The pic of this replica cap does it no justice. In the pic, the cap has a heather blue shade which makes it look dull and unappealing. In person, it is a solid dark shade of navy blue, not at all heathered in any way (thank goodness). It's nice wool material, solid sturdy construction, and masculine shade of blue impressed me. The visor cap and braided bands are strong and sturdy as well. The only drawback is it's faux crest and shield are stitched patches. But considering all the quality and detail that was put into the cap itself, I'm okay with a stitched crest and shield.