For sale here is a great looking US WW2 Army Air Force Corps AAC USAAF Officer's Crusher Style Visor Cap. This is a great looking cap by the very seldom seen maker of Silverwoods of Los Angeles.
You just don't ever find these. This is not a true crusher, but it is very soft and flexible. The cap is made of Chocolate Brown Elastique. The cap is complete with chin cord, back strap, side buttons, and highly detailed pointed wing small Army Air Forces sytle Eagle.
This cap does have a few condition issues. The wearer's left side chin cord slide has lost all stitching. There is a large pique/tear to the wearer's right side of the cap.
The front seam of the sweat band is gone, and about half of the band is loose. Even so, most of these issues can be hidden or dealt with for display. The body of the cap is in good condition with light wear and soiling, and would be great without the aforementioned tear. The mohair band and eagle are in excellent condition.The side buttons do show some patina. All of the leather parts are soft and supple with a nice lightly worn look. There is some mildew residue on the bill and chin strap that should clean up. Again, remember the missing stitching on the slide. This isn't a TRUE crusher, as the bill is double thick, but it is very flexible all around.
Inside, the cap has a perforated leather sweatband that is supple and unmarked. As mentioned about half of the stitching has been torn out.
The cap is lined in gold satin. The cap has a full sweat shield that hasn't darkened or stiffened. This leaves the delicate maker mark of Silverwoods Los Angeles nice and visible. The cap is not size marked, but i would guess it to be a 7 1/4.
This is a scarce cap with a few issues, but it still displays extremely well. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please take a look at my other great items!The item "US WW2 Army USAAF Air Force Officer's Crusher Style SILVERWOODS! Visor Hat Cap" is in sale since Friday, February 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "cadencemilitaria" and is located in Lenoir, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped worldwide.