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post #91 of 172
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Originally Posted by Elegantly Wasted View Post

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Man, your world is black and white, just like your avatar. Can one only either love or hate capes?
Then why do you keep bringing arguments in favor of capes? No one was attacking them before your thread.
Hats: maybe it is very windy in your corner of the world - it is not in mine. If I wore a hat it would protect me from UV rays very well. And no, I wouldn't wear it just for looks - how about you?
Vain if you prefer. Seems that you don't want a cape for it's own qualities (which you have praised so much), you just want to be the cutest flower in the garden.
Did not you get so far that this forum is about "style", not fashion?
About gays: you keep comming back to the topic, what are you trying to make clear so hard? Please don't tell me that you really have fear of image association between capes and gays.
About models:
Yes, they are addressing a target group they want to exploit. So what? Does it mean that "modern fashionable young men" WANT to wear capes? Come on, is that what you, a 56 year-old, seemingly well-educated man, read into it?

Well, well .....!

Are we still on speaking terms ?

I hope so.

 

Why does my contribution  seems to make you so angry ?

I just tried to give you feedback on your questions.

I hope I did not insult you.

 

If my feedback on your contributions only irritates you,

then I think further conversation has - at least on this moment - no use.

 

Have a nice drink, a good meal, perhaps a hot shower and a long good sleep.

Probably that will improve your mood

and I hope it will make you able to see more colours in my contributions than the suggested black and white from your side.

 

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Edited by Whitepigeon - 7/19/12 at 9:39pm
post #92 of 172
Now this is a man who likes his capes.
post #93 of 172
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Now this is a man who likes his capes.

Ofcourse there are men who like capes and there are men who dare to wear them as well.

 

Tell us more  if you like.

 

When do you wear them ?

For what model and what fabric do you choose ?

Do people think you are an old fool, weird, SF, vampire, rapier or superhero ?

 

Or: do people appreciate it ?

 

Tell us more if you like.

This thread seems to reveal there are quite a lot of misunderstandings by men about wearing capes in public.

post #94 of 172

The only thing that stops me from wearing capes is the current thrift store situation. I only find women's loden capes, never found a men's one.

post #95 of 172
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The only thing that stops me from wearing capes is the current thrift store situation. I only find women's loden capes, never found a men's one.

Hello Switzerland, good evening from Amsterdam.

 

I do not  know if they sell the famous loden capes in your lovely country.

Bavaria ( Southern Germany ) and Austria do have special shops for loden fashion ( also capes)

Undoubtedley you know they are even famous for this high quality fashion.

 

And I think at least in Bavaria, you can still buy in specialised shops for the hunt,

loden capes for men.

 

There is a more expensive alternative which migth satisfy your wish even better :

Go for a custommade full circle lined loden mancape.

Ofcourse when you have found a taylor,

you can communicate about the desired colour of the loden ( black, green, dark blue or grey )

the desired length etc.

 

In this thread ( at the beginning ) you can see some pictures of the loden cape I had made in Germany.

 

An alternative is going south : in Italy they sell wonderful loden full circle tabarro for men.

The quality is good and it may even be cheaper as in Germany or Austria.

 

Living in Switzerland  I think it should not be too difficult to have this problem solved.

I am wishing you good luck with investigating the possibilities

 

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post #96 of 172
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Originally Posted by Whitepigeon View Post

Hello Switzerland, good evening from Amsterdam.

 

I do not  know if they sell the famous loden capes in your lovely country.

Bavaria ( Southern Germany ) and Austria do have special shops for loden fashion ( also capes)

Undoubtedley you know they are even famous for this high quality fashion.

 

And I think at least in Bavaria, you can still buy in specialised shops for the hunt,

loden capes for men.

 

There is a more expensive alternative which migth satisfy your wish even better :

Go for a custommade full circle lined loden mancape.

Ofcourse when you have found a taylor,

you can communicate about the desired colour of the loden ( black, green, dark blue or grey )

the desired length etc.

 

In this thread ( at the beginning ) you can see some pictures of the loden cape I had made in Germany.

 

An alternative is going south : in Italy they sell wonderful loden full circle tabarro for men.

The quality is good and it may even be cheaper as in Germany or Austria.

 

Living in Switzerland  I think it should not be too difficult to have this problem solved.

I am wishing you good luck with investigating the possibilities

 

 

I did so in Germany and the taylor I did an absolutely wonderful job

 

 

 

If you are really searching

 

 

And then there is this wonderful fashioncountry  Italy with its famous designers.

Hi

Switzerland hasn't a great sartorial tradition, apart from silk, cotton mills and st. gallen embroidery. Of course Bavaria and Austria are full of shop specializing in country/trachten. Plenty of loden, tan linen jackets, capes etc. The problem is that I cannot afford any of those, let alone a tailor.

. I wan to go for the cheap solution and fine one in a thrift shop (where I've already bought a great loden coat), but I can only find women's cape. But usually, If I'm patient enough, I can find almost everything, so we'll see what happens in the next months.

post #97 of 172
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Hi

Switzerland hasn't a great sartorial tradition, apart from silk, cotton mills and st. gallen embroidery. Of course Bavaria and Austria are full of shop specializing in country/trachten. Plenty of loden, tan linen jackets, capes etc. The problem is that I cannot afford any of those, let alone a tailor.

. I wan to go for the cheap solution and fine one in a thrift shop (where I've already bought a great loden coat), but I can only find women's cape. But usually, If I'm patient enough, I can find almost everything, so we'll see what happens in the next months.

