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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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    Really ? No more ? My dear fellow, did it not occur to you how much one has to explain to our dear - fellow men for the simple fact of liking a cape ?
     
  2. curzon

    curzon Well-Known Member

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    Spoke to my gramps who wore capes as a young man. Revolving doors. And car doors. Darn cape was always getting caught in them. The modern world's conveniences. Phooey!
     
  3. chieffee

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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
     
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    Frankie22 Well-Known Member

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    I mean really dood, a cape? Come on.
     
  5. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Well-Known Member

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    Come on..........!
    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
     
  6. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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    What's a good cape for the summer heat?
     
  8. Bounder

    Bounder Well-Known Member

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    Linen. In a bold check or chalk stripe.
     
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    Ok, you got me. I changed my mind.

    I love capes. They are very beautiful and elegant.
     
  10. Texastyle

    Texastyle Well-Known Member

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    Superman IS the exception.
     
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  11. dragon8

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    That and a 5150 hold.
     
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    I had to look it up, but it was worth it. Touché!!
     
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  13. Tramlines

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    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 :)
     
  14. atia2

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    I think we should Make American Capes Again.
     
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  15. Tramlines

    Tramlines Active Member

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    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

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    http://nebula.wsimg.com/obj/NzA1MER...zZDNlMjczN2RhNzMxZGRiY2Y2ODlhYTJiNTQ6Ojo6OjA=


    www.americancapes.com
     
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  16. comrade

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    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 :)
     
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    Alphonse Dubois New Member

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    [​IMG].......elegant indeed.....!
     
  20. Tramlines

    Tramlines Active Member

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    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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