These guys were wearing casquettes with, dare we say it, panache before the concept of luft even entered the new wave of cycling chic.

Before the boudin (the sausage helmet) and the modern plastic version, the older generation of Riviera cyclists rolled with cycling caps perfectly placed on their tanned heads.

So we turned to the kings of Côte d'Azur cycling to model our SS19 casquette collection : these are the statesmen of Olympique Cyclo Club d'Antibes.

CASQUETTE KINGS
CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Patrick Waroquier

Age : 72

Riding since : 1961

Cycling hero : Eddy Merckx

Favourite Parcours : The Pavé of the Paris-Roubaix

Casquette : Sardine Animal Series

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Gerard Allo

Age : 61

Riding since : 1970

Cycling hero : Claudio Chiappucci

Favorite parcours: The Boucle de Sospel.

Casquette : Toile de Jouy Bleu

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Jean-Pierre Zanini

Age : 75

Riding Since : 1960

Cycling Hero : Federico Bahamontes

Favorite Parcours : Les Trois Cols loop of Col de Champs, Col d'Allos and Col de la Cayolle.

Casquette : Col Series Tai Mo Shan

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Marc Icard

Age : 58

Riding Since : 1973

Cycling Hero : Sean Kelly (the others say Marc is Sean Kelly's long lost French brother .... )

Favourite Parcours : The arrière-pays of Antibes

Casquette : Col Series Passo Dello Stelvio

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Daniel Allo

Age : 64

Riding Since : 1967

Cycling Hero : Paolo Bettini

Favourite Parcours : Col St-Roch

Casquette : Classic Noir

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Pierre Herman

Age : 76

Riding since : 1971

Cycling Hero : Alain Bondues (individual pursuit cyclist, silver medalist at the 1980 Moscow olympics)

Favourite Parcours : The Kemmelberg

Casquette : Octopus Animal Series

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Jean-Pierre Rosso

Age : 77

Riding Since : 1958

Cycling Hero : Jacques Anquetil

Favourite Parcours : Col de la Bonette

Casquette : Classic Bleu

CASQUETTE KINGS

Name : Michel Icard

Age : 62

Riding since : 1972

Cycling Hero : Luis Ocaña

Favourite Parcours : Le Col de Braus

Casquette : Citron Fruit Series