Cloak and Dagger Trucker Cap | Hats
Cloak and Dagger Trucker Cap | Hats
Cloak and Dagger Trucker Cap | Hats
Cloak and Dagger Trucker Cap | Hats
Cloak and Dagger Trucker Cap | Hats

Cloak and Dagger Trucker Cap

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The Cloak and Dagger trucker cap logo is a faithful recreation of a little-known design created in 1945 by a member of the Office of Strategic Services. Dr. John Brunner, who would later go on to write many authoritative books on the OSS, designed this patch and commissioned just two examples while he was serving in China with the famed OSS Detachment 101.

The patch was never adopted as an official unit insignia but remained an informal nod to the unit's clandestine nature. 

The term "cloak and dagger" have long been associated with spies, espionage, and assassins. The phrase seems to have originated from a popular trend in French and Spanish theatre in the 18th century. It included main characters who typically wore cloaks and carried daggers called 'de cape et d'épée' (French), and 'de capa y espada' (Spanish). Both translated literally means 'of cloak and sword'. The cloak was wrapped around one arm as a form of shield or worn to hide one's identity.  The dagger, or sword, was a concealable and silent weapon used for fighting. 

Cloaks and daggers are so deeply associated with espionage that on January 24th, 1946, President Harry Truman presented a pair of black cloaks and wooden daggers to Sidney Souers and William Leahy in the Oval Office, in a somewhat whimsical ceremony to commission the new Central Intelligence Group, which would be replaced just the following year by the Central Intelligence Agency.

This logo is a nostalgic throwback to the heyday of clandestine operations during World War II, and a perfect recreation of a little known icon of American history. 

This trucker cap features a breathable mesh backing and herringbone cotton front which give it a rugged look, while the pre-curved frayed visor and unstructured crown guarantee a perfect natural fit from the moment you put it on your head.

PLEASE NOTE: This hat is produced on-demand by a print provider, and generally takes seven days or more from the date of purchase to arrive.

.: 100% Cotton front
.: 100% Polyester mesh back
.: Unstructured, 6-panel, low profile cap
.: Adjustable Velcro® closure

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JG
09/04/2022
John G.
United States
I recommend this product

Awesome hat!

Ordering was easy, arrived on time! Love the hat and great for conversation starter! Thanks! John

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08/16/2022
Chase T.
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Top Notch!

Awesome service! Great company! A+A+A+

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06/19/2022
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Well fitting hat. Would recommend