The Speed Hat
We made five leather hats, of which four have been assigned to owners who are intimately connected to and are integral figures of the Manual for Speed Blogging Enterprise.
The fifth? Well, we saved the fifth for you.
Not you the royal you, but you the specific person out there with a love for cycling, a fascination with Manual for Speed, and a penchant for unique caps.
Why? Because the world begged us to, because we were the only ones who could do it, because we were able to read the signs, the deep web glyphs, the psychosphere hints and the transcendental tips. It was as if our hands and our minds were being guided by an ethereal force. A force that told us to contact Kyle Mosholder, to execute the color, design, and fabrication of these caps. This same force guided us to Brian Kaspr to hand-paint each cap. Through their hands the idea materialized, came to the Earth, became real—and their touch means that each one is special, individual, and wholly unique in the world.
How do you know if this hat is for you? If you’re the one? You won’t be deterred by a $500 price tag; the you we’re talking to has spent much MUCH more than that on hand towels, sneakers, bike wheels, a shower head or brunch. And where is that brunch now? It is long gone, no need to get into the dirty details. On the other hand this hat, this ultra-rare blue leather Manual for Speed hat, is here and now and if you are the you that we’re talking about, then this hat will continue to be here and now with you for as long as you choose.
You have the power.
Part of what is being offered, part of what purchasing this hat means, is the actualization of empowerment, it means an exercise of will over fear, of desire over caution, it means cultural transcendency.
What’s more you, once you have purchased this cap, will belong to an elite group, one of five with a unique connection through these caps. We, Manual for Speed, can’t say that we are going to have a MFS Leather Cap Owners meetup in Turks & Caicos, nor can we say that we’re currently planning a MFS Leather Cap Owners rally in the Emirates. But we also can’t say that we’re not currently doing those things, it’s not for us to say to all of you—it’s only for us to say to you, you know who you are, and we’ll say it to you once we know who you are.
Brass tacks, owning this cap means you’re special, more special than everyone else in the world save for the four other people who own this cap.
But you already know that. We’re just waiting for you to tell us.