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When I was a lil feller, everybody who hunted had at least one 'Jones Cap'. Sorta like a bucket cap with the back flipped up. The brim was just long enough to keep the sun out of the eyes. Most of em had a flip down piece that could cover the ears and back of the neck too on those really cold days.

Many were camo or tan/brown. A few later on were blaze orange. I'm sure some of my Northern cousins may have had some white ones, but never saw a white one here owing to the rarity of snow.

My favorites were the ones in what I call WWII camo, both green and marsh color versions. The tan canvas ones were cool too, though I never could warm up to the Blaze orange ones for some reason.

Drake's Old School line is making them. Cabela's still has them, and L.L. Bean still makes them in solid, sturdy tan canvas. They tend to run around $25 depending on which version you go with.

Anybody out there still wear a Jones Cap?
 

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My Dad always worn one. As a matter of fact, I still have one of his around here somewhere along with some of his old camouflage pants. Maybe, I'll try to dig them up later on.

Thanks for the memory.
 

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Oh yes, I do. I still have 2 of them.

This was deer season 2009.



This was 1977:



This was my dad in 1977:



Check out the Jones caps in this one:



And Another:



Another:



I even had a camo one:

 

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Kromer counts as first runner up! ;D

I'll have to see if I can get a pic of mine. It's marsh camo tan/brown from Cabela's about 15 years ago.
 

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Got a camo one,got it up in Michigan,while deer hunting.. Had a brown one for a long time.
 

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BTW, notice all the Marlins in my pictures! Marlins & Jones caps...a winning combination! ;D
 

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Halwg said:
BTW, notice all the Marlins in my pictures! Marlins & Jones caps...a winning combination! ;D
I actually had noticed just that. Plaid flannel shirts, Jones caps, and Marlins with leather slings. That really sounds like a winning combination to me! Only thing missing is a good, beat up coffee thermos and a Old Timer Sharp Finger knife :)
 

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the old man that took me hunting when i was a kid, his name was Chet Crewse always wore one everyday never saw him with out it except when he made his monthly town trip, makes me want one really bad, are they still made? any links to find one?
 

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Makes me want one really bad, are they still made? any links to find one?
LL Bean has gore tex orange ones for around $40 or so. They have wool too.

Cabela's has orange and camo.

Right now no one is making them in the old traditional tan canvas. LL Bean was a year or so ago. I was going to get one, but was short on cash. When I looked back this morning, they had dropped the tan canvas from their website.

These hats just take me back to a simpler time when country men wore them most of the year round. Everybody was down to earth, technology wasn't so swift, and everybody hunted. I'd love to see these old hats make a 'comeback'.

These hats say things like "I hunt with a Marlin lever gun and clean my own deer with a Old Timer Sharpfinger". They remind me of some good old timers who've gone on.
 

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In highschool I wore a grey wool one every winter. One day a punk in school cut it up with a knife. I almost got kicked out of school for the beating he got.
 

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BTW, notice all the Marlins in my pictures! Marlins & Jones caps...a winning combination! ;D
Halwg, I believe the Woolrich shirts and jackets also have a starring role!
 

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Halwg, I believe the Woolrich shirts and jackets also have a starring role!
I actually still have that Woolrich coat!
 

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My G'Pa gave me one when I was a wee-little pot-licker. He wanted to take me hunting, it was cold, and my Ma insisted that I have a hat of some sort. It was the green camo one. He kept his tan canvas one. It was too big, and wasn't very stylish (compared to hats other kids were wearing, besides most other kids had really long hair), but none of that mattered a bit... It was the hat my G'Pa gave me.

I wore that hat everywhere ('scept school), nearly everyday for a few years. It needed to be washed, so Ma had at it. The washing ruined it - - all the foam insulation came out, the frays on the brim got really bad, the thing faded to the color of pea soup, and it never did smell the same.
 

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That sounds exactly like the one I had as a kid. Olive Drab Green WWII camo canvas with foam on the inside. Mine faded to the same pea soup color, and eventually the foam deteriorated and fell out bit by bit, usually into my hair. I wore mine from about age 6 to about age 15-16 or so, when it sort of gave up. Darn I wish someone still made that same hat!
 

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... the foam deteriorated and fell out bit by bit, usually into my hair...
Yup... Looked like some sort of nasty skin condition. I did hang onto it after Ma washed it, but it was never the same. Felt like some kind of do-rag on my head after that, wasn't nearly as warm, flaps wouldn't stay up, and of course, the deterioration of the foam... :-\

My son saw photos of me as a kid, wearing that hat, and actually wanted one. Found one (just like my old one) at a convenience store up in northern MN while on vacation. He really wanted it. He wore it nearly every day for the rest of the summer, and into the winter that year. Ended up loosing it the next summer while inner-tubing down the creek.
 

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That was one of my first hunting hats.. My grandfather had come over from Switzerland to stay with us and had hunted with the neighboor. He needed and orange hat and bought it. I used it all through highschool and it eventually disapeared after I moved out. S.
 
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