A rare original French made cyclists cape dating from the 1920s.
This style of cape was popular with cyclist in the first half of the 20th Century. Cycling was a highly popular activity in France during this period and this garment would have been ideal for cyclists as it would have been easy to transport and would have offered affective protection against the rain.
The cape is made from a tan coloured cotton which features a rubberised reverse side. This was a common manufacturing process before the Second World War for making waterproof clothing. It features a hood made from the same material and an opening at the neck which fastens with two large corozo buttons which are typically French. Inside the cape there are two permanently fitted straps through which the wears arm can be passed whilst sitting on a bicycle. This stops the cape from blowing upwards in heavy winds.
The cape is in used condition with signs of age and wear. There is damage which is illustrated in the pictures and it is therefore sold strictly as a design reference piece or display item and not for wearing.
A fantastic piece of early 20th Century outerwear!
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