A distressed cotton cycling cap in Outer Space blue. A stylish and original take on the classic cycling cap.
A classic cycling cap cut with a higher grade fabric than the norm to give a better shape and feel. We didn’t see any point in trying to re-invent the wheel when it came to creating our very own CHPT3 1.53 Cycling Cap, after all this is the most iconic of cycling pieces. During my career I saw many things change (for better and worse), one of the things I think is better and worse is the fact helmets have to be worn all the time now, I loved racing in a casquette like in the old black and white photos of Coppi et al, I know it wasn’t big or clever but it felt good and looked cool.
The colour chosen is the Outer Space blue, because of the pre-washing it is very slightly faded out and used looking, although the quality is obvious. The label is sewn on to the peak at a jaunty angle in respect to the fact that a cycling cap need never be completely straight; every wearer should find their own style for that particular situation.Combine the extra panelling involved in the cut and it allows the cap to sit in a much more elegant fashion than most modern ‘traditional’ casquettes.
We have gone out of our way to create a cap that captures the classic look, and it is something easier said than done. They have been made in a specialist cycling cap factory in Italy rather than in-house, and the material used is far superior to that more commonly used, and it has been distressed to give it a slightly worn and natural look which makes the material softer during the process.