Country of Origin: Qing Empire/Republic of China
"Make China Great Again!"
Reproduction visor caps, worn by the former Chinese Beiyang Army, prominently featuring the Five Races Star, representing the Han (Red), Manchu (Yellow), Mongols (Blue), Hui (White), and Tibetans (Black). The Beiyang Army, which adopted this insignia after the Chinese Revolution in 1911 originally served under the Qing Empire as an element in the Western inspired military. It largely defected to the republican revolutionaries in opposition to the Qing, in hopes that they would usher in a constitutional government inspired by the English Glorious Revolution and American War of Independence. They became the dominant military force in China for over a decade after the revolution, but ultimately fractured, with most elements defecting to warlords or being amalgamated into the Kuomintang.
These hats feature an internal mesh lining, that will give you far more comfort than the originals, and still keep you looking the part. This is a pretty interesting piece of history, and bit of a rare find you don't see a lot of in North America!
- Size 58 - 7 1/4 inches diameter
- Size 60 - 7 1/2 inches diameter
- Size 62 - 7 3/4 inches diameter
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ship internationally