HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    Nice try bro.
     


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  3. Jamesgatz

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    Wearing this kind of cape with tailcoat has a long history and I see it regularly here in Finland where tailcoat is the traditional dress code for men in academic festivities.
     


  4. Whitepigeon

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    I totally agree with you : it is an excellent combination.
    The only thing is, this combination is only for let's say - black tie occassions.
    It is the usual classical way.
    Nothing wrong with that, but I think it does not bring something new.

    Nowadays some important fashiondesigners in Milan, Paris and London
    are trying to re - introduce the cape in men's fashion also for everyday.
    For this purpose some of them develop also capes
    of other fabric ( for instance thick wool like the italian tabarro ) and in other colours.
    Now this is truly innovating and ofcourse it will need time before it is accepted.
    Certainly when the targetgroup seems to be mature men who are normally more conservative
    ( this forum shows it also )in these kind of things than women or younger people.

    The reason why I give attention to the re - introduction of the cape ( thread, pictures )is that there are too little examples in social media
    and on the internet, how to combine such a cape with other modern clothes today.
    Men who like capes do need more feedback and examples of how to make good combinations with the new re - styled capes.
    Now that ls my point. With thanks for the reaction.
     


  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Whitepigeon, do you happen to know how much horizontal distance is gained when leaping with a cape?

    So, you jump off a great height without a cape, and it looks like this:

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    But then, you put a cape on. You jump from the exact same place, but with a cape on, and then it looks like this:

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    Do you see what I mean? The cape gains you a bit of horizontal distance.

    It's an important advantage, don't you think?

    About how many horizontal feet (or meters, if you prefer) does the cape give you?
     
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  6. Hampton

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    Interesting... When you write fashiondesigners, who specific? And for that to be in fashion, oh god that's really really hard if you ask me.
     


  7. Whitepigeon

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    I do not write fashiondesigners.
    But I am looking on the sites and I see the movies of their presentations on You Tube.
    I did not had more time for it.

    But the new things they showed ( See pictures Capes for Men Fall / Winter 2012 )
    ( For instance from E. Tautz, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sanders, Mugler , Versace, Louis Vuitton etc. )
    on the catwalk look really nice I think.
    That all said does not mean the majority of men is ready for it.
    This is indeed - like you said - a hard thing to reach.
    I was trying to discover in my thread what obstacles men have to confront who happen to like capes if they want to buy one or wear one.
    Well the reactions and the result you can read in my thread.
    I do not think by the way that every man has to wear a cape.
    But those ones like me, who think it is indeed an elegant and wonderful fashion - item for men
    must learn how and when you can make good combinations with it.

    I have the big advantage of living in Europe where the climate is changing for men wearing capes.
    Italy, France and Spain had and do have still their mancape - traditions.
    Fashion - designers are charmed by it and try to re - style the mancape.
    Holland is too small to be a big player on the domain of fashion - innovation but has the big advantage
    of being a very liberal country. A man in a purple cape in Amsterdam hardly draws attention is my experience.
    So yes, there are possibilities here. It migth be a lot more difficult in more conservative countries.
     


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    For the sake of clarity is this leap happening at sea-level? Is it from a standing position or could one be leaping from the roof of a moving vehicle or the limber of a gun carriage or such like? Apologies for the possible pedantry but in these cases precision must be our watchword!
     


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    Seriously, can you stop with all the breaks, pigeon? It's annoying as fuck.
     
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  10. Hampton

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    I see. I learn something new every day! Well best of luck and enjoy cape town!
     


  11. Whitepigeon

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    Well can 't you appreciate British humor ?
     


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    When Edmond Dant├Ęs returned as the Count of Monte Cristo after finding his kick-ass treasure loot, he looked magnificent wearing a cape. It's like he needed a cape then, and he would need one if the event took place in the current time. If you're not at that level, the effect of the cape is quite drastically and severely different. You, being an intelligent and wise man with years of life experience, should understand this.
     
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    Why would you do this to us? Have SW&D hurt you in some way?
     


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    QFT....
     


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    I go on vacation and come back to blue shoes and capes and flying fucking Harry Potter... what the hell is going on in here? :bounce2:
     


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