What is a Cap Tally?Susannah Walbank
As a new customer to this website you might be wondering what is a cap tally and how and when it may be worn?
A cap tally is a black nylon ribbon, bearing the name of a ship or other establishment to which the wearer belongs. They are conventionally black with yellow or gold inscription and tallies are commonly worn by sailors in the Royal Navy and are worn with working dress, active dress and formal dress.
Tying a cap tally can prove extremely difficult for a novice. They are wrapped around the hat with the inscription central to the white cap, then tied in a bow on the left hand side of the cap. There are many tutorials on getting this process correct and to see how to tie the perfect cap tally, watch this short clip of a sea cadet below.
Wyedean’s Cap tallies are available for many different ship names and establishments. Shop now to view our wide array of high quality cap tallies, manufactured to Ministry of Defence standards.