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    Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:52 am

    Some Estonian headgear that has been piling up ..











     









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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by mylle on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:19 am

    Nice stuff!Like the fur hat.Classic.
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:35 am

    The boonies are quite hard to get, so you did well x3 on those!

    I'm curious about the second one. It's the "fake flap" M43 style with a label stitched to through the top. I do I don't think I've seen one with a label like that. Is there a visible date on it? Very odd to see the exposed stitching in any case.

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by dynamo.alex on Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:46 pm

    those caps are splendid ... nice finds there Mr., excellent
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:28 pm

    Thanks guys...

    Need some more digital, and an old pattern cap with earflaps...


    Steve, have never seen a label sown on right through the crown either ...
    Label is too worn/faded to see anything.  

    BTW the furry winter cap came from you; it really is a great piece...

    The last cap matches the foul weather/winter sets.


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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:31 pm

    Just in ....


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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by dynamo.alex on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:36 pm

    excellent stuff there again, congrats!
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by mylle on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:37 pm

    Hey cool, the fur hat looks very fluffy and cosy.
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:30 pm

    Thank to both Alex(es) for your comments...

    I am super happy today...




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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:01 pm

    The digital hat you just got is something I've not seen before. All the ones I've seen are fixed size with fake flaps and bullseye on the front. Yours is a sort of US patrol cap style with a common ballcap adjustment strap on back. Neat!

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:21 pm

    Hey Steve,

    Have noticed that...Strange there is no cockade as well.

    Definitely different style than the other digital caps in my collection...I like the design....seems unencumbered by the faux earflaps and straight forward..


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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:21 am

    I do know there are some "private purchase" digital items. My guess is made from rejected cloth, as the two sets I have are significantly different than standard prints. So why not private purchase caps? At least during the early days when supply was constrained?

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:23 pm

    Looks like  it is definitely possible  this cap is private purchase or commercial.

    Adjustment buckle certainly looks like buckles  found on  some baseball type caps ..

    No label usually points toward it not being military issue..

    Despite this , IMHO, it  is a great cap ...














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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:21 pm

    Got some info on this lid...




    This type cap is worn by members of the Defense League...




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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:31 am

    Makes sense!  Like the other uniform we've discussed, these guys apparently bought kit outside of the normal military supply chain.  However, I was told that in recent years they (sensibly) got rid of that policy and now they wear standard kit.  This means your cap can probably be dated between 2006 and whenever the standardization came about.

    This probably explains some of the oddball digital trousers I have where neither the cloth nor the cut are identical to standard issue kit.

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:48 pm

    While photographing some headgear today I had a good chance to check the cap with the visible label stitching in the crown.

    Turns out the label is in good conditions showing 3 lion logo with relatively late date  for a non digital item.














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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:07 am

    Cool! 2010 is *really* late for the pattern.

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:46 pm

    Definitely quite late for that pattern..


    Here are 2 boonies that are quite different from one another but are made by the same manufacturer..









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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Mon May 18, 2015 6:08 pm

    A few more recent arrivals..


                                                                                                                          

                                                                          

                                                                          

                                                                          

                                                                          

                                                                          

                                                                          


    Well worn 1st type caps almost look like they are  made in a desert pattern.

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by mylle on Mon May 18, 2015 6:15 pm

    WOW, enough fur hats for a long winter..cool stuff!
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Mon May 18, 2015 8:10 pm

    They are all different in some way; you can have one if you want one, Alex.







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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by Thibir on Tue May 19, 2015 2:11 am

    Nice hats!

    That Estonian digi camo look like I imagine that Czech vz. 95 would look like when pixelated
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by dynamo.alex on Wed May 27, 2015 3:59 pm

    nice estonian hat collection here Sal, brilliant! I particulary like the "old" woodland pattern "german style" caps and the desert boonie is nice, too ... excellent stuff!
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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by ripcord on Wed May 27, 2015 4:23 pm

    Thanks, Tibir, thank you  Alex,

    Estonian Digital caps and boonies are awesome; both patterns are very unique.


    The old style caps are certainly the most interesting. My favorites of the whole bunch.

    Must have been a pain to keep the flaps from moving around; have noticed that some have been stitched in place to keep them from coming  undone.

    Will do a post of the different early style caps in my collection as time allows..

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    Re: Estonian headgear

    Post by Geardardo on Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:26 pm

    Hey US,take estonian hats grouping photo Smile

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