Papa Nui LSO Cap


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The Papa LSO Cap is a low-profile naval aviators style constructed from fine tropical-weight officer-grade khaki chino cloth. It is finished with a USN N3B safety yellow under visor and trim and, as always, is made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.

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About the Papa Nui LSO Cap

On the flight deck of the USS Papa Nui, the landing signal officer steadied the paddles in his hands parallel, indicating ’Roger’ to the incoming Corsair Pilot to keep his wings level for the landing. The LSO stood firm. Braced against the rolling of the ship, his yellow stencilled jersey and khaki chino cap with flipped up yellow visor made him visible to the incoming pilot. Suddenly he cut his right paddle across his chest and dropped his left paddle down by his side. The pilot noted the signals and dropped his plane to the deck, the arrest cable caught and the Corsair screeched amidst the smell of hot rubber to a sudden halt. 

Key features

  • Inspired by classic naval aviator caps
  • Low profile
  • Khaki chino cloth construction
  • NSN USN Yellow visor and trim
  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)

Medium, Large








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.