Papa Nui Brushstroke Cap


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The Papa Nui Brushstroke Cap sees the Papa utilise the camouflage pattern developed by the British Ministry of Defence to make a summer-ready cap constructed from a featherweight linen/ramie blend. It comes with the Papa’s trademark 7.5cm visor and, as always, is made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.

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About the Papa Nui Brushstroke Cap

The Papa Nui Brushstroke cap is a long time coming. It comes in a feather weight, summer-ready Japanese linen/ramie blend that makes it into a cap of unsurpassed beauty.

The Brushstroke camouflage print, a concept developed by the British Ministry of Defense, formulates the initial idea of using large mop-like brushes to paint over a standard khaki background. The Brushstroke pattern was influential in the development of derivative designs including the French Lizard and the Vietnamese Tigerstripe camouflages.

The Papa Brushstroke is built into a cap with a deep aviators profile, the Papa’s signature 7.5cm visor and a herringbone twill sweatband that adds body to the sublime detailing.

Key features

  • Brushstroke pattern, originally developed by the British MOD
  • Linen/ramie blend
  • Lightweight and summer-ready
  • 7.5cm visor
  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)

Medium, Large


Linen/ramie blend






Papa Nui Cap Co


Coming from the South Pacific and taking cues from vintage military, utility and surf styles, Papa Nui Cap Co. is the creation of John Tesoriero. Drawing on decades of experience and an enviable collection of vintage clothing and militaria, each cap has a story all of its own. Every cap in the collection is designed and tested on the Atoll before being manufactured in Japan by John Lofgren & Co to the very highest quality. Designed to be rugged, handsome and to last a lifetime, every cap will age beautifully, reflecting the life of its wearer. As John himself says, “anything else is just a cap“.


Papa Nui caps are low-maintenance pieces designed for rugged wear. Because of the wool liner, we recommend avoiding soaking or machine washing this cap.


Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm).

To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed post about Papa Nui sizing. 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.

Shipping & 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 to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. This is:

  • UK – £5 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – from £6 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £6.50 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.


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].

For more information about the process, see our returns page.