Size Guide: Cotton Caps
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 homage to the iconic cycling cap sported by Wesley Snipes in the cult classic "White Men Can't Jump"
- 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
Back in 1992 a great little movie starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes playing a couple of streetwise basketball hustlers was released. Whilst the Harrelson character sported a battered baseball cap, Sidney Deane, played by Snipes favoured cycling casquette chic.
One of them was a very flamboyant Colnago cap which was a far cry from anything resembling regular cycling cap design. This was always a favourite of ours and sometime later a cache of these was discovered in one of Mick's frequent Euro road trips in a section of a warehouse that time had forgotten. Prendas were well pleased with this find and proceeded to introduce the cap to the selection we had on offer at the time. All fine and dandy, but then Colnago in Italia and associated importer got the hump and shut us down, effectively elevating this iconic cap to legendary status.
Recently, there was a "lightbulb moment" and the thought "Why don't we get it done with Prendas replacing Colnago" as it is too good a cap to let go.
Here is the outcome of our endeavours, we hope that you like it. Completely faithful to the original design idea but with the legend "tradizione, passione ed emozione" (tradition, passion and emotion which just about sums up the Prendas mission statement) replacing "Telaio di Bicicletta da Corsa" (road bike frame)