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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    We should start with designer ponchos . . .
     
  2. Breedlove

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    Define "dangerous".
    Not too clear on what you're questioning as dangerous but as you are a champion of capes, I'll assume that you're referring to capes.
    Well, I say, potentially... yes, capes are "dangerous".
    Will wearing a cape kill me? No, probably not (ignoring the amusing situations depicted in The Incredibles)
    But "danger" is not limited to physical harm.
    Wearing a cape, you could face, assuming that most people in modern society are cape-aversive, public ridicule, to the extent that wearing one in a professional setting will most likely have a very detrimental effect.
    Of course, this is all subjective and completely my own opinion. You may not find "job loss" to be a dangerous thing.
     
  3. afreegreek

    afreegreek Well-Known Member

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    men don't wear capes because most men have no B**LS and are reluctant to wear anything out of the "norm"... capes, kilts, pink shirts, scarves, neckwear other than boring ties.. the list is practically endless..

    A cape doesn't appeal to me as something I'd like to wear because it's the opposite of what I like.. close fitting tailoring.. however, I do like them as something to see others wear.. they're very cool when done right..
     
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  4. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    JEEBUS THEY'RE MULTIPLYING
     
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  5. PTWilliams

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    I knew I was missing something, the kilt.
     
  6. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Senior member

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    This weird old eccentric fool has said something like this before.
    It 's good they here it from another man because I am already written away out of reality.
     
  7. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Senior member

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    Who ? The Monkeys .......?
     
  8. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Senior member

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    Unreal ? No. No I do not think so.
    Spooky. It start to be spooky.

    Do call me old - fashioned but I 've always been against that people see too much movies and read too much SF
    The result : some of our dear fellow - men ( indeed women seem to live more in reality ) have lost their sense of reality.
    When wearing a cape as a man some of our dear fellow - men do not see any longer
    I am combining that with ordinary trousers, italian shoes and an ordinary hat.
    They only appear to see boots, tigths, masks, utility belts etc.
    Now who is here out of place and who should make an appointment for psychiatrical help ?
     
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  9. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Senior member

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    Now that sounds reasonable........!
     
  10. Whitepigeon

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    With "dangerous" I meant : do they carry knives under their capes or will they murder you as an innocent citizen who happens to pass along............?

    But no, let's be serious for a moment.
    You seem to be a man with eye for reality.
    I wrote already elsewhere in this thread that it is wise
    not to do any fashionexperiments in your boss time.
    It is probably not where he is paying you for.

    Keep that for your free time.
    And in case of any doubt : do not choose for a purple cape when going to the opera ( if you insist, do combine it with only black and white )
    Instead : choose for the classical combination of a black tuxedo and a black cape. That will do fine.
    Let some of our dear fellow - men first get over the shock that there are still men who think capes are nice to wear.
    Do consider they have probably also a wife and a family in case they might get a heart - attack.
    Some time they will get over it.
     
  11. Whitepigeon

    Whitepigeon Senior member

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    Do forgive me to say but I really hate poncho 's .
    And I guess the cape is already shocking enough for some of our dear fellow - men.
    Don't let us overask them, allrigth.........?
     
  12. Whitepigeon

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    Now I do get the feeling we do understand each other again old chap ! But please don't tell it the others................!
     
  13. Whitepigeon

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    Now do give me a break please......... did I ever said I am against wearing jeans...............?
    Ofcourse it is nothing special and very average and very common, but if you like to do so : please go for it !
    But choose then at least for a tigth model because wide models are now really out of place.
    Not together with a rolex watch please : it does not match ( do call me old -fashioned )
    And the last advice of this weird old eccentric fool : ofcourse you may wear them but if you are over 25 let the ruffled ones.
     
  14. Whitepigeon

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    Now for a change : this time I totally I agree with you..........! (you don't have a "cape fetish" I hope...........? )
     
  15. Whitepigeon

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    Do call me old - fashioned but I always stated one can also be a gentleman without Rolex - watch !
     
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    A lot of movies you talked about ( Batman, Superman) men wearing capes have a secret identity.
    I do not. And I do wear capes. ( No I do not have a "cape-fetish" my doctor informed me happily this morning since - and as long as - I let my capes at home when the sun shines )
    Now, this migth be an indication this weird old eccentric fool does not live totally in the fantasy - world of movies while living at the same time in everyday reality.

    But it seems now we have come in the reverse reality.
    Men who 'd rather dy then to be seen wearing a cape (do forgive me if I am wrong but I thougth you and your estimated collegue Hampton for instance belong to that category)
    seem to have a secret identity. Why ? Not necessary I think since you do not and will not ever wear capes. You have sworn it did n't you ?
    Now is n't this the world upside - down ?

