Historical replica of Pilsudski's hat, amazing craftsmanship.
- Cap style: Maciejówka (Polish Legions' replica)
- Details: belt with buckle, buttons with eagle - Poland's national symbol
- 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. 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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An amazingly made hat, in a great color, VERY reccomended
I learned of Sterkowski after accidentally stumbling on them on Etsy about a half year ago, I bought a hat, and just loved it.
I decided recently to treat myself to one of their higher end hats, and settled on this: The "Legion Maciejowka" in Blue.
I'm from the Southwest United States, and hats like this are not in any way common, and it sticks out in public places, but I never cease getting compliments, questions, or attention due to good it looks. It's top notch craftsmanship, and even came with two small patches of the leather used in its construction, after figuring out my hat size with my first order, I ordered this one to perfection and I'm just absolutely in love with it. (My method was measuring with a measuring strip around my head just above my ears and then taking 2cm off, and now I have a good snug fit, leave the 2cm on if you just want the hat to sit on your head.)
The banding around the hat is very much high quality leather, the color of the hat in the picture does it justice in everyway, it's very rich and very dark, I can only hope that the sun doesn't hurt it too much as I plan on wearing it everywhere. The two buttons on both temples are bright and thick, and the belt and buckle on the front the hat are exceptional. I could talk in detail about every part of why this is such a cool hat.
You can tell that the man responsible, took his time and made an excellent product in everyway, no extra cloth, no mistakes, it's very very high quality, and possibly the nicest hat I've ever owned.
Treat Yo self, this is an amazing hat.
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Great handcrafted item. It fits beautifully and is well made.