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Papa Nui A-26 Widow Maker Cap – Natural Veg Tan

Very limited numbers. Order now for December delivery.

The Papa Nui A-26 Widow Maker Cap in Natural Veg Tan is a beautiful limited edition mechanics style cap that is realised in Shinki Hikaku Horsehide. Shinki has a naturally rustic and antiqued grain and is a textured luxury hide that darkens and smooths with time and wear. This cap is the perfect pairing with any A-2 aviators jacket and its colour is rich and deep and is offset with tonal stitching. A herringbone twill sweatband keeps the cap comfortable to wear and the pliable visor allows a nonchalant flip-up implying a devil may care attitude. Drawing inspiration from these Jet Jockeys and their custom caps, Papa Nui has worked closely with Japan’s finest leather facility in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, and the John Lofgren Company to introduce the A-26 cap.

The first photo shows how the leather will develop after moderate wear and sun exposure, while the second photo shows how the cap will look when you receive it.

  • Shinki horsehide construction
  • Natural veg tan dyed with tonal stitching and poplin taping to match the lining of your A-2 flight jacket
  • Japanese milled Herringbone Twill sweatband and silk milliners bow.
  • New Papa Maru flag inner patch and Papa Nui rayon cotton labelling.
  • Pliable flip up Visor.
  • Special printed Olive drab Herringbone Twill keep bag.
  • Made in Japan by the John Lofgren Bootmaker Co.
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
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Papa Nui size guide

With some exceptions, Papa Nui caps come in sizes Medium (57-58cm), Large (59-60cm) and X Large (60-62cm). To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed article about Papa Nui sizing.

Watch caps and other special models come in one size. Because of the materials used, these will work for you if either Medium and Large size Papa Nui caps fit you comfortably.

Need more information on how to fine-tune the sizing of your Papa Nui cap? Our sizing page also contains information about how to stretch or shrink your cap. Before attempting to stretch or shrink your cap, please see the Care section to see if this is possible with your model.

Size Circumference
Medium 57-58cm
Large 59-60cm
X Large 60-62cm


Papa Nui Cap Co. is the creation of John Tesoriero and draws on decades of experience in the heritage clothing industry, along with an enviable collection of vintage clothing and militaria.

The brand creates caps with vintage military, utility and surf influences, inspired by the resourcefulness of GIs and their ability to reimagine and repurpose their kit to suit their environment. Much more than simply a reproduction brand, each Papa Nui cap has a story behind it.

The finest military-spec materials are sourced from Japan and each cap is battle-tested under the rays of the South Pacific sun. Manufacturing is left to the capable hands of John Lofgren & Co., who ensure the finished products are made to the highest standards of quality and ethics, resulting in a cap that will last a lifetime and only look better with age.

Papa Nui Cap Co. was our first brand at Those That Know and we stock every release, including many pieces that are not available anywhere else. As John himself says, “anything else is just a cap”.


The A-29 is made from a beautiful leather than will develop even more character over time. Because of the materials used this cap cannot be stretched or shrunk. Do not soak.

Delivery & Returns

We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.


We use Royal Mail Tracked 48 and International Tracked to send our orders in most cases. The shipping cost is calculated based on your location and the weight of your order. You can find out more about shipping costs on our shipping page. The average shipping times are:

  • UK – Delivery in 48 hours
  • Europe – Delivery in 3-5 working days
  • Rest of World – Delivery in 6-7 working days

We aim to ship all orders within 24 hours of receipt or on the next working day. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a tracking reference to your email address.


We’re happy to accept returns or exchanges of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first at [email protected].

Unless we have made a mistake with your order, we cannot accept returns of socks, magazines or books.

For more information about returns, see our returns page.