Ebay migth be an option as well. ( Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland)

post #98 of 172
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This is the man in the cape critized in the hilarious Seinfeld show.

It is a program made to make people laugh.

Nothing wrong with that.

But why is it hilarious ?

 

People on the street are totally embarrased when they see this man wearing his cape.

For a good laugh : search it on youtube.

 

Now let's have a closer look why this is hilarious :

1. The man combines sunglasses, sport shoes and a (migth be) black velvet cape.

All styles are here mixed through one another and he looks ridiculous.

2. The makers of the show gave him sunglasses.

This suggests its warm sunny weather as well.

That makes his choice of wearing a cape  even more ridiculous.

 

As it is ridiculous to wear under these circumstances a fur coat .

(A fur coat does not combine either with nikes according to my opinion)

Or to wear just only a boxershort when it freezes.

(shall we combine that with a hat and boots ?)

 

But anyway, it stimulated me to see once again this marvellous show

and I had a good laugh.

So thank you for posting this picture!

post #99 of 172
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post

I'm going to become the prime minister of Canada so that I can wear capes.
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I will tell you a secret :

You do not have to become first the prime minister of Canada for wearing a cape.

You can start rigth now.

 

But If I may give you an advice :

Personally I would prefer another hat to combine this with the cape.

I think that will make it nicer as a whole.

But ofcourse tastes may differ.

post #100 of 172
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Originally Posted by 3dials View Post

What a capital caper if it could be capitalized upon!

Don 't buy rolex watches and you can spend your money on other useful things........!

post #101 of 172
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Originally Posted by Rincon View Post

People don't wear capes for the same reason people no longer wear knee breeches or oversized, ruffled sleeves. 

 

They are out of style and come across as costume-y. 

 

Can you wear a cape? Of course. They are typically the domain of eccentric, older men, however.

 

A younger person doing it would be viewed as "trying too hard" or ridiculous. That's why I imagine people don't do it. 

 

Men don't wear umbrella hats on their head in the summer either though it makes a lot of sense.

 

If I was an older man maybe I'd wear a cape just for the hell of it as it would undoubtedly get lots of attention.

Post scriptum :

 

One problem "cape - hesitating men" or "cape - liking men" have to confront if they want to integrate the cape in their garderobe,

is that - according to my opinion - there are too little examples in the media or on the internet

for men how to combine in a tasteful way a cape with other clothes.

 

I do not know if its you on the Avatar

but if it so and you are a person who likes to wear for example a tuxedo,

then let me give you an example how to combine this on the classical way with a cape :

 

 

 

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Now do call me old fashioned but personally I do not think

this is an example of an eccentric  old man or

a young man who is ridiculous because he is "trying too hard".

 

My opinion : a wonderful combination and an example of an extremely well dressed young man.

post #102 of 172
I will wear one if my tailor knows how to make a proper one with good rainy fabric

Actaully I think wearing a cape would be more comfortable to wear a raincoat, and serves a better purpose.
post #103 of 172
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I will wear one if my tailor knows how to make a proper one with good rainy fabric
Actaully I think wearing a cape would be more comfortable to wear a raincoat, and serves a better purpose.

The best one I have is made from rubberized black cotton.

I bougth it several years ago in Germany.

But this shop is no longer available.

 

Nowadays they produce also rubberized satin.

I think it comes from Thailand.

( You can use it with glance or without : just reverse it)

It is a good ligth fabric which can be used for raincapes

but if you should like this, you will have to do some searchwork.

 

Probably your taylor knows how to make a cape.

If not : patterns are available on the internet.

 

Its up to you what length you like.

And think about how you like to use it.

 

If its only for walking the most stylish and elegant one (gentlemanlike)

is the longer and wider version.

Capes for men distinguish themselves from women's capes

because they are longer and wider made.

 

My raincape is 1.50 mtrs length and has a seamlength of six meters.

Because I use bags at the back of my bike, I can also use it by cycling.

 

But there are also special (short) capes (poncholike ) for cycling.

Google with "cycling" and "bike" and you will find the shop who is specialised in these short cycle- capes in London.

 

Finally : Ebay ( "raincape" or the german word "regencape") migth offer also results :

You can find  there raincapes of artificial leather or lack.

I would personally go for one made of rubberized cotton or satin : much ligther.

 

A raincoat migth be in some ways more practical

but  personally  I do agree a raincape is far more pleasant in use.

I wish you good luck in finding one

post #104 of 172
A couple of things:

1) Whitepigeon has 49 of the 103 previous posts. I don't think I've ever seen a thread starter as passionate or committed to his cause. Now we know...you care about capes.

2) Henceforth, I will address PT Williams as Sir Williams. You sir, are a diamond geez. A true legend.
post #105 of 172
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Originally Posted by dirkweems View Post

A couple of things:
1) Whitepigeon has 49 of the 103 previous posts. I don't think I've ever seen a thread starter as passionate or committed to his cause. Now we know...you care about capes.
2) Henceforth, I will address PT Williams as Sir Williams. You sir, are a diamond geez, a true legend.

 

I just brougth al my capes to the Salvation Army because I do not want to be any longer ridiculous.

I was quite surprised to see that the men there were figthing for it.

Now do I start to be really  a  little SF or a weird old fool........?

Call me old - fashioned..........But anyway, thanks for the compliment!

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