WWII Navy Commander Gray Visor Cap
A very fine example of a scarce American military visor cap: the cap worn by a United States Navy officer with the gray “work” uniform, with full gold bullion oak leaf embroidery for wear by the rank of Commander and above. The “Art-Caps” brand cap has a removable gray cotton top that is quite clean. There is a small thin spot in the fabric near the top edge on the right side, this being approximately 1/2 inch long. The interior support is molded plastic in the form of the “basket weave” construction that was used in some caps. The underside of the leather sweatband is stamped as a size 7 1/8. The cap exhibits an excellent shape with great character. The gray Navy “work” uniform was introduced in 1943 and proved to be extremely unpopular in the service, leading it to be discontinued by 1949.