From what I've learn't from Italian collectors over the years, there is a subtle difference between the fabric shown here and the type they generally consider "100% Italian" and known to them specifically.
The subject deserves it's own thread and would cover much ground but as yet, I've found that the interest isn't there yet.
12-20-2013 09:25 PM
...and we have more original SS caps on our site by dint of some very hard work as well as huge expenditure of treasure.
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There is a sticky here from our lost Slovak who tried to analyze the variety of textiles used in SS peaked caps.
Types Materials for SS Visor Hats
As excellent as that thread was, it only describes this cloth as "Italian".
From numerous discussions with my rather feisty friend Manny and which make perfect sense, thousands of types of fabric weave were produced during the period, not all that are obviously not German are definitely Italian either..
I see items (uniforms mostly) on obscure dealers sites made from Italian cloth. I have mostly avoided them. (Foolishly?)
Nice cap though, great condition!
Best regards, Patrick
Lots of fakes in "Italian" cloth Pat, that's why.
These are Kleiderkasse vintage . . . and likely, "Italian" variety cloth.
Thanks for the information guys. My SS headgear collection now is 16 caps and 2 helmets. I had the possebility to acquire some beautiful and rare pieces the last 2 years. Most of them have allready been posted at GHW and WAF. Is it nice to post them at WRF as well?
Nice twins you have, my compliments ;-)
by N.C. Wyeth
By all means, post them here. We always like to see good authentic pieces here!
by Phil Beekmeijer
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
You will love some of my caps:-)
I'll post them in a new thread later.