Men in Capes: Will the Trend Make a Comeback?

Capes as worn by men, had been around for a long time and had been in and out of fashion every now and then. Are they due for a comeback any time soon? Will you invest in one?

Women have always been able to wear capes in a normal setting. But if you’re a man; unless you’re Batman, Superman or going to any type of cosplay gathering, a cape will probably make you look silly.

In Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” video, we actually see a man in a cape. The video is set in present time. However, I doubt if anybody actually walks their dogs dressed like that.

Taylor Swift and Sean O'pry in Blank Space video
You have Taylor Swift, Sean O’Pry in a tux, three Dobermans, a palatial mansion, and yet the wind-blown cape steals the show. Image by mtv.com from the Blank Space music video

 

Nobody has identified what brand the cape is (but many have posted that Taylor is wearing an Elie Saab gown, see related post about Elie Saab here). I checked some shopping websites (ok just one – lyst.com) to see if a cape similar to the one above is available.

 

Here’s what I found:

The most similar looking cape I found was that of Dolce & Gabbana. It’s sold out, so for sure there are cape-wearing men out there.

Dolce & Gabbana charcoal wool blend short cape coat
Dolce & Gabbana Charcoal Wool Blend Short Cape Coat. Sold out now but was last available for US$ 2291. Image from lyst.com

 

It looks better with a suit though. Wearing it with something casual will give you that Robin Hood vibe, and probably not in a good way.

Dolce & Gabbana dark grey wool blend cape coat with a hood
Dolce & Gabbana Wool Blend Cape Coat. Sold out. Image from lyst.com

 

Here is another cape from Saint Laurent Paris. The brand will not make something costume-y, right? (I’m being sarcastic here). The length of the cape makes it super-heroish in my opinion.

 

Black Wool Felt Double Breasted Cape Coat
Saint Laurent Black Wool Felt Double Breasted Cape Coat. Sold out now but was last available for US$ 1880. Image from lyst.com

 

Here is another one from Saint Laurent Paris. You’re probably asking, “Does it come with a sword?”. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. It’s sold out so rest assured somebody is having a laugh somewhere in this world.

 

Saint Laurent Gray Wool-Cashmere Hooded Cape
Saint Laurent Gray Wool-Cashmere Hooded Cape. Sold out but was last available for US$1215. Image from lyst.com

 

Here is a cape from Damir Dona. This is probably how a cape will look like in reality when you walk three (super excited) Dobermans in it.

 

Green Damir Doma Mens Carlana Cape
Green Damir Doma Mens Carlana Cape. Sold out now but was last available for US$ 1289. Image from lyst.com

 

Here is a tartan cape from Valentino. The most expensive in the bunch. I hope it comes with a matching umbrella. That would be cool. Oops sorry, its sold out.

 

Valentino Green Wool Tartan Cape
Valentino Green Wool Tartan Cape. Sold out now but was last available for US$ 3989. Image from lyst.com

 

Here is another cape by a brand called All. As per the description, the cape was inspired by the traditional riding suit worn by cyclists. I say it looks like what an spectator will wear in a rainy Tour de France – in yellow plastic! The designer must be proud of himself for putting that leather belt like fastener on the neck. He must getting high fives constantly from his peers.

 

All Blue Fallow Mens Summer Cape
All Blue Fallow Mens Summer Cape. Sold out now but was last available for US$ 306. Image from lyst.com

 

This is a longer cape from Ktz. I don’t know what to say about this one. It will probably come in handy if you’re attending a graduation – as a graduate! It’s still available by the way.

Ktz Black Bomber Cape
Ktz Black Bomber Cape. It’s available at Farfetch EU for US$ 643. Image from lyst.com

 

The last one, and our most affordable, is a cape from a brand called Lac. I can see myself wearing this. Since it’s not that expensive, it will probably not give you buyer’s remorse when you finally realize that capes are not for you.

Lac Black Bk Cape
Lac Black Bk Cape. Available at Topman EU for US$ 45. Image from lyst.com

 

Will you invest in a cape? Since most of the capes I featured had been sold out, many had already beaten you to it. They may have first-mover’s advantage… or not.

 

 

– Finance MD

thefinancemd.com

 

 

 

Advertisements

Published by

Finance, M.D.

Finance, M.D. is a practicing physician who dabbles in finance and investment. He has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams, all in his first attempts. thefinancemd.com

One thought on “Men in Capes: Will the Trend Make a Comeback?”

To comment just type away. NO need to fill-in your name and email. It may take a while for your comment to appear.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s