Archive for category cap makers
The author of Pedal Strike blog writes that she was
…mid-full-swing into a delirious crush with cycling but was itching to get back to sewing…
So she started to make caps. Very nice except she now finds herself sewing more and riding less (than she wants to).
Seems pretty simple! I think I’m still best leaving it to the experts, but if you are inspired here is how to make four panel cycling caps with some recycled material and an old yoghurt container.
Congratulations Richard! Nice caps. I like the hint of French.
Today is the 2nd anniversary of Galstudio’s very first cycling cap sale. It’s hard to believe it’s two years ago. And, to celebrate we’re proud to introduce our ….new Paris-Roubaix Cycling Cap!
Ooooh a Rapha retro stylish competitor. Thanks Smudge for the heads up.
The perfect companion to the National Pride Series. This 100% white cotton cap features signature Cervo Rosso logos with Italian National race stripe from front to rear. One size fits all!
They are another maker of what tend to call US, as opposed to Continental, style cap. Sort of rounder with a smaller peak again. I’m not saying I don’t like them, it’s just interesting how two distinct styles have evolved.
They’ve got a wide range of plain, like this one, to special fabrics and wool.
“In the 31st minute of a 45-minute ‘cross race you’re not thinking about how cool your cap looks, you’re just grateful it keeps the sun and sweat out of your eyes. Cycling caps are a great place to combine form and function, and if our style can help draw attention to cycling and maybe inspire people to ride a bicycle, we’re all for it.”
– Sad thing is because I am often coming last thinking about how ‘cool’ my cap looks is all I have left!
Richard and Guy are always hard at it… cycling or doing their vodcast that is. Great stuff and they love their caps!
Waltz Caps are, in their words, are “Small San Diego business making the best darn cycling caps you can buy.” and they do look pretty darn sharp.
The caps are in the three panel design and have some nice triple stitching around the sides and peak. They look like they have a longer than usual peak – maybe a good thing in wet conditions to get some extra decking out the front.
They are also into using different materials. I am generally a cotton cap wearer but as this years winter kicks in I’m looking at the idea of a winter wool cap more seriously. Waltz also do ‘moisture wicking’ designs as well made from the same material jerseys are made. They say they are breathable and draw sweat away.
Going to keep my eyes on these guys.
Of course they are Dapper Cappers, Richard loves caps (and co-sells them on Etsy.) He is wearing a ‘Night Rider’ from Galstudio.ca well. I’ve got to check some out.
Off the cap subject in this vodcast they review Blazing Saddles: A Cruel and Unusual History of the Tour de France by Matt Rendell which as a coincidence I am in the middle of reading. Well, I’m just at the ‘golden era of cycling’.
Keep it up guys. Love it.
They also do a beer review, this episode it’s Hermann’s Dark Lager from Vancouver Island Brewery. I’m sure Guy might have tried my favourite, the Monteiths Beers from NZ.