Original German WWII Luftwaffe Officer Visor Cap by Clemens Wagner
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition Luftwaffe Officer's Schirmmütze Visor Cap by Clemens Wagner. An honest example with a wonderful swept back shape. It has the saddle appearance, which we all love.
This Officer's Schirmmütze Visor Cap was a very high quality manufactured visor. Fabricated in Luftwaffe blue gray Fliegerblau (Flier's Blue) wool, with wide black ribbed rayon cap band, plus three rows of fine silver bullion piping around the circumference. Fronted by a heavy bullion embroidered Luftwaffe insignia pair that includes a silver bullion national eagle on a wool backer above a high relief silver bullion oak leaf wreath with stylized wings and cockade.
Front of visor is patent leather, finely stitched at the brim. The underside of the visor in green. The approximate size 56 liner has the rayon interior with the celluloid moisture shield still intact and the CW logo for the maker Clemens Wagner. The supple grey leather sweatband is complete and also in good condition and is embossed Wirklich Stirn-und Schlaefendruckfrei.
One of our favorite aspects of the cap is that it was worn, you can see wear in all the right places.
Overall very good condition with very little wear and no signs of moth. A truly quality Luftwaffe officer cap of the mid-war style with silver bullion embroidered cockade and eagle.
The German Schirmmütze Visor Cap:
The visor cap (Schirmmütze) was an important part of the headgear worn by German uniformed military, civil, paramilitary and political organizations during the Third Reich. This was the standard cloth headgear worn as a part of the service uniform. Visor caps were worn outdoors as well as indoors, and were often required to be worn by all personnel on duty. Visor caps were made in versions specific to each organization and were often further differentiated through the use of insignia, colored piping, or style of chin cord, to indicate rank, role or branch. The insignia used on these caps ranged from simple stamped metal emblems, to elaborate hand embroidery. Visor caps were issued to enlisted soldiers and NCOs in the military and in some other organizations. Officers had to purchase their own hats, and lower ranks could choose to purchase caps that were of a higher quality than the rather basic, issue examples. The private purchase caps were generally made in very high quality, with fine materials. A wide variety of fabrics were used, from Trikot and doeskin, to heavy wool, or even lightweight white fabric for summer wear. In the military, issue of these caps was generally suspended shortly after the outbreak of the war, but they continued to be worn by some troops until the end of the war.
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