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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 Senior 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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    F. Corbera Senior member

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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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    Whitepigeon Senior member

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  12. Whitepigeon

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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]
     


  14. Whitepigeon

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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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