Story of the Papa Nui Waikikian Cap
The Papa Nui Waikikian Cap is made in a light woven double face cotton cloth in a checked pattern known as Palaka. Deep fitting, lightweight and with a full visor, it’s ready for long days in the sun.
On the white sands of the Hui Nalu Club under the palm fronds of the Moana Hotel, the Papa keeps company with his surf buddies, Steamboat, Duke, Florsheim, Chick Daniels and Curly Cornwell. Espousing his home spun philosophy, Papa Nui At 57 years of age was still giving the Wahines what he called his surfboard cure for all miseries. Truly he was the dean of beach boys.
Perched upon his head, he wore his Waikikian style cap, a deep fitting, full visored cap that took its style queues from visiting serviceman but was made in a light woven cloth in a checked pattern known as Palaka that was popular with the locals and those workers from the cane fields.
- Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
- 100% double face indigo cotton square weave
- Herringbone twill sweat band
- Ocean Blue poplin flip up
- Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
- Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
- Cold wash/soak to shape or stretch, hot wash/soak and tumble dry to shrink
The Waikikian Cap is a low-maintenance piece and designed to be worn hard.
When necessary, we recommend a cold machine wash and line dry. If you are happy with the sizing of your cap, avoid tumble drying as this may result in slight shrinkage.
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 – £3.55 (Delivery in 48 hours)
- Europe – £4.80 (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 return or exchange of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first on [email protected].
For more information about the process, see our returns page.