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The Watch Cap has taken a bit of a beating of late, thanks to its rise in popularity multiple versions have cropped up with little similarity to the original. A design classic in with world of headwear, for many of a vintage/repro persuasion, this is far from just a navy beanie. Several companies do continue to make great versions, Buzz Rickson and McCoys to name two. Now Eastman step up with their own version, just hitting shelves. Of course, being Eastman this is a spot on replica; same spec label, knit, colour and importantly they’ve retained that ‘petal’ weave at the top just like the 1940’s version. They tell us this is creates a dense, tight cap that is virtually waterproof – an important feature for its original USN wearers. This is pretty much as good as it gets. Find yours here.

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