My facination with fashion cape wear
Its such a shame that the fashion cape is not worn anymore. Its quite a practical item, keeping you warm and allowing you to either tuck away your arms or having them through the cape slots. I have only once seen them in streetwear in my time, in cold winter Canberra ACT a woman in a three quarter brown cape, on her way to work. Here in this country town of NSW it would surely look out of place.
They can be for warmth or for rain & wind protection. I have added a few nice patterns I have found to demonstrate their appeal.
Beautiful cream double breasted buttoning with boots.
Although this is a knitted pattern, its still is a great look with the hat &and gloves.
More of an office look with a suit set of the 1960's.