U.S. MILITARY ‘ADVISORS’ BUSH HATS - Manufactured in the traditional labor intensive circular weave pattern for strength as used with the French Foreign Legion Bush Hat. A favorite of the early 1960s U.S. Advisors sent by President Kennedy to Vietnam and used and reproduced by numerous Vietnamese tailors for GIs throughout the war. Highly coveted during the war and almost impossible to find large sizes today! The hat wears well like a used pair of your favorite blue jeans and is perfect for the ranch, camping, or any rugged adventure where utility is important. Comes with a Saigon facsimile label of the period. Comes in O.D. green.
This is a great hat for warmerweather. Much better sun protection than a cap an better looking. Besides, baseball caps are common.
Fits perfectly and works well outside. It is highly recommended for collectors and outdoors people
First off, the sizing was perfect. 71/2 WAS 7 1/2.
The color is a bit lighter than expected, but in all honestly, it does match the website photo. Expect a “Jungle Green”, not a dark “Army Green”.
The chin strap adjustments threw me a bit.
No leather or plastic piece to help adjust the strap.
In this case, it’s old school with 2 little canvas “collars” that are unattached.
I had to do some research on how they worked. Turns out that you make 2 bunny ears with the strap and feed each ear into each of the canvas loops. Pull the ears a tada!, the chin strap adjusts to any size.
Then throw it over your hat to the back and forget about it.
If you really need a chin strap, adjust the size by pulling in the loops. It’s not pretty, but it works. And if you need the chin strap , who cares how you look. Right?
You will need to get it wet to get rid of the packing/shipping creases and shape the crown the way you want.
Really though, Great hat!
The description saying “the hat wears well like a used pair of your favorite blue jeans” is 100% accurate. This is a well made hat.
The hat is of excellent quality for a reproduction that could pass for its authentic build. Only reason for the 4 stars is the long shipping time that was remedied after contacting a competent employee to address the delays. Besides that, you won’t find authentic reproduction hats of such military grade.
This is a very cool hat. It is very well made and very comfortable. Also good looking and of substantial material- not a cheap product. Will be great for the hot summer weather.
Just what I wanted, Good stuff.Cheers