Do forgive me to say but I really hate poncho 's .
And I guess the cape is already shocking enough for some of our dear fellow - men.
Don't let us overask them, allrigth.........?
Now do give me a break please......... did I ever said I am against wearing jeans...............?
Ofcourse it is nothing special and very average and very common, but if you like to do so : please go for it !
But choose then at least for a tigth model because wide models are now really out of place.
Not together with a rolex watch please : it does not match ( do call me old -fashioned )
And the last advice of this weird old eccentric fool : ofcourse you may wear them but if you are over 25 let the ruffled ones.
Now for a change : this time I totally I agree with you..........! (you don't have a "cape fetish" I hope...........? )
Do call me old - fashioned but I always stated one can also be a gentleman without Rolex - watch !
A lot of movies you talked about ( Batman, Superman) men wearing capes have a secret identity.
I do not. And I do wear capes. ( No I do not have a "cape-fetish" my doctor informed me happily this morning since - and as long as - I let my capes at home when the sun shines )
Now, this migth be an indication this weird old eccentric fool does not live totally in the fantasy - world of movies while living at the same time in everyday reality.
But it seems now we have come in the reverse reality.
Men who 'd rather dy then to be seen wearing a cape (do forgive me if I am wrong but I thougth you and your estimated collegue Hampton for instance belong to that category)
seem to have a secret identity. Why ? Not necessary I think since you do not and will not ever wear capes. You have sworn it did n't you ?
Now is n't this the world upside - down ?
Forgive I am joking a little :
I was only trying to find out with who I was talking with, but the profiles are blanco .
May be I did something wrong.
May be my digital skills also needs an update as my language - use and my fashiontaste apparently do. ( Oh God I really have work to do !)
But since you seem to be a persisent "non - wearing cape - man"
( no worry , you do not have to wear a cape if you don't want to )
you do not have to hide - to my humble opinion- (at least parts) of your identity any longer.
It 's safe her.
At least until now.
And certainly for persistent "non - wearing cape men",
at least as far as I can oversee now.
(stay alert though : one cannot ever be sure if those men in capes are to be trusthed )
So far no one even came to kill me because I happen to wear a cape sometimes
( let there be no misunderstanding - can 't say it enough -:
only when it is cold, not with my wife in my bedroom ).
So no worry.
If I am still safe, you certainly are,
since it appears you are not doing that kind of weird things I do.
So let's take away for ever also that fear if that would bother you.
Now please do forgive me that I am joking a little.
Just playing a little, like others like to do that with me. Allrigth ?
Have a good laugh, also about yourself.
Let 's keep laughing. Is n't that the most important thing at all in this - most of the time - sad world ?
So let me thank you now for your high quality feed back. I really appreciate it.
And I do admire your language - skill to say a lot of things in a few words.
I think this language - style belongs natural to you.
Therefore it is beautiful. So keep it that way.
I hope you do not mind though, if I will not take it over.
I will continue with my own language - style if you do not care. Explanation follows later.
But to understand a little bit better the things you write I need to know in what part of the world you are living.
And if your profession happens to be fashion - designer or fashion - seller.
And if your (fashion) point of reference happens to be Wall Street.
I mean with Wall Street : " the business world ".
Since the acceptance of fashion happens to be - I think you will agree this with me - very contextual,
this can be useful information, to understand your reaction better.
Did not Karl Marx ever stated "Das Sein bestimmt dass Bewusstsein" ?
For this reason I can probably state already now that you are rigth from your point of view.
Nothwithstanding this however, I suspect your perception of the world seems to be very dominated
by viewing only from one corner, that of your own world or "Sitz im Leben". ( Yes do reproach me the same, but at least I am trying to relevate mine's )
Nothing wrong with that by the way. I hear and learn also from you new things.
But do - if I may be honest with you - not impose it on others as the only true vision of reality.
This migth be wrong. There are more corners, more contexts to view from.
In general, and then I will stop since this contribution will be already too long for you,
is my remark this : in my part of the world (Europe) fashion moves.
I emphasize that ( Europe) because - once in the States -
I met Americans who did not even know how to find Europe on the world map
or I met people who never heard of European countries
like Danmark, The Tjech Republic or the Netherlands.
Now I think you are an intelligent person
but I met already on this forum that some estimated collegues of you
did not know anything about fashionmovements in Europe.
Now that was really something new for me. Believe me.
( My doctor advised me already this morning to stop with Style Forum
since I had had too many shocks the last few days )
The European designers are always busy with innovating fashion.
Now this has - for instance - to do with the efforts of getting the cape back in men's fashion.
( Have a look if you like at the picture album Fall/Winter 2012)
All I wouId like to say for this moment is this : this item we are talking about happens to be a bit more then a hobby of a very individualistic, weird, eccentric, old fool.
Wishing you joy this Monday.
They only show up in the very deep of the nigth in narrow streets when there is a lot of fog.
No, let's be a moment serious with you : women occassionaly do. Men not.
That 's why I was investigating via this thread what kind of obstacles there are for cape - liking men to buy or wear one.
Now, read this thread when your holiday is over ( you are a student are not you ?) and you know a lot more about these obstacles for men.( Don 't underestimate them.....!)
Last but not least : the new re -styled mancapes will come in specialised shops ( Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sanders etc.) after summer.
I can imagine that in your lovely city of Hamburg there will be such shops, since it is the second city of Germany ( love Germany : lived and worked there for years )
"Google" and you will find where.
Curzon can do better than this ( at least if I read his profile)
You seem to me a civilised person and educated person.
So I guess you are not stupid are not you ? ( Please tell if I am wrong, than we can stop this)
Mature men have learned to drink coffee in such a way that they will not spoil their suit.
I am sure you are old and wise enough ( only if you like it ofcourse)
to learn to move in a cape ( yes, you migth learn to be alert in certain situations, but you will survive and your cape too)
I am sure : if you like it, you can do it.
The problem is not that you cannot do it. Yes you can but......do you will ??
Thus remains :
1) The problem is that you don 't like to wear a cape
( than I say : do not do it because you will not feel comfortable in it : don't do it no problem )
2 )Or : you do like it but you migth have fear may be because you migth look a little bit different than others.
No matter what is the case. If is and stays a matter of "liking" or not. Best advice : do it only if you like and you will learn how to move.
Enjoy your evening