I haven't seen yet a black coffee-cap cap, known as SS-Kappe, in the style as regularly worn by the SA.
This type of cap was occasionally also phrased as SS-Topf. These came into being in 1925 as the standard headdress.
In 1929 the form was somewhat modernized. For about 8 years this cap was the form worn by the SS.
From spring 1933 the visored cap became standard issue: SS-Dienstmütze "neuer Art". It was
described as the form used by the Reichsheer (the top is quite low).
Here two images from "Headgear of Hitler's Germany", volume 4. Sepp Dietrich is shown. The leaders caps do have
a white cloth piping (not aluminum), as in its begining all pipings were of such material. An early visored cap is also
recognizable by the white piping. The thin cords also are an early indication.
The cap shown in post 10 by FB is the earliest form of visored cap for the SS. So is anyway from 1932-1933.
Last edited by Wilhelm Saris; 12-19-2013 at 09:37 AM.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
a photo from Wiligut with his visor cap.
The Shea headgear book is a sin not showing a silk topped visor nor showing any white topped examples.
I think that's Schreck
Indeed, and that early Heer eagle (ca,'35) is neat too.
Question on fabrication....are the sides and top trikot on this piece? The band itself appears to be plain wool....?
The textiles are different, yes.
Thanks! Its interesting and nice looking.