French Infantry Kepi Military Hat - Size 7 1/4
Vintage military hat as worn by French infantry, zouaves and chasers paratroopers. This French military kepi hat is the standard military hat with its signature black band, red crown and gold piping for officers. This kepi dates to around the 1890's, early 1900's due to the makers name and address and script on the inside of the leather sweatband. This kepi came from a collection of military items dating from the 1890's up to the 1970's which will be listed shortly.
One of the most distinctive styles of military hats in the world the French Kepi was originally developed from the Casquette d'Afrique worn as a replacement to the shakos in hot climates. A great addition to your military, hat or French collection.
Item measures 22.5“ in circumference by 3.75“ tall and weighs 6.6 oz. Hat size equates to a 7 1/4.
In good wearable condition with signs of use commensurate with age, some separation of the inside material (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Box No. 19
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