Originally Posted by Onlyoneoklahoma
This comes off as something that steam punk kids wear to Comicon.
I honestly cannot think of a place a cape would look appropriate at least in my flyover state of Oklahoma, even after seeing your albums.
Kudos on enjoying it, but I do not think one could be taken seriously at work if you show up in a cape.
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OK, thanks for your feedback.
Let me give you my thougths for what it is worth to you :
Start by yourself.
I think the mainpoint should be if YOU like to wear capes or not.
If you are a cape-hater because it is really not your taste : allrigth !
You have my respect. And that 's it. No more to say.
But in that case I hope you do not mind that there migth be other men
who do like capes and are wearing them.
Respect them too.
That's all there is to say : live and let live. No more.
But what if you happen to really like capes but you do not dare to wear them out of fear,
- for instance- that at work they will laugh at you ?
I would stay - like you - on the safe side and I do not show up in a cape to my work.
What I do in my private domain and in my free time is my own thing.
On the other hand : times are changing.
Capes are starting to be fashionable again and - suppose you like capes - this migth be in your favor.
I can give you a situation where showing up in a cape even to your work in Oklahoma would cause no problems.
It is when it rains and you choose to wear a raincape.
No one will question that.
And there are raincapes and raincapes.
You can buy cheap ones or you can buy the better designed professional ones.
The better ones are made in Germany and Britain. Have a look on ebay if you should like one.
There is even a fashion for rain resistant clothes and you have wonderful raincapes designed for men.
Now about your work.
I do not know in what kind of work you are busy but not every work environment is cape - hostile.
On the contrary. Very masculine professions like the army and the police used to have capes as part of the professional dress.
Capes do still belong to the formal dress of US officers.
Capes are still used by the Carabinieri and there are more examples to give.
What I want to say is that it depends on what kind of worksituation you are.
I can imagine that in the Hollywood filmindustrie it is also not a problem.
And probably there are more situations imaginable where capes are not a probllem at all.
But there are also situations imaganable where capes do not work. Then : do not do it. Just forget about it.
Keep your cape for your free time for instance your visit to the opera.
If there is a problem, I repeat it again, it is not because of the cape itself,
but because of the whole of the combination.
Yes, you draw more attention when wearing a cape.
Therefore it is an extra challenge with a cape : choose your combination well and ask eventually feedback.
I do not know Oklahoma but I think if you wear a cape when assisting a wedding or a funeral,
you migth draw attention, but when the combination is allrigth I am sure you will have positive feedback.
When visiting a funeral or a reception in a cape make sure you feel good about everything you wear:
from hat till shoes. And I am sure you will have lots of positive comments.
Well these are my thougths. Take it for what it is worth to you and I wish you courage and good taste!