Mitchell - Cap - Special Forces USMC
This version of the USMC utility cap is an unofficial one, made from USMC Standard Pattern Jungle/Leaf (often referred to as ‘Mitchell’) camouflage in a plain weave cotton for Special Forces in Vietnam.Continue Reading
This version of the USMC utility cap is an unofficial one, made from USMC Standard Pattern Jungle/Leaf (often referred to as ‘Mitchell’) camouflage in a plain weave cotton for Special Forces in Vietnam.
In the early part of the Vietnam War (before official camo combat clothing was available), some Special Forces units which needed clothing that offered better camouflage qualities than the normal issue 'greens' for undertaking their deep and covert missions, had custom theatre-made garments produced from various camo print material. One such favourite was the Mitchell camo cloth that was really only ever officially used for helmet covers and shelter halves. They had their standard green caps copied in the Mitchell Camo fabric.
Since the introduction of this model cap in 1944, it went through a number of subtle evolutionary stages. By the 60s the peak was made a little longer, with wider spaced trapunto stitching, and the front three sections of crown were sewn along the top edge to give this section a slightly more stood-up and pronounced shape.
Our recreation of this rare model cap is made from an authentic remanufacture of the Mitchell camo print on a 100% plain weave cotton, just like the originals. They have been given a hard Time Worn® finish to render a garment that has all the vintage appeal of a sun-bleached, jungle-faded original.