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What does men prevent of buying and wearing capes today ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Whitepigeon, Jul 17, 2012.

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  1. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Well-Known Member

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    I like your humor.........YES!!
     
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    I can't believe no one has made a "Cape Crusader" joke yet.
     
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    I have one, sort of an Inverness-y, black and brown tweed.

    Last year I wore it once.

    It is a strong and esoteric style, and mine is done up in heavy cloth, so its utility is limited.

    I hope this winter we actually get some cool weather so I can wear it more.
     
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    You and a cape seem very Nosferatu.
     
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    My environment is currently Inner Mongolia, Northern China. I actually had a look on Taobao, there are women's capes but no men's ones. Thing is I could probably wear a cape here though and think nothing of it, most people around here would just think that's what Englishmen wear.
     
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    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.
     
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    Dangerous too :D

     
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    CYStyle,

    We think alike!
     
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    I personally wouldn't wear one because I think they look ridiculous. It's on par with the Victorian-era crowd, Fedora Lounge dressers, etc. You simply look out of place, and like you're on your way to a carnival, theme party or something.

    Other than that, they're pretty much associated with geeks over here.
     
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    Boring and too predictable....................!
     
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    You mean Batman?
    There was a Batman parody YouTube video embedded in an earlier post [​IMG]
     
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    Love your "Incredibles"...........absoluteley good humor............YES!!
     
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    It is always Batman or Zorro : too predictable and therefore a little bit poor I think...........!
     
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    Not sure what you are referring to as "poor and predictable" but I'm fairly certain that the "Caped Crusader" term refers to Batman specifically, which is why I even mentioned Batman in the first place.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Coat or cape : wear it when you feel good and comfortable in it.
    If it happens to be an inverness cape of the heavy cloth you describe :
    nothing wrong with it as long as the weather is cold.
    I should say : Enjoy your cold days and enjoy your inverness cape !
     
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    Good heavens! Did I skare you...........?
     
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    Yes, I saw it later.
    You made me a little bit curious about how life is in Inner Mongolia
    but let's put that aside for the moment.

    I do not know whether Dolce & Gabbana etc. have shops in Inner Mongolia.
    I suppose not.
    If you are looking for a cape for a man, this makes it a little bit more complicated.

    But the shops in Italy and Spain do send their mancapes the world around.
    I guess they send also their products to Inner Mongolia, if you order.
    ( Go to Ebay.it use "tabarro" or "mantello" as searchwords
    or go to "Sesena" , the famous cape - shop in Madrid )
    Let's hope the post works well in Inner Mongolia.

    But in your case it is probably much cheaper to order a cape custommade.
    There must be a Taylor in your surroundings which will be deligthed to make a cape for you.
    The first thing is to find a good one by asking around.

    You have to think by the way what kind of cape you like.
    The seamlength below can vary from 3 meters ( clockmodel) till 10 meters ( full circle cape)

    If the winters are cold in Inner Mongolia,
    I would advice a full circle cape of good wool.
    It is easy to wrap yourself in and it will keep you warm.
    Think also about the length of the cape ( a short one, knee - length or ankle-length)

    For practical reasons I would advice a knee - length cape.
    You can combine it well eventually with boots.

    You can download patterns of capes from the internet,
    in case your taylor does not know how to make a cape.
    (Probably he does know, because people use capes over there I understood)

    Eventually you can to go to the local market and buy your own material.
    I advice a good quality wool.
    Before buying, inform how many yards you will need for a cape.
    Be aware of the fact that a full circle cape requires a lot of yards of fabric.

    I wish you good luck in acquiring your cape.
    I hope you will succeed and that you enjoy it a lot !
     
  20. Whitepigeon

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    Come on.........even the biggest cape - haters among us won't have a good laugh about this anymore.
    It is too cliché.
    Why always continue with more of the same.
    You are not stupid, are n't you ?
    So do me a favor and grant me another good "cape - joke" .
    The ones of the "incredibles" are - according to my humble opinion - much nicer.
     

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