Legion Maciejowka Replica
Historical replica of Pilsudski's hat, easy to detach eagle.
- Cap style: Maciejówka (Polish Legions' replica)
- Details: riflemen's eagle (detachable) and buttons with eagle - Poland's national symbol, visor 5cm len.
- Lining: cotton
- Sweatband: cotton
- Fabric: high quality 100% wool ambassador / leather
Traditional cap with essentially mid-east European origin. A supple high quality 100% wool (ambassador type) along with a cotton lining offer an exquisite wearing comfort. Legions' emblem is easy to detach (with no harm to the headgear), therefore it can be also a perfect civil cap and a good choice for everyday use. Cap is warm, breathable and has 2 buttons with eagle - Poland's national symbol. Crown is made of 100% soft and gentle wool, and visor is made of genuine leather.
It came to Poland in XIXth century from today's Germany. At first it was considered as peasants headwear, then it became very popular when Pilsudski's Legions chose Maciejowka hat as a standard uniform headwear. In mid-war period and after II World War Maciejowka cap was worn by former Legions veterans and patriotic members of society as a tribute to Legions and their Independence deed.
Although Maciejowka is essentially a Polish cap, strictly bound to Polish history and its dramatic moments, there are also some similiar patterns throughout the world (its name is just different). This model of cap is also known as fiddler's cap, greek style fisherman's cap or breton caps.
Available in big xxl and xxxl sizes. Good old world craftsmanship from Poland.
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I ordered the Gray-Brown version of this hat and have to say is is one of the finest I have yet. I was on the fence based on the reviews about the sizing and leather but can say my hat was spot on. Size is a perfect fit (size 59 for me) and the leather does not appear to feel nor look imitation/inferior in quality. Highly recommend it if you were on the fence!
Nice cap, but I wish the peak was real leather
This is a nice reproduction of the MaciejĂłwka worn by the Polish Legion in WW1. The fit is nice (as usual with Sterkowski caps) and the crown is padded so it will be really warm - great for those cold autumn and winter days. The only problem with it (and it might be a deal-breaker for some) is that the bill and chinstrap seem to be made from a cheap, overly soft and oily-rubbery-feeling imitation leather, which, although it looks okay, does feel very fake and kinda reduces the "cool factor". Strange that they don't mention that in the description! When I buy a replica, I expect it to be made from the same materials as the originals. Surely leather is not that difficult to find. While I don't regret my purchase, I was expecting a little more for the price I paid.
I love it and the quality is superb
The bwst hats ever,for sure.top quality stuff,made to last
Best Hat Ever!!!
I had looked at this hat for months then finally decided to go ahead and purchase it. This is such a comfortable hat and hat to take it off...it's almost like having a slice of heaven on your head! Plus this hat gets lots of attention and compliments from everyone! If you are slightly interested in this hat, don't hesitate and get one! You will not regret it!
Was told to order above what my measurement is, and I did, still to small. The hat must just run small. Ill have to take a loss i suppose..
Looks great, perfect fit! Well made, too. It even arrived with an interesting scent of Polish pipe tobacco!