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Papa Nui Hemingway Fishing Cap

Following on from the popular Sub Hunter Cap, the Papa Nui Hemingway Fishing Cap is the second cap from the Papa influenced by novelist, journalist, and all-round embodiment of style, Ernest Hemingway. As a war correspondent, Ernie was imbedded with the 4th long before the term was even invented and during his tour in France and then Germany, he took as much time out as possible to cast a line in the rivers and streams that skirted the battlefields of Europe. To remind him of being at home and fly fishing in the rapids of the Big Two-Hearted, he had the Papa make him up an ample visored fishing cap, on the pattern of those he wore in Key West and Bimini and later in Ketchum.  Using available GI herringbone cloth, he crafted a cap that was destined to become an iconic classic, featuring a 6 panelled crown with a 10” visor. Rugged handsome and completely practical.

  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Influenced by a vintage cap worn by Ernest Hemingway
  • 100% Japanese milled herringbone twill
  • 10″ long bill visor
  • 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
  • Limited run

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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”.


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.

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 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.