Have two Diamond crushers.. OD and a Pink / OD combo...Diamond Dave made the perfect repro, sadly no more.
I've been on a waiting list with Society for 5 or so years,
for a repro....
Hornbeam seems to be getting quite the buzz in another thread:
OR Crusher. Had a DD but sold it on to Korea. Then refunded the entire purchase price.. buyer never returned an email asking for the money back...The cap I listed in post #9 is currently listed on eBay and can be found here:
Officer's dark olive rayon cap band. 'Officer's, Cap, Service'. Interior - satin lined with sweat shield & cotton maker's label. Visor - Russet leather - 'Roll-edged' & suede lined.www.ebay.com
I wrote the seller about the cap and this was his reply:
Good morning Kevin,
Thank you for your enquiry. The caps are my own brand and have been on the market for about 2 years now.
They are hand made and generally made to order and available in officer or enlisted versions in the following fabrics:-
Olive Drab (Dark Shade 51) 21oz 100% wool (Elastique)
Drab (Light Shade 54) 'Pink' 21oz 100% wool (Elastique)
Drab (Light Shade 54) 'Pink') 16oz 100% wool (Barathea)
Khaki (Shade No.1) 8oz 100% wool (Tropical Worsted)
Khaki (Shade No.1) 8oz 100% cotton twill
Olive Drab (Shade 33) 100% wool serge - Special Order only
The visors are 2 ply (lined with suede) as per the majority of Flighters and are flexible.
Waiting time is around 4-6 weeks due to other orders.
I do not currently have a website.
Hope this helps.
The cap from the photos looks high quality and I love the lower crown and crusher look. I took a leap of faith and hit buy it now for the one in the eBay listing as it was my size. The eBay sale indicates I shouldn have the cap by August 27 with International shipping. Once I receive it I will do a review here. I know it was pricey, but still much less than the Society brand. I would have waited maybe for a Society brand as they use the Bancroft labels, but after hearing there might be a five year wait, I decided to take a chance on this one. Hopefully this might help others who are looking for what appears to be a quality repro.
Anyway, here are photos of other hats available the seller sent:
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Mannequin wears mine EVERY day!I am still genuinely curious about the interest in repro crushers, do you guys wear these things on a day to day basis? I can wear and go about my business wearing my repro A2 and B10 / 15 jackets and they are generally just seen as short jackets by Joe Public but slap on a 50 mission crusher is taking it to an entirely different level.