When it comes to designing a traditional cotton cycling cap you're never going to be able to change the world. The Chpt3 cycling Cap is a plain cotton twill cap with a timeless elegance. Distress at the factory to look loved and feel softer and with the merest hint of branding on the top of the peak its perfect for every ride.
David Millar on the Chpt. /// Cap 1.53
We didn't see any point in trying to re-invent the wheel when it came to creating our very own Chpt./// 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.
So we have gone out of our way creating a cap that captures that 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, it has been distressed to give it a slightly worn and natural look which makes the material softer during the process. 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.
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. We decided this colour would most easily go with anything in the entire Chpt./// range. 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. For example, I would wear mine backwards with the peak flicked up when racing hard and forwards with the peak down when sitting in the bunch avoiding trouble…
- Distress 100% cotton twill fabric
- Traditional cycling cap construction
- 4 main panels with shaping darts
- Woven Chpt. /// tag on peak
- Soft microfiber banding
- Stiffened peak
- Weight 40g
- Uni Size
- Colour Outer Space
In 2015, the Chpt3 project provided the newly-retired David Millar, and designer Richard Pearce, with the opportunity to work alongside long-time sponsors to create something truly different and exclusive. A collaboration with Castelli launched the brand; a collection of lovingly designed cycling garments that fuse the latest material technology with a sartorial elegance opposed to the billboard stylings of the peloton. The result is the ultimate in both performance cyclewear and coffee-stop chic. Read more about CHPT3.
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