Crusher caps repops where to get

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  1. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    adding another wearable piece to my WW2 collection I'm looking to get a repop USAF crusher cap ...

    anyone any experience and specific manufacturer to recommend?
     
  2. dmar836

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    Have you checked to see if Diamond Dave still makes them or has any in stock?
    Dave
     
  3. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    wow - that was quick Dave ...

    no - I don`t even know him ...

    could you point me towards his contact details?

    Thomas
     
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  6. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    thx - checked the Diamond HP and seems only jackets now

    "society hat co" some really good looking stuff there - any experience with service and fit?
     
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    Not I but he was here soon after he opened up shop. Sorta implied he was the best, but for all I know, he may be. Seemed nice enough. I'd shoot him an email.
    Dave
     
  8. johnwayne

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    Not seen anything from Diamond Cap for a while now, as many know he used to supply Eastman with Flighter's but they didn't come come cheap but we're pretty much the best from what I've seen plus his Luftwaffe caps were something else.
     
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  9. ButteMT61

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    My son has a DD crusher and it's beautiful. What size are you? I'll see if he's interested in selling it.

    Scott
     
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  10. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Scott my size is 7 1/4
     
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  11. Pilot

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    I might part with two of my originals.
     
  12. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    If you own one in my size I would be interested!

    Could we continue our conversation via personal message?

    Saludos

    Thomas
     
  13. Pilot

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    Hi Thomas
    one for sure is this rare larger size.
    I am doing a quick back an forth flying to France during Korea Luna New Year and shoot some scans.
    Also pm sent
    Gruesse
     
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    Thomas, I can vouch for Society Brand. Peter made me a summer khaki 'Bancroft Flighter' in worsted wool. The quality is as good as it can get, and he is a terrific guy to deal with. If you want an original cap badge, get one from eBay and send it to him so the hole in the cap will be in exactly the right place. Some guys prefer the larger Eagle.
     
  16. Greg Gale

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    Does anyone have any experience with cheaper makers, such a sofmilitary or uswings? I definitely cannot afford spending hundreds on one. Or, are the cheaper models of too low quality, therefore not even worth the lower price?
     
  17. Pilot

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    „ I have no money to buy twice“ Coopers& Lybrand 1957
     
  18. Greg Gale

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    But you have to be able to afford not being able to afford buying twice :)
     
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  19. Pilot

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    Sure...Guess an original is always worth saving...plus its an investment and not a waste...
     

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