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I would definitely wear one too. They can look really good, although there is a danger you might get sent to a mental hospital 

 

unusual silver rings 

Now this is humor....YES!! I can appreciate it.

But lets be serious for a moment : you will not wear them , because you do not like them. Allrigth to me.

post #167 of 180
What's a good cape for the summer heat?
post #168 of 180
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

What's a good cape for the summer heat?

Linen. In a bold check or chalk stripe.
post #169 of 180
Ok, you got me. I changed my mind.

I love capes. They are very beautiful and elegant.
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Superman IS the exception.
post #171 of 180
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

Fear of ridicule

That and a 5150 hold.
post #172 of 180
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post

That and a 5150 hold.

I had to look it up, but it was worth it. Touché!!
post #173 of 180

What happened?  

 

It's 4 years since anyone dared talk about wearing a cape, let alone wear one. 

 

Was it all capers or did cape makers fail the mass takeover of woollen coats?

 

Great thread though :)

post #174 of 180
I think we should Make American Capes Again.
post #175 of 180

errr...what makes an American Cape an American Cape?!
 

Here's what I found...I don't think that's what you had in mind?   Like the guy on the Streetwear & Denim header image - he's wearing some kind of grey half shawl cape or something.   I like the idea of Snoopy's Lyness blanket being used as a cape for everything - wrapping up baguettes...keeping warm when trapped in 4 hours of car traffic....using as an emergency picnic blanket...a beach blanket.... a modern update on the humble hoody :)

 

]http://americancapes.com/products/patterned-shampoo-cape

 

 

http://nebula.wsimg.com/obj/NzA1MERFOTQwQ0QwNzdGNkY0NkY6ODM5M2MzZDNlMjczN2RhNzMxZGRiY2Y2ODlhYTJiNTQ6Ojo6OjA=

 

 

www.americancapes.com

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post #177 of 180
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post

Image Problem dating from the 1930s:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Lugosi-Dracula.jpg

 

I guess you are saying that it seems too costumey rather than retro wearable gear.   Functionally, it's hard to complain about capes.  They're great for wrapping; keepig warm; keeping dry; hiding from celebrity cameras; shielding from kiddie vomit and of course, have a panache of courtesan aristocracy like Count Dracula :)

post #178 of 180

 Not bad at all

post #179 of 180

.......elegant indeed.....!

post #180 of 180

Oh dear. 

 

I think I've gone off capes since I first started posting about how they might not be so quirky. 

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