    Forgive I am joking a little :
    I was only trying to find out with who I was talking with, but the profiles are blanco .
    May be I did something wrong.
    Can be.
    May be my digital skills also needs an update as my language - use and my fashiontaste apparently do. ( Oh God I really have work to do !)

    But since you seem to be a persisent "non - wearing cape - man"
    ( no worry , you do not have to wear a cape if you don't want to )

    you do not have to hide - to my humble opinion- (at least parts) of your identity any longer.
    It 's safe her.
    At least until now.
    And certainly for persistent "non - wearing cape men",
    at least as far as I can oversee now.
    (stay alert though : one cannot ever be sure if those men in capes are to be trusthed )
    So far no one even came to kill me because I happen to wear a cape sometimes
    ( let there be no misunderstanding - can 't say it enough -:
    only when it is cold, not with my wife in my bedroom ).
    So no worry.
    If I am still safe, you certainly are,
    since it appears you are not doing that kind of weird things I do.
    So let's take away for ever also that fear if that would bother you.

    Now please do forgive me that I am joking a little.
    Just playing a little, like others like to do that with me. Allrigth ?
    Have a good laugh, also about yourself.
    Let 's keep laughing. Is n't that the most important thing at all in this - most of the time - sad world ?

    So let me thank you now for your high quality feed back. I really appreciate it.
    And I do admire your language - skill to say a lot of things in a few words.
    I think this language - style belongs natural to you.
    Therefore it is beautiful. So keep it that way.

    I hope you do not mind though, if I will not take it over.
    I will continue with my own language - style if you do not care. Explanation follows later.

    But to understand a little bit better the things you write I need to know in what part of the world you are living.
    And if your profession happens to be fashion - designer or fashion - seller.
    And if your (fashion) point of reference happens to be Wall Street.
    I mean with Wall Street : " the business world ".

    Since the acceptance of fashion happens to be - I think you will agree this with me - very contextual,
    this can be useful information, to understand your reaction better.
    Did not Karl Marx ever stated "Das Sein bestimmt dass Bewusstsein" ?
    For this reason I can probably state already now that you are rigth from your point of view.

    Nothwithstanding this however, I suspect your perception of the world seems to be very dominated
    by viewing only from one corner, that of your own world or "Sitz im Leben". ( Yes do reproach me the same, but at least I am trying to relevate mine's )
    Nothing wrong with that by the way. I hear and learn also from you new things.
    But do - if I may be honest with you - not impose it on others as the only true vision of reality.
    This migth be wrong. There are more corners, more contexts to view from.

    In general, and then I will stop since this contribution will be already too long for you,
    is my remark this : in my part of the world (Europe) fashion moves.

    I emphasize that ( Europe) because - once in the States -
    I met Americans who did not even know how to find Europe on the world map
    or I met people who never heard of European countries
    like Danmark, The Tjech Republic or the Netherlands.

    Now I think you are an intelligent person
    but I met already on this forum that some estimated collegues of you
    did not know anything about fashionmovements in Europe.
    Now that was really something new for me. Believe me.
    ( My doctor advised me already this morning to stop with Style Forum
    since I had had too many shocks the last few days )

    The European designers are always busy with innovating fashion.
    Now this has - for instance - to do with the efforts of getting the cape back in men's fashion.
    ( Have a look if you like at the picture album Fall/Winter 2012)
    All I wouId like to say for this moment is this : this item we are talking about happens to be a bit more then a hobby of a very individualistic, weird, eccentric, old fool.

    Wishing you joy this Monday.
     
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  17. b1os

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    Less breaks, less yadda yadda, more succinct writing and I may read this thread. And fwiw, I have never seen a person in the NL wearing a cape.
     
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    Whitepidgeon has posted 13,000+ words and ~36 pages at 12 point font in this thread.
     
  19. Sirryacus

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    Capes became obsolete with the invention of the overcoat.
     
  20. Whitepigeon

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    They only show up in the very deep of the nigth in narrow streets when there is a lot of fog.

    No, let's be a moment serious with you : women occassionaly do. Men not.
    That 's why I was investigating via this thread what kind of obstacles there are for cape - liking men to buy or wear one.
    Now, read this thread when your holiday is over ( you are a student are not you ?) and you know a lot more about these obstacles for men.( Don 't underestimate them.....!)
    Last but not least : the new re -styled mancapes will come in specialised shops ( Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sanders etc.) after summer.
    I can imagine that in your lovely city of Hamburg there will be such shops, since it is the second city of Germany ( love Germany : lived and worked there for years )
    "Google" and you will find where.
     

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