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General Discussion => Uniforms & Awards => Topic started by: TheMeepMan on August 02, 2020, 05:37:04 pm

Title: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: TheMeepMan on August 02, 2020, 05:37:04 pm
Hey guys,

In CAPR 39-3, on page 90 it is mentioned;

"6.2.4. Blue Winter Cap. Cap will only be worn with a full-length outer garment, while
wearing the mess dress, semi-formal, service dress or service uniforms (Figure 6.13)."

Does anyone know where I could find one?

Thanks,
TheMeepMan
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: NIN on August 02, 2020, 05:52:11 pm
Ebay. But they're awful.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Capt Thompson on August 02, 2020, 06:10:52 pm
If you've never seen one, check out the picture at VG:

https://www.vanguardmil.com/products/civil-air-patrol-blue-cold-weather-cap?variant=19249786880054

One look at the picture should be enough to make you not want to every buy one.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: SarDragon on August 02, 2020, 07:05:22 pm
Where do you live?

I had a hat like that when I was in the Navy, and it was mostly too warm in Maine and northern Japan. Besides, it's you-ga-lee.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: TheMeepMan on August 03, 2020, 02:25:08 am
Quote from: SarDragon on August 02, 2020, 07:05:22 pmWhere do you live?

I had a hat like that when I was in the Navy, and it was mostly too warm in Maine and northern Japan. Besides, it's you-ga-lee.

I live in NJ sir. And Capt Thompson, I saw it and I am very disappointed that the flaps aren't white :(.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Mitchell 1969 on August 03, 2020, 03:39:22 am
Quote from: NIN on August 02, 2020, 05:52:11 pmEbay. But they're awful.
But authorized with mess dress. Which tempts me to buy one just because.


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Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Mitchell 1969 on August 03, 2020, 03:40:19 am
Quote from: NIN on August 02, 2020, 05:52:11 pmEbay. But they're awful.
But authorized with mess dress. Which tempts me to buy one just because.


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Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: SarDragon on August 03, 2020, 03:42:37 am
Quote from: TheMeepMan on August 03, 2020, 02:25:08 am
Quote from: SarDragon on August 02, 2020, 07:05:22 pmWhere do you live?

I had a hat like that when I was in the Navy, and it was mostly too warm in Maine and northern Japan. Besides, it's you-ga-lee.

I live in NJ sir. And Capt Thompson, I saw it and I am very disappointed that the flaps aren't white :(.

I'm sorry about the NJ thing. I lived there for 13 years, and do not recall it ever being cold enough to need one of those hats.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: CAPJOE on August 03, 2020, 04:37:27 am
Only place that I've found it was Vanguard for $65. No way I'm gonna pay that much for a winter cap.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Capt Thompson on August 03, 2020, 12:17:33 pm
Michigan is as cold as NJ and I've never seen one of these worn, even with Mess Dress. Even if it was only $10 I don't know many that would want it on their head.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: TheMeepMan on August 03, 2020, 02:35:07 pm
I'll be honest, I really only wanted it because I've never seen anybody with it and I thought it would be kind of funny.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Eclipse on August 03, 2020, 02:53:56 pm
Michigan's average winter temperature is lower then NJ.
https://www.bestplaces.net/compare-cities/jersey_city_nj/detroit_mi/climate
https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/US/average-state-temperatures-in-winter.php

With that said, if you're wearing mess dress, you're going from a car to a banquet hall or
other building.  You're not outside long enough to need this unless your supply of atomic wedgies is low.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Capt Thompson on August 03, 2020, 04:15:39 pm
Quote from: TheMeepMan on August 03, 2020, 02:35:07 pmI'll be honest, I really only wanted it because I've never seen anybody with it and I thought it would be kind of funny.
Unless you find one used, it's an expensive hat to buy because it looks funny. Also note that you must wear it with a full length outer garment, so if you don't already have an all-weather coat or topcoat, you will need to acquire one of those too.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: shuman14 on August 03, 2020, 10:57:15 pm
Is the USAF Dress Cloak authorized for CAP members?

(https://usafflagranks.com/usaf_mess_dress_uniform_files/image051.jpg)
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Capt Thompson on August 03, 2020, 11:56:36 pm
I don't think it's authorized for actual USAF anymore.
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: supertigerCH on August 04, 2020, 12:38:39 am
Quote from: shuman14 on August 03, 2020, 10:57:15 pmIs the USAF Dress Cloak authorized for CAP members?

(https://usafflagranks.com/usaf_mess_dress_uniform_files/image051.jpg)


only if you wear a big "S" on your chest, along with it...
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: Eclipse on August 04, 2020, 01:03:35 am
Quote from: supertigerCH on August 04, 2020, 12:38:39 amonly if you wear a big "S" on your chest, along with it...

That's CAP's symbol for "nope".
Title: Re: Blue Winter Cap
Post by: SarDragon on August 04, 2020, 04:21:01 am
And that about wraps it up.

Buh bye.