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Sheldon Brown's East German Chapka


This comfy winter hat is booty of the Cold War. It is the East German version of a Red Army Chapka, complete with a pin featuring the East German hammer-and-dividers insignia. I bought it in an army-surplus store in Cambridge, Mass.

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