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is this a cape?

Antonio Centeno

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It looks like an advertisement to me


Seriously though it does look like a cape although not a practical one.

Capes are rarely seen nowadays, but when they were worn their purpose was to provide warmth and unhindered mobility for a man to grab weapons or prepare to without being seen. For this reason they survive in the military wardrobe.

My alma mater, the USMC, allowed us to wear a boat cloak as part of our dress uniform - at least when I was in. I have also spoken with men who wear them as it was passed down from a father or grandfather who had served in certain British regiments.
 

hermes man

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Originally Posted by Antonio Centeno
It looks like an advertisement to me


Seriously though it does look like a cape although not a practical one.

Capes are rarely seen nowadays, but when they were worn their purpose was to provide warmth and unhindered mobility for a man to grab weapons or prepare to without being seen. For this reason they survive in the military wardrobe.

My alma mater, the USMC, allowed us to wear a boat cloak as part of our dress uniform - at least when I was in. I have also spoken with men who wear them as it was passed down from a father or grandfather who had served in certain British regiments.


oh i see.. thanks for the clarification..
 

Harold falcon

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I cannot imagine appropriate circumstances to wear that. It's like a walking advertisement. Absolutely terrible.
 

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Yes, Hermes made a cape. A really gaudy, enormous, and I guarantee hilariously priced cape. FFS, the OP is no different from that olympic figure skater who has a "balenciaga [purse] tree" and says "I'll buy anything with an LV on it." embed doesn't seem to be working...
 

SirGrotius

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Image doesn't work for me and I so do want to see it.
 

Sanguis Mortuum

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The length suggests that it's more a cloak than a cape, though the pattern suggests that it's actually a rug
 

cmacey

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Originally Posted by Antonio Centeno
It looks like an advertisement to me


Seriously though it does look like a cape although not a practical one.

Capes are rarely seen nowadays, but when they were worn their purpose was to provide warmth and unhindered mobility for a man to grab weapons or prepare to without being seen. For this reason they survive in the military wardrobe.

My alma mater, the USMC, allowed us to wear a boat cloak as part of our dress uniform - at least when I was in. I have also spoken with men who wear them as it was passed down from a father or grandfather who had served in certain British regiments.


+1! Semper Fi! Class of 1985.
 

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Its a cape. You wear it while flying around keeping gotham city safe. Also worn while giving dudes dry handskies through a glory hole in a truck stop bathroom. Good lord you are one strange sonofabitch hermes man.
 

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Only for evening social with an artistic crowd at venues where the outre is the norm. But then only if you are a sophisticated, witty, and charming gentleman with style to burn -- and also to defend yourself. I believe some nice ones are made in Spain, so, possibly it is popular there. For some fine examples of how to use the case, see Ronald Colman in "If I Were King." Actually, to do this, you should be Ronald Coleman... Here is a website with capes: http://www.sesena.com/ing/catalogo.htm If you are going to get a cape for your sweetheart as well , I suggest you not wear them on the same evening. Unless, of course, you are doing Captain and Mrs. Midnight. If I don't get fired this year, I may get one of these...
 

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I can see the picture, but I am having trouble recognizing what brand it is, it seems to lack any form of logo.
 

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As far as when to wear it, the cape, like a suggie, is appropriate for all occasions and social gatherings.
 

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