The hats offered on this page are new-made reproductions. Most are produced by a man in Germany who is a tailor/hat maker. He possesses the right vintage machines, materials and expertise to produce hats that are unsurpassed in quality...even by the originals themselves.

Mosty of the following hats have been custom ordered. Each is one-of-a-kind. The hat you would buy would be the hat which is in the photographs. I do not carry a stock of all sizes and branches-of-service.

These hats represent; for the most part, extremely expensive originals which have become cost prohibitive to the general collecting world. Yet they are offered here (as reproductions) priced higher than the Chinese/Pakistani made copies which are on the market but the quality of workmanship and materials makes them a world apart.

Here are some features which are common to all the hats offered here:

- The visors are made from genuine Vulkan fibre and have been cut and molded by the hat-maker himself. Hats with genuine Vulkan fiber visors are available NOWHERE else.

- The sweat shields are made from Genuine Celluloid. NOT plastic. Nobody produces celluloid any more and it's industrial use has been completely over-taken by modern materials. The manufacturer of this hat has contracted  a supply to be made exclusively for himself. Hats with genuine celluloid sweat shields are available NOWHERE else.

- All materials used in these hats as well as the threads which bind them together do NOT react to UV light.

They are the better than anything that is available anywhere on the internet. As far as I know, I am the only one who is offering them.

 

 Item 138 Luftwaffe General officer's peaked hat

       

     

If you were a Luftwaffe General during WW2, you probably wouldn't get a hat that was as good as this one is. This hat is constructed from a fine grade of blue/grey gabardine with a black ribbed cap band. The eagle and cockade insignias are hand-rendered bullion. The plush cream colored lining is artificial silk. The sweat shield "diamond" is genuine polished celluloid and has the maker mark on the lining beneath it. The sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The visor is pressed leather with a stitched re-enforcement around the edge just as originals. The saddle form of the hat is perfect. This hat stands out even among these high quality peaked hats. It's resemblance to an original is outstanding. This hat is a size 58. $375.00

 

 

Item 137  Army General's doe-skin visor hat

     

     

I don't believe that a finer grade of doe-skin has been produced since before 1945. This hat has it all in that department as well as a dark green wool cap band. The eagle and cockade are original metal insignias which have been newly gilted. The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The deluxe artificial silk lining is lovely cream-colored and is marked beneath the genuine celluloid diamond. The sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 60. $375.00

 

 

 

 Item 134  White-top SS officer's visor hat

     

     

Custom made in Germany; This may well be the most attractive visor hat which I have yet offered here. The material is white gaberdine; piped in black. The visor is genuine Vulkanfibre and the sweat diamond is real celluloid. The early style aluminum insignia is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. Examples of these skull/eagle combos are very difficult to find for sale as reproductions and are usually offered by unscrupulous sellers as originals for anywhere between $400-1200. The prongs of the eagle and skull do not penetrate the lining. The rear sides of the insignias are each marked RZM M1/24 which is correct for Overhoff pieces. The cream colored lining and gilt SS runes really sets this hat off. The size is 60. Price $475.00

 

 

 

 Item 135  Panzer officer's visor hat

   

   

This hat has the finest saddle form available; a shape that can only be replicated by my German hat-maker who understands how it should appear. The wool material is fine doe-skin. The Metal cap eagle is original. The visor is genuine Vulkanfibre and the sweat diamond is real celluloid. The copper colored artificial silk lining is superb. The size is 58. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 Item 129 Reichsmarschal Herman Goring's visor hat

     

       

This hat is a one-only. I cannot order any more of them. It is a very high quality representation of the most commonly photographed hat that Herman Goring wore. The Reichsmarschall gold embroidered insignia is applied direct to the hat band; being backed on the correct velour-type material. Goring had his hats made by Robert Lubstein of Berlin but the maker label in unable to be copied into this hat due to current copywrite infringement laws in Germany. Otherwise, you can't get a closer-to-original hat than this. $125.00

 

 

 Item 126 Allgemeine SS General officers visor hat

   

   

