Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Whitepigeon, Jul 17, 2012.
I like your humor.........YES!!
I can't believe no one has made a "Cape Crusader" joke yet.
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.
You and a cape seem very Nosferatu.
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.
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.
We think alike!
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.
Boring and too predictable....................!
You mean Batman?
There was a Batman parody YouTube video embedded in an earlier post
Love your "Incredibles"...........absoluteley good humor............YES!!
It is always Batman or Zorro : too predictable and therefore a little bit poor I think...........!
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