I’m sorry for not posting last week. First I was sick and a close member of my family unfortunately passed. So, it was a bit rough on everyone. Rest in peace 🙏🏻 up there!
But I’m back with a new post, where I’m going to talk about some cool pieces from my vintage caps collection.
I’ve been collecting caps ever since I can remember. I wish I kept all my ’90s NBA caps, but I haven’t! Make sure to keep your unique stuff, because in 20 years it will be valuable! Today, as I thrift, I try to find the same caps I had as a teen and find grails! And trust me, if you are patient enough, you can stumble upon unique and beautiful caps with many stories to tell!
First Cap: ’88 Olympics
This beautiful official ’88 Seoul Korea Olympics is made in half a blue velvet and a blue back mesh. From the sweatband, I can conclude that this cap was never worn. It could be from a dead stock or a simply unused souvenir. The cap has its original tag and beautiful front embroidery.
Why I picked it: the design is simply gorgeous! I also collect to keep these pieces as archives/inspiration for future projects. Furthermore, it had 88 written on it! It’s meant to be! 😉 It’s a perfect addition to my vintage caps collection!
Second Cap: Naval Air Station Sigonella, New Era, US Navy Cap
When I found this cap, I was in awe! First, I had never seen one like this! Second the design, the wool, the embroidery, and the pin made it a grail! Third, this is a vintage New Era from the 1950’s! A rare beauty! This piece is highly regarded in my vintage caps collection!
NASSIG: is the name for the Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy. Today it’s called NAS.
TIP: This cap was in pretty bad shape when I purchased it. I restored it thanks to this amazing video from my thrift inspiration Paul Cantu. Super helpful and cheap tips!
Third Cap: US NAVY Grail
This yellow beauty is from the late 40s and early 50s. I was told it might have been used by a US Navy deck officer during the Korean War. There’s only one marking: a stamped number 2. This is a high-level grail! It is my objective to get into caps making in the future. But first, I need to educate myself on the subject.
I hope you enjoyed these pieces from my caps collection. Of course, these are only a few. I might easily have 100 caps all around. However, these are safely kept in boxes.
That’s all for today Sailors,
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Sonia 😉🎖🤠 Xo