This hat represents a private purchase type rather than one which would have been acquired through the SS Kleiderkasse and thus bears the maker identification inside the lining rather than the simple SS in a circle. It is constructed from a fine grade Black gabardine wool with a black gabardine felt cap band.  The piping is silver all the way around. The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The lining is made from deluxe quality copper colored artificial silk and is maker marked by silver gilt embossing directly on the lining and not on the sweat shield. The sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The sweat shield is genuine Celluloid. The hat is topped off with early style aluminum insignia which is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. The rear of each piece is maker marked with the Overhoff RZM marking; M1/24. The prongs of the eagle and skull do not penetrate the lining. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 57. Price $425.00

 

 

 

 Item 128 Kriegsmarine visor hat for Kapitanleutnant

   

   

Straight out of "Das Boot". This hat has a removable white top with the half-moon edging on the visor indicating the wearers rank of Kapitanleutnant. (most U-Boats were led by men of this rank) the white top is something reserved for the commander of a vessel. The shape of the hat is particular to this branch of service and is not something that I have ever seen replicated by far-eastern repro hat makers. A better quality reproduction cannot be found. This hat is a size 61. $375.00

 

 

 

 Item 122 Army General officer's peaked hat

With embroidered insignia

     

     

This hat is constructed from a fine grade of doe skin with a dark green wool cap band. The eagle and cockade are hand-rendered bullion. The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The deluxe artificial silk lining is maker marked and the sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The sweat shield is genuine Celluloid and has the maker marking imprinted on the lining beneath it. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 58. Price $375.00

 

 

 

Item 123 Allgemeine SS officers visor hat, 90% vintage material

       

        

        

  As you will notice, this hat is the most expensive one offered on this page. But there are reasons why. It is the best of the best as far as reproduction headgear is concerned. The black material of the crown is an extremely high quality doe-skin that has been sourced from a number of un-used 1930s era frock coats. The photographs cannot accurately show the material texture but it is as smooth as a baby's bottom. The white piping is the correct type of wool-felt and does not react to UV light. (nor does any of the stitching). The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. The leather of the sweat-band was salvaged from vintage luggage. The copper colored artificial satin is 100% correct with a gilt embossed SS runic center; correctly positioned and protected under a sweat diamond made from polished celluloid. The band is made from specially produced crushed velvet which identically matches originals. The early style aluminum insignia is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. Examples of these skull/eagle combos are very difficult to find for sale as reproductions and are usually offered by unscrupulous sellers as originals for anywhere between $400-1200. The prongs of the eagle and skull do not penetrate the lining. The rear sides of the insignias are each marked RZM M1/24 which is correct for Overhoff pieces. Overall this hat  is unsurpassed as far as form, shape, construction and materials. It is equal to; or better than a $10,000 original. No detail has been left out and you will find nothing closer. As you can imagine, the production of this hat was not cheap. The insignia is very difficult to find priced less than the price of "originals". The condition is; of course brand-new. I have two of these. One size 58 and the other size 60. $575.00

 

 

 

 

NEW! Item 120 Waffen SS NCO's peaked hat

       

       

This hat is is constructed from a fine grade feldgrau wool with a black wool felt cap band.  The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The lining is made from deluxe quality copper colored artificial silk. The sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The sweat shield is genuine Celluloid and has the maker marking imprinted on the lining beneath it. The hat is topped off with early style aluminum insignia which is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. The prongs of the eagle and skull do not penetrate the lining. The rear sides of the insignias are each marked RZM M1/24 which is correct for Overhoff pieces. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 60. Price $395.00

 

 

NEW! Item 117 Algemeine SS officer's peaked hat

     

     

This hat represents a private purchase type rather than one which would have been acquired through the SS Kleiderkasse and thus bears the maker identification inside the lining rather than the simple SS in a circle. It is constructed from a fine grade Black gabardine wool with a black gabardine felt cap band.  The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The lining is made from deluxe quality copper colored artificial silk and is maker marked by silver gilt embossing directly on the lining and not on the sweat shield. The sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The sweat shield is genuine Celluloid. The hat is topped off with early style aluminum insignia which is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. The rear of each piece is maker marked with the Overhoff RZM marking; M1/24. The prongs of the eagle and skull do not penetrate the lining. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 58. Price $395.00

 

 

 

NEW! Item 118 Algemeine SS Enlisted man's peaked hat

     

     

