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The Ghost Squadron Cap

Runabout is an American-made daily wear outdoor brand that released their Ghost Squadron – A3 Cap. This cap is their representation of the iconic WW2 US Air Corps A3 Mechanic Cap. The cap is made in 2X1 denim fabric and trimmed with a period-correct olive drab Herringbone fabric. The cap is fitted and it comes in two sizes, S/M and L/XL.

runabout a3 cap

runabout a3 cap

The Construction Of The Cap

The Ghost Squadron cap is made with three layers of fabric sandwiched and held in place together by 19 neatly stitched rows of stitching, 5 more rows than the original A3’s. The six panels that make up the crown are stitched together by a single needle and flat busted by hand and then covers the seams with 1/2” 100% cotton natural Herringbone by a single needle as they were done back in the day.

runabout a3 cap

runabout a3 cap

The Fabrics

For the cap, they used two fabrics, denim, and Herringbone. The denim fabric is old stock from the White Oak by Cone Denim mill, so woven in the USA on authentic shuttle looms. The Herringbone fabric Mill Spec, WW2 100% cotton and dyed in the proper green.

The sewing is as perfect as it gets and then some. They stitched the hat in olive 100% cotton 1950’s old stock thread that was made back the day to Government specifications.

runabout a3 cap

runabout a3 cap

Other Details Of The Cap

The labels on the cap are printed on cotton sheeting. The headband is cut on the bias and it is constructed and sewn the same way as the original A3 caps.

This cap will be shipped to you hand blocked and shaped by hand using steam and it will be carefully packaged in an ample size box that prevents the hat from being crushed along the way on its journey to you.

runabout a3 cap

runabout a3 cap

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.