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PX Garrison Cap
PX WWII Garrison Cap

: $24.99

PX Garrison Cap Size & Piping*:

Garrison Cap Piping Color*:

Product Description

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 blue (infantry) piping or no 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.

How to select cap piping

For infantry caps (including paratroopers):

Step 1. Go to the "PX Garrison Cap Size & Piping" field and select the size you want with "Infantry". Example: "Size 7 1/4 Infantry"

Step 2: In the "Garrison Cap piping color" field choose "Infantry (blue)".

For any branch of service except Infantry/ blue, officers, or no piping at all.

Step 1. Go to the "PX Garrison Cap Size & Piping" field and choose your size with "Custom piping". Example: "Size 7 Custom Piping"

Step 2. In the "Garrison Cap piping color" field choose the color you need and we will sew it on for you. ("No piping" is also in this field, but it has no upcharge for sewing since we don't have to sew them.)

Available Piping Colors

Infantry (includes paratroopers)- blue

Artillery- red
Armor- green/white
Tank Destroyer-black/orange
1st Special Service Force- red/white/blue
Air Corps- yellow/blue
Engineer- red/white
Medical- burgundy/white
Warrant Officer- silver/black
Officer- gold/black