In olive drab "salt and pepper" cotton practically identical to what was used in WW2. Field style cap badge in steel painted olive green. The sweatband is in ersatz leather. Lining shows stamp of the Headgear Factory in the city of Kharkov, Ukraine, and a separate quality control stamp. Size 53 (US 6 5/8).
Excellent unissued condition. Both the exterior and liner are immaculately clean.
This relatively early Cold War piece is very similar to WW 2 side caps - frankly, this is about as close to an actual WW2 cap as one can get without actually buying an original. It can be a great study example.