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Papa Nui x AWMS Armstrong Cap

The Papa Nui x AWMS Armstrong Cap is a new collaboration with Anthony W. Madsen Sylvester and reverses the standard Papa style, finding a serviceman enjoying his leisure time and civilian activities.

In early 1969, Life Magazine dispatched photographer Ralph Morse to Houston to document the Apollo 11 astronauts in preparation for their historic journey to the surface of the moon. He captured the crew at ease in their dens, at the grill and catching up on the Sunday papers. In one iconic photo, mission commander Neil Armstrong is seen lighting a cigar, resplendent in FG-58 sunglasses and a red four panelled aviator style cap perched on the back of his head.

Utilising a beautifully vivid red cotton twill, the Armstrong cap is fully crafted in Japan under the watchful eye of the John Lofgren Company and features superior styling options as well as contrast twill taping and minimal brim stitching consistent with vintage caps of the era. To round out this awesome package, the cap also comes with a Neil Armstrong test pilot identification badge in litho printed tin and another celebrating his testing of the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar, a supersonic rocket plane designed for space rescue or space interceptor missions to sabotage or destroy enemy Russian Satellites.

  • Bright red all Japanese cotton
  • Cotton Taping
  • Original style visor with stiffened liner
  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Limited edition
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
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Papa Nui size guide

With some exceptions, Papa Nui caps come in sizes Medium (57-58cm), Large (59-60cm) and X Large (60-62cm). To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed article about Papa Nui sizing.

Watch caps and other special models come in one size. Because of the materials used, these will work for you if either Medium and Large size Papa Nui caps fit you comfortably.

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.

Size Circumference
Medium 57-58cm
Large 59-60cm
X Large 60-62cm


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. This cap can be soaked or machine washed as required.

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 Tracked 48 and International Tracked to send our orders in most cases. The shipping cost is calculated based on your location and the weight of your order. You can find out more about shipping costs on our shipping page. The average shipping times are:

  • UK – Delivery in 48 hours
  • Europe – Delivery in 3-5 working days
  • Rest of World – 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.


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].

Unless we have made a mistake with your order, we cannot accept returns of socks, magazines or books.

For more information about returns, see our returns page.