I found this brigadiers cap at a nearby military antique store. The owner believes it’s WW2 but the makers label for Hobson&Sons seems wrong. I’ve seen the pith helmets and pillbox hats have cloth Hobson&Sons labels (I’ve attached one) but he is convinced it is WW2 and not post. He thinks they would have had multiple makers labels.
Hobson and sons cap. Ww2 or Post?
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Have you got other photos of the visor? There's other features that will help determine if its a WWII cap or not. Based on the sweatshield material alone I would tend to think its post war as well.
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This is the only other picture I have. The side buttons are the correct GRiv which narrows it down to 1936-1953, however I know many post war hats have war insignia placed on them. especially high ranking officers like this