All of our cotton caps are made in Italy and are a "one size fits all".
In reality, they fit the vast majority of people well but those above a 60cm will struggle.
It is also worth noting that although the cap itself can be machine washed (at 30 degrees), the peaks and ribbons of some caps are more delicate than others.
Therefore in Prendas` extensive experience, the longevity of cotton caps increases with careful hand washing in cold water with mild washing detergent used. The La Vie Claire caps in particular with the original 1980's Tyvek ribbon is only suitable for a cold hand wash only.
We have written a blog article about washing a cotton cycling cap to help you avoid a disaster!
A black version of the Brooklyn retro cotton cycling cap - not strictly 100% retro authentic - it was worn by Mars Blackmon played by writer/director/producer Spike Lee in the 1980's low-budget film She's Gotta Have Itthat launched his career.
Unlike the blue Brooklyn retro cotton cap, this black version of the Brooklyn cap was never worn by the team riders such as RdV.
It's bicycle courier culture that created the demand for the black version, still keeping the same ribbon, team logos, and iconic Brooklyn bridge, just in black.