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Papa Nui Correspondents Hat – Tony Sylvester Collaboration

The Papa Nui Correspondents Hat is a collaboration between the Papa and Tony Sylvester. Using the conceptual premise that visiting Congressmen, government officials, and newspaper correspondents to the Vietnam capital of Saigon wanted to blend their civilian occupations with in-country style, the hat is a wonderful ‘what if’, where non-combatants meet martial styling at the hands of Mama-san’s workshop.

The Correspondents hat comes in an all-cotton Japanese milled Tiger Stripe Camouflage pattern. It features a red and blue ribbon band, a detail synonymous with the bucket hat styling and reminiscent of the colours of Grenadier Coldstream, Scotch, Irish and Welsh regiments. It comes with an in-country made UPI press patch which can be hand sewn at your preference.

  • Collaboration with Tony Sylvester
  • Inspired by in-country pieces made during the Vietnam War
  • Japanese-milled Tiger camo construction
  • Blue and red ribbon
  • Comes with a UPI press patch
  • Made by John Lofgren & Co in Japan

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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”.


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

Delivery & Returns

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We use Royal Mail and UPS to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. The costs and average shipping times are:

  • UK – £5 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – from £10 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £10 (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.

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 returns, see our returns page.