This hat represents a private purchase type rather than one which would have been acquired through the SS Kleiderkasse and thus bears the maker identification inside the lining rather than the simple SS in a circle. It is constructed from a fine grade Black gabardine wool with a black gabardine felt cap band.  The enlisted style black paten leather chinstrap has been specially created to appear as close to an original as possible. The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The lining is made from deluxe quality copper colored artificial silk and is maker marked by silver gilt embossing directly on the lining and not on the sweat shield. The sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The sweat shield is genuine Celluloid. The hat is topped off with early style aluminum insignia which is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. The rear of each piece is maker marked with the Overhoff RZM marking; M1/24. The prongs of the eagle and skull do not penetrate the lining. The saddle form is perfect. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 57. Price $375.00

 

 

 

NEW! Item 111 Heer/Army General officer's peaked hat

With metal  and embroidered insignia

     

     

This hat is constructed from a fine grade of doe skin with a dark green wool cap band. The eagle is an original officer's eagle which has been gilted for use in this reproduction. The cockade is hand rendered bullion. The visor is made from Vulkanfibre exactly as originals. (there are NO plastic components in this hat.) The deluxe artificial silk lining is maker marked and the sweatband bears the marking of an original leather supplier. The sweat shield is genuine Celluloid and has the maker marking imprinted on the lining beneath it. The saddle form is perfect. This hat is a size 58. Price $375.00

 

 

 Item 125 SS Brigadefuhrer black dress jacket

 

     

     

I do not intend to get into selling all forms of reproduction cloth items. But when I saw this, I just couldn't resist. This is a black service dress uniform jacket for an SS Brigadefuhrer made of the best quality black tri-cot material just as would have been used by a quality tailor in the 1930s.  The lining material of the inside is black artificial satin and the sleeves are lines with white striped material.  Nothing produced in far eastern countries can hold a candle to this reproduction. The stitching and construction is as good as (if not better) than that which period tailors did when supplying SS officers with custom made uniforms. The size fits a man who wears a 42 coat with a 34 inch waist. $850.00

 

 

NEW! Item 119 Algemeine SS Officers piped service trousers

  

        

        

I do not intend to get into selling all forms of reproduction cloth items. But when I saw these, I just couldn't resist. They are a pair of Black SS officers piped service trousers. The black material is vintage 1930s fine doe-skin wool. The lining materials, white piping and pocket linings are all vintage pre-war material. The front closure hook, the buttons and adjustment buckle are all vintage 1930s materials. These pants have been newly created to exacting specifications. The stitching and construction is as good as (if not better) than that which period tailors did when supplying SS officers with custom made uniforms. An original pair of these trousers would hardly be obtainable at any price in today's market. It is very likely that these would not be recognizable as new-made reproductions if I did not tell you. These are quite simply the best pair of black SS trousers that can be found. They are a waist size 32-34. I have two pair which are identical except that one pair if piped in grey for SS Generals. Each is priced at $395.00

 

 

 

NEW! Item 114 Regimental standard, pioneer

     

I made the below photos while visiting the Red army Museum in Moscow in 2010. They show the pile of standards and banners captured by the Red Army in 1945; displayed under glass.

     

This is a very impressive reproduction of a banner for a Pioneer regiment. 32 X 22 inches. The detail of the embroidery rivals originals for quality and weight. At a glance, this banner might pass for an original if not for the exception of the fringe which; although very fine, is just a bit thicker than originals. I have compared this side by side with an original and the similarity is striking. Makes a perfect accent piece for any collection. $400.00

 

 

NEW! Item 114 Regimental standard, Artillery

     

This is a very impressive reproduction of a banner for an artillery regiment. 32 X 22 inches. The detail of the embroidery rivals originals for quality and weight. At a glance, this banner might pass for an original if not for the exception of the fringe which; although very fine, is just a bit thicker than originals. I have compared this side by side with an original and the similarity is striking. Makes a perfect accent piece for any collection. $400.00

 

 

 

 

Item 107 Overhoff & cie pattern SS skull and eagle insignia

        

I was lucky to be able to obtain a few sets of these ultra high quality SS cap insignias from an honest dealer who gets them from the manufacturer and doesn't try to rip anybody off by selling them as originals. This early style aluminum insignia is modern made in Hungary; being struck from newly engraved dies exactly replicating the Overhoff & Cie pattern. The rear of each piece is maker marked with the Overhoff RZM marking; M1/24. These are the same insignias which are used to finish the SS visor hats that are offered above. $195.00