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Up front there ought to be man in black.
The tailored shirt. Bespoke. The fit is perfect. So perfect, you don't need exciting colors or patterns to call attention to yourself. The look doesn't shout; it speaks softly, confidently. It's the look of a master, a patron. This is the why of the Capo Padrone Short Sleeve Jersey.
This jersey is not tailored, not bespoke, yet it fits that way and looks as if you were treated to a personal size by Capo, much in the way pro teams seem to get a size run that isn't three or four different items from small to extra large, but eighteen. This jersey will have a flat-against-the-skin, almost entirely bunch-free, tug-free look when you zip it up.
The look is easy. The work to get it that perfect was hard. The Padrone took eighteen months to develop, and it is comprised of 22 panels made of several fabrics. The panels for the chest, shoulders, and sleeves are HSC, high stretch compression. It's lightweight, breathable, wicking skinsuit material. Under the arms is Silver Aid, a quick-drying dual-knit micro-fiber with silver thread that breathes even better than the HSC and has anti-bacterial qualities. There is Carbon E across the back in a pattern that almost mimics your bibs. This material, a dual-knit micro fiber with carbon thread, doesn't stretch as much as the other panels, offering stability to the jersey when your pockets are full. The front of the waist and the sleeves are cuffed with a new creation Capo calls Dual-Ply Power V. It is two fabrics bonded together; vertically-ribbed Power Lycra on the outside for controlled stretch and V-Mesh on the inside for comfort, grip, and wicking.
The fit is like a skinsuit, but it breathes much better. The jersey is cut shorter in front to make sure that the material doesn't pucker when you're riding the drops. And the Dual-Ply Power V gripper-like material is softer and more comfortable than the silicone grippers you often find on skinsuits.
The design of the three traditional pockets has also been considered and modified. The side pockets have been cut on an angle for easier access, and the center pocket has a smaller, 10cm by 15cm zippered security pocket that is big enough for an iPhone.
The Capo Padrone Short Sleeve Jersey is available in Black or White. There is a full-length, lockable hidden zipper. The Capo logos are made of thermoplastic and applied to the fabric, meaning they will stretch when the garment stretches. It washes great in cold water, though you'll want to air dry the jersey if you want the logos to last. Sizes run from Small to XX-Large.
- Multi-panel high stretch compression fabric provides a perfectly ergonomic in-the-saddle fit
- Three back pockets provide plenty of room for essentials, while a zippered security pocket stashes a phone or media player
- Schoeller ColdBlack treatment resists heat buildup, keeping you cool on the hottest afternoons
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The Nicest Jersey I Own
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Without question, Capo has the nicest kits of any I own. The fit, and the function are outstanding. You can feel the quality of their products and you see it in the performance.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is one of my favorite jerseys. The fit supplies nice compression and breaths very well.It fits almost like a skin suit so if you have a larger upper body it is suggested that you size up. i typically wear a large in other jerseys but i have broad shoulders and bigger arms so i sized up to an XL and the fit is perfect.The quality is very nice too-expected from Capo. I find myself reaching for this jersey on a regular basis and always look forward to my next ride.
Worth the Money
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
The best jersey I've had so far.
My wallet hurts, but man I look good.
There's no doubt that this is a beautiful, skillfull design and well made jersey. I love the look of it and the fabrics offer both comfort and performance... But alas, a $200 jersey did not make me any faster, when Capo figures out how to do that, look out!
Best Jersey Ever Purchased
This jersey flat out rocks Finest material I have ever worn. Best jersey ever purchased by a long shot. I am 6 feet, 185 pounds, 39 chest and bought the L. Fits like a glove. Very tight race fit.