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!
As many of you know, we have a wonderful archive of Winning Magazines that feature some of our favourite riders from the 1980s and 1990s. One of our favourite covers is October 1989 that features Colin Sturgess aboard a Harry Quinn low-pro track bike with its stunning ADR-inspired paint design.
We happened to be talking about said issue in the office when out of the blue, we were contacted by Thom at Mamnick who had published a photo on Instagram of a very young Rod Illingworth and Richard Hughes wearing a BCF cycling cap from a similar era that had caused a bit of a stir.
From that contact, we decided to collaborate on getting this Mamnick x Prendas tribute available for you all to enjoy.
Heavily inspired by the team kit worn by riders that would represent Great Britain in the 80s and 90s, which they'd often have to give back such due to the Federations minimal finances, the BCF’s logo was the kits main design feature which you can see here used to great effect on the caps central panel.
Great Britain is on both sides of the cap, with a Prendas wigwam on the right and Mamnick on the left printed in blue.
The original idea was to have them ready during the Summer for Tokyo 2020, but well, you know......