Caps

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Caps
Paria has always been a big support of cycling caps. Whether this be the traditional cotton screen printed cycling cap, or the newer kid on the block in the form of the sublimated cycling cap, we have always felt they provide an excellent addition to your outfit as cycling accessory when you are out on your bike. Originally retro cotton cycling caps were used for practical means, where La Casquette, the humble cycling cap, a simple invention was designed to serve a practical purpose. For years cycling caps provided a bit of cool in the summer, and a degree of warmth in winter. The peak of the cycling cap was to provide shade from the glare of the sun when out on the bike, or shield the cyclist's eyes from the rain or snow. Back in the day, the legendary Barry Hoban said cycling caps were worn peak to the rear of the head, so you were more aerodynamic. Casquettes were practical items which served a practical purpose, the branding and style was secondary when cycling helmets weren't even a consideration. Miguel Indurain is seen as many as the ultimate style icon when it comes to caps, and the man we must take our cycling cap learnings from. He had the ultimate in cycling cap wearing style, and is the turn to standard as to how you wear your casquette. In fact if you look at any Italian Pro Cyclist from the 1960's to 1980's you can pull cycling style ideas and cues for your cycling wardrobe. More recently as cycling helmets have become adopted and now seen as essential pieces of cycling kit and not just an accessory (and rightly so), the cycling cap still has managed to retain it's relevance to cycling and cyclists. There has been a resurgence in popularity with cycling caps, as they gain cult status from brands such as Cinelli and at events such as Red hook Crit. At Le Tour, caps are often thrown to the waiting crowds as the riders rush on by in a blur. The cycling cap fashion hasn't just been a European wide trend, as the United States custom cycling kit and independent cycling brands join the party. Rothera Cycling have shown creative cycling design in their range of cycling caps (both cotton cycling caps and sublimated cycling caps) and stalwarts of the West Coast Of America Cycling scene Walz Caps, have been firm favourites, and were intact the guys we turned to for our first Paria collection of caps. With the advent of cycling caps on social media, we now see indie cycling brands popping up with hand-made cycling caps, brands such as Peau CC and Bello have re-defined what you can do with the humble cycling cap with more subversive styling and messaging.   So you can now wear a range of cycling caps, with styles, designs and cycling messages galore. Whether you be cycling in cold weather, cycling in warm weather, there are cycling caps to suit you and your cycling attire.