This listing is for caps with any color branch of service piping other than infantry blue which are listed separately.
During the War, many soldiers preferred this style of garrison cap- it is more rectangular and "sharper" in appearance than the issue cap. These were purchased from tailors, clothing stores and Post Exchanges (PX's). Many enthusiasts have mistakenly christened these "paratrooper" models which is erroneous- any soldier or airman could (and often did) purchase these. They are made from the same type of wool serge as the Service Coat and Wool Trousers.Branch of Service Piping:
Once a soldier was assigned to a unit, colored trim was usually sewn around the lip of the cap fold. (A few soldier's did not get this done for one reason or another, especially in the middle of the War.) These are stocked with piping at all. For all colors other than blue, there is a $14.99 charge to partially dis-assemble the cap to sew in the desired color of piping. "No piping" is still considered "custom" but there is no upcharge.
Available Piping Colors
1st Special Service Force- red/white/blue
Air Corps- yellow/blue
Warrant Officer- silver/black