The only difference between the SC Retro Bib Shorts and Capo's well loved SC Bib Shorts is a bit of throwback styling meant to help them stand out from the sea of all black shorts. Other than that, they follow the same contoured construction seen in Capo's top shelf shorts while simplifying things a bit, just like the non retro model. The shorts comprise eight panels rather than ten or more: three for the body and one wrapping the bottom of each leg. The bibs are the more traditional V Mesh 360 instead of the flat, laser cut straps we're seeing more and more on 300 bib shorts. The legs are constructed from a high gauge HG Lycra that feels dense and three dimensional in the hand. This feature gives it muscle compression for greater comfort, abrasion resistance for durability, and moisture transfer so you won't feel like you're bathing in perspiration on hot days. Rather than use a traditional gripper on the leg cuff, the SC utilizes a wide, doubled over layer of laser cut HG Lycra with a light silicone treatment to the underside. The generous width of the band makes the grip gentle, while the two layers limit stretch and thus hold onto your legs no matter how much they move. The shorts are finished with Capo's latest insert, the Corsa SE EIT, which features antimicrobial properties and a soft, variable landscape of padding in order to provide a modern level of comfort at odds with the shorts' retro styling.