History Main / CommissarCap

14th May '18 9:27:11 AM aurora369
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** Also note that as of TheNewTens peaked caps are actually only worn with a dress and semi-dress uniforms in Russia. In the field, or even in garrison, but in undress uniforms, everyone wear the patrol cap almost identical to the US version.

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** Also note that as of TheNewTens peaked caps are actually only worn with a dress and semi-dress uniforms in Russia. In the field, or even in garrison, but in undress uniforms, everyone wear the either a patrol cap almost identical to the US version.version, or a beret (the color of which depends on the branch).
14th May '18 9:22:36 AM aurora369
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A subtrope of both NiceHat and BlingOfWar. A large, high [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaked_cap peaked cap]] similar to those worn by BananaRepublic [[GloriousLeader dictators]]. The trope namer is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', with [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]] wearing such caps.[[note]]This is itself a nod to the similarly totalitarian [[GloriousMotherRussia Soviet Union]], in which pretty much everyone, even ''primary school children'', was issued a peaked cap at some point, especially the political commissars.[[/note]] This headgear surely makes the wearer look badass in an authoritarian sense of the word. Sometimes decorated with elaborate silver or gold designs on the visor and/or the front of the crown, nicknamed "scrambled eggs" by military folks; the stereotypical BananaRepublic leader's cap has so much of these that you can barely see the color of the actual cap underneath.

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A subtrope of both NiceHat and BlingOfWar. A large, high [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaked_cap peaked cap]] similar to those worn by BananaRepublic [[GloriousLeader dictators]]. The trope namer is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', with [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]] wearing such caps.[[note]]This is itself a nod to the similarly totalitarian [[GloriousMotherRussia Soviet Union]], in which pretty much everyone, even ''primary school children'', was issued a peaked cap at some point, especially the political commissars. In Russia, the peaked cap (kartuz) was actually part of national dress and many civilians wore it prior to 1930s.[[/note]] This headgear surely makes the wearer look badass in an authoritarian sense of the word. Sometimes decorated with elaborate silver or gold designs on the visor and/or the front of the crown, nicknamed "scrambled eggs" by military folks; the stereotypical BananaRepublic leader's cap has so much of these that you can barely see the color of the actual cap underneath.
8th May '18 4:58:49 PM Malady
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* Literature/CiaphasCain ([[LargeHam HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!]]) wears one, and he does it [[LargeHam with style]], as page quote states.
** Say it with us now: [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Cowardly Commissar Ciaphas Cain Contains his Coiffure in a Commissar Cap!]]

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* Literature/CiaphasCain ([[LargeHam HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!]]) wears one, and he does it [[LargeHam with style]], as page the quote states.
** Say it with us now: [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Cowardly Commissar Ciaphas Cain Contains his Coiffure in a Commissar Cap!]]Cap!
8th May '18 8:01:55 AM Rytex
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* Arkady Ourumov from ''Film/GoldenEye'', as he is an officer in the Russian military (and later, head of the Russian Space Division), wears one of these as part of his uniform.
24th Feb '18 2:31:40 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they had these as part of uniform, though they were abolished in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.

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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they had these as part of uniform, though they were abolished in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.
9th Feb '18 7:54:29 PM HeroGal2347
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* The "Banana Republic" in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and Thembria in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' have people wearing these hats. Baloo wears one as well, albeit a less decorated one.

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* The "Banana Republic" in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' and Thembria in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' have people wearing these hats. Baloo wears one as well, albeit a less decorated one.
23rd Dec '17 9:48:56 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': A Danish admiral and the personel on an Icelandic merchant ship, including its captain are seen wearing such caps.
25th Aug '17 6:18:50 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they had these as part of uniform, though they were abolished in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.

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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they had these as part of uniform, though they were abolished in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in TheNewRussia, UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.
9th Aug '17 2:55:59 AM jormis29
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Clockwise from top left: UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_over_Parador Alphonse Simms,]] [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram Gaunt]], and [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Clockwise from top left: UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_over_Parador [[Film/MoonOverParador Alphonse Simms,]] [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram Gaunt]], and [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]].]]-]



* One is part of the regalia of Paradorian President-For-Life Alphonse Simms in ''Moon Over Parador''. Richard Dreyfuss wears it with a jaunty tilt that makes it much less impressive.

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* One is part of the regalia of Paradorian President-For-Life Alphonse Simms in ''Moon Over Parador''.''Film/MoonOverParador''. Richard Dreyfuss wears it with a jaunty tilt that makes it much less impressive.
23rd Jul '17 9:57:29 AM madorosh
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* The original pilot for Star Trek alluded to this; in Captain Pike's cabin, sitting on top of the captain's television set, is a forage cap. It's never seen in use, and was never seen in the Original Series (aside from a glimpse in the two-parter that made use of footage from the pilot.)
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