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Someone explain the appeal of cape coats to me

October 19, 2011

…Because I don’t really get it. It’s not that I think they’re all hideous, some are kind of cute, but practicality-wise, how are these coats useful when it’s freezing out? I borrowed one from a friend once, and it was much like the few times I’ve worn a poncho. I feel silly, albeit trendy, and like I should be using it to gather fish on a canoe, or something.

I feel like if you’re spending a pretty penny on a nice winter coat, you want one that fits well and offers a snugness that will keep you warm when it’s snowing. But maybe I’m missing something here.

Who is more than willing to rock a cape coat, or shares my bewilderment over these things?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Katy permalink*
    October 19, 2011 12:28 pm

    I saw one of these…things…on sale at Target and the thought occurred to me that it would be awesome to wear around the house…not in public of course.

    • Jenny permalink*
      October 19, 2011 6:04 pm

      They’re like Snuggies for the runway!

  2. October 20, 2011 11:06 am

    I bought one two years ago from’s more like a cardigan/cape crossover. It’s pretty awesome and great for a laid-back brunch or weekend around town with leggings, tunic and boots.

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