RAPHA Tweed cap, £35, www.rapha.cc
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:36pm 2 May 2011
- Posted in: Clothing
- Tagged with: cap, rapha, tweed, clothing
Rapha’s cap is based on the classic cycling biretta and is an urban alternative if you want something in tweed that’s not too ‘hunting-and-fishing’. It’s available in range of fabrics, each inspired by classic British tailoring and uses a three-panel construction. Rapha’s brought the cap right up to date with a couple of nice features: a Rapha logo on the underside of the brim, and a bold stripe down the centre.
Unsurprisingly, it has been noted that cycling in a tweed cap can get sweaty, which is why Rapha has lined its cap with moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial tape. And an elastic closure ensures it stays on snugly when freewheeling down those steep hills.