In wave blue wool gabardine with red band and piping. Gold embroidery on the band and the visor as well as the chin cord. The crown is of the characteristically early style, noticeably more compact than the oversized 1970s-80s versions of the same hat albeit not as small as those from the 50s. The hat badge is the 2-piece type specific to generals. The sweat label of the Moscow TsEP Factory of the Ministry of Defense is of the early, teardrop style. The date of manufacture that was stamped on it is worn out and practically illegible, but it appears to be either a "66" or "68". Red silk tape threads through the general's quality leather sweatband to allow a customized fit.
Size is small, approximately European 56 or U.S. size 7.
The hat is in very good condition. It has kept its shape very nicely. There are a few moth tracks and nips to the crown, mostly on the underside. These are noticeable only at close inspection and won't be visible at all when the hat is properly displayed on a shelf. There are no significant holes and tears to the wave blue gabardine of the crown, whereas the red piping and band are perfect. The interior shows only minor wear to the leather and sweat shield, no excessive soiling to the liner. The visor is perfect. The gold embroidery is likewise perfectly preserved and tight, without any loose strands.