Now this would be one epic cap out.
Longshot Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa said he’d retire his signature Guardian Angels beret if he wins his long shot bid to lead the Big Apple.
“If I’m lucky enough to become mayor, the beret goes,” Sliwa vowed Monday at a campaign stop in Manhattan.
“Maybe I’ll give you a little preview here,” Sliwa said, removing the red cap from his head.
“One of the reasons I wear the beret is because I’m losing hair,” he joked.
Sliwa insisted to The Post in August that he even sleeps with the headpiece on — and only takes it off at church and for the National Anthem.
The 67-year-old street vigilante said he’d also step down from running the Guardian Angels — which he founded 42 years ago when New York City was plagued by violent crime — if he becomes mayor.
Sliwa also took a good-natured shot at his Democratic opponent, former cop Eric Adams, the day before the election.
“He no longer has the hair he had when he graduated from the police academy. I saw those initial photos,” Sliwa cracked.
But if a recent poll that had Adams leading Sliwa by 40 points is any indiction of the outcome of Tuesday’s election, the Guardian Angel’s beret isn’t going anywhere.
On a more serious topic, Sliwa said he fears Republicans won’t show up to cast their ballots Tuesday because they distrust the election system.
“My biggest problem with Republicans is convincing them to vote, because some, not all, just don’t trust the process,” Sliwa said.
Still he encouraged people of all political stripes to exercise their civic duty — even if a greater turnout dampens his chances because the vast majority of New Yorkers are registered Democrats.
“I think it’s starts with civics. People aren’t taught about government, the importance of voting. I recognizing that the more people vote, I lose, there’s no doubt about it. But you know what? We’re a better society if more people vote,” Sliwa said.