A M1839 Type 2 Enlisted Manís Mexican-American War Cap with Cape, $250. Type 2 was the most common cap from the period under Schuylkill Arsenal contract. Also available: Type 1 with cape and stiffener from button to button behind the visor only, with the visor pointing straight down (because of these uncomfortable features, Type 2 evolved), $250; Type 2 without cape with colored band depicting branch of service on band, $200.
B Civilian Beaver Top Hat with Full Lining, $400. Also available with top lining only, $375. Top hats are available in many styles, colors, brim widths, and crown heights. They are also good for militia impressions. We have a wide selection of militia badges, plumes, hackles, and pom poms correct for the 1830-40 period.
C M1839 Officer's Mexican-American War Cap, all dark blue, no cape, with bound, slightly pointed visor, $235. Also available with black velvet band and insignia, $270. Many designations are available, such as topographical engineer, U.S. Military Academy, etc.
D M1825 U.S. Marines Enlisted Man's Leather Bell-Crown Shako, $500. Also available: M1833 with yellow wool pom pom, $550.
E M1824 U.S. Artillery Enlisted Man's Leather Bell-Crown Shako, $500. Also available: Officer's model, $550.
F M1833 U.S. Infantry Officer's Shako, $675. Also available: Enlisted model with wool pom pom, $500.
G M1840 Chapeau Bras, $750. We make Chapeau Bras for militia, civilian, army, and navy, both fold-flat and stiff.
H M1833 U.S. Artillery Officer's Shako, $675. Also available: Enlisted model with wool pom pom, $500.
I M1825 U.S. Infantry Enlisted Man's Leather Bell-Crown Shako, $500. Also available: Officer's model, $550, and other militias.
J M1833 Enlisted Man's Folding Leather "Hog Killer" Shako, $175 for infantry or artillery, $185 for Dragoon.
K M1833 Folding Leather Militia Shako, $235.
L M1833 Enlisted Man's Dragoon Shako, $585.
M M1833 Officer's Dragoon Shako, $685.
N M1825 Infantry "Chako" Fatigue Cap, $200.
O M1825 Artillery "Chako" Fatigue Cap, $200. Officer's models of both N and O are available with more elaborate trim. Correct period letters and numbers are available. (Original versions of these had cloth sweatbands, soft buckram stiffeners, and no linings. We use leather sweatbands, period-style stiffened bands, and linen linings to make a more substantial cap that will hold up with wear.

 

 

Other styles and trim are available. Please call or email with any questions.