Our history

EL CAPOTE, is a tribute, a memory to two bullfighters who lost their lives on the road on a fateful May 24, 1969 and to a "Bullfighter of life". They were my father, the Venezuelan bullfighter Héctor Alvarez (26 years old) and my grandfather Rafael Vega of the Kings "Gitanillo de Triana" (59 years old). Unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to meet them, I was 6 months away from jumping into the arena of life, a life full of joy despite everything, thanks to my dear mother Pastora Vega , bullfighter of life, of those who come close and go out through the Puerta Grande, raising her two children alone and Showing her flamenco art all over the world, always with a smile on her face and the energy to stop a train. She has taught me everything, and everything I am, I owe to her.

My great-grandmother "Pastora Imperio" finishes the job of this family tree full of art, art of OUR, FLAMENCO AND BULLS, yes sir, with capital letters, pride of our folklore and customs because we firmly believe that "IT IS TIME TO SHOW OFF WHAT OURS" right?

We cannot finish this section called "Inspiration" without naming a person out of the ordinary, the teacher Juan José Padilla , he cannot better represent the philosophy of this brand: Honor, Humility, Courage, Generosity, Fellowship..., there is a before and after meeting the teacher in my wife's life and mine, we are eternally grateful to him!

For my wife and partner in this adventure, Carolina López and for me, it is a pleasure and an honor to share with all of you this heartfelt tribute transformed into garments, made, as you can imagine, with the greatest care and interest in the world.

It's for you!

Rafael Dona Vega.

The Capote Store
C / Claudio Coello, 46
Madrid, Spain 28001
+34 91 578 42 61