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Papa Nui Zeke Cap

The Papa Nui Zeke Cap is a rebuild of a WWII Japanese aviation mechanics cap, the Nipponese A-3 if you will. Like its American counterpart, it is simple in execution, comfortable in wear, practical in styling. A deep-ish crown keeps the cap secure and a stubby visor allows for unobstructed peering into engine cowlings and bomb bays. The rear adjustable lacing, a detail synonymous with most headwear from Japan, allows for ease of adjustment and the rugged, crispy twill provides a robust fabrication to endure the tropical climates of the “greater sphere of prosperity”. Worn by the finest Tokkotai fighting elements, the Zeke Cap is completely original in concept and made with the care and attentiveness to detail as only the Papa’s production facilities can deliver.

  • Inspired by a WWII Japanese aviation mechanics cap
  • Deep crown and short, stubby visor
  • Cotton twill construction
  • Includes a Papa Nui Atoll Defence lithograph badge
  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
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Brand

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”.

Care

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.

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.

Shipping

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.

Returns

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.