famous worsted-wool knit winter cap nicknamed the “watch cap,” because sailors, often times, stood their watches wearing these caps. The “watch caps” of the 1930's and 1940's have a unique construction style and are made from a more dense worsted-wool knit than similar caps from the late 1950's to the present day.
Buzz Rickson’s has, yet again, done a masterful job of recreating this classic style, right down to the correct old-style USN quartermaster stores spec. label correctly sewn to the outside of the cap, and the proper weight wool with the narrow weave on the outer edge graduating into the thicker, heavier weave of the cap body. This cap is every bit as warm and good looking as the vintage examples it copies, and its the ticket to round out a Buzz Rickson’s USN chambray shirt and Pea Coat.
Sizes: One size fits all
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