Thursday, March 4, 2010

On the Street….How to Wear A Cape p.3, Florence

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  1. Style Gazing

    March 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    the guy looks cute with the cape on.

  2. Lisa Corrigan Egan

    March 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I'm crazy about that color palette on him! And I love how it's an updated sort of plaid.

  3. The Style Revolution

    March 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Love the cape!

  4. Aaron Brown

    March 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    nice! i love how the fabric meets at the center of the zipper. well made!

  5. She Wore It Well

    March 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Loving capes! So warm.

    http://sheworeitwell.blogspot.com

  6. The Photodiarist

    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Yes. That is the way to wear a cape!

  7. theartbox

    March 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I think Rumi of fashiontoast has this cape (or a very similar one at least…) haha, interesting to see a guy rock it!

  8. Issamu Kamide

    March 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    i wouldn't really call that a cap right? more like a poncho?

  9. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    NO, not the poncho!

  10. Jacqueline

    March 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    This cape rocks! xo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  11. Ling Wang

    March 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    This guy just turned into the japanese sherlock holmes. <3

  12. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    March 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    love the cape!

  13. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Sherlock Holmes

  14. Anonymous

    March 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Love this cape! It reminds me of a Mondrian painting from the Yves St. Laurent/Pierre Bergé collection (http://tinyurl.com/ygpfj6b)- sold last year at Christie's. But not to be confused with the famous Mondrian dress by YSL.

  15. Pookies

    March 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Ah. oh..cool, I like the fabric of the cape, it looks kindof short for him, but he can pull it off, the cape should just a little longer, but cool looking. Thanks for posting! Always interesting to see what you post!

    TS

  16. Ryan

    March 5, 2010 at 12:02 am

    no capes! had to say it

  17. May Brady

    March 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Awesome! Beautifully tailored and I love the bold check – great to see on a stylee guy.

    http://maybrady.blogspot.com/

  18. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 12:18 am

    nice capee

  19. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 12:25 am

    i absolutely love the cape

  20. what dia like

    March 5, 2010 at 12:50 am

  21. princess glee

    March 5, 2010 at 12:56 am

    A dude in a cape? Best results were had by Batman and Sherlock Holmes…or James Brown and Elvis.

  22. Felipe-san

    March 5, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I prefer the double-breasted cape from the lady below. But yes! Capes for men!

  23. the duchess of amboy

    March 5, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Just wanted to say that I check in everyday for inspiration. I have put a link to you on my own blog.

  24. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 1:59 am

    sadly, just not a fan of this. he's not trying enough! while normally, i prefer those that don't try at all!

  25. thwany

    March 5, 2010 at 2:34 am

    looks warm

  26. San

    March 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

    *sigh* I just LOVE capes. They have a thing about them that you feel instantly stylish when you put them on. It took me years to find mine and when I found it, it even was on sale. ;-D

    While this guys cape is marvelous, the hat and the misfitting trousers are totally ruining this look. Still a guy wearing a cape: cool.

  27. Lisa Petrarca

    March 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Seriously lovin' this guys style!

  28. raul b

    March 5, 2010 at 4:31 am

    lovley cape!!

  29. Mamie Canem

    March 5, 2010 at 4:34 am

    This is quite a feminine cape but that outfit works anyway…

  30. Isabella-E.

    March 5, 2010 at 4:37 am

    he's beautiful.

  31. DC

    March 5, 2010 at 4:54 am

    As always…beautiful shot, but in this stream of examples on how to pull off the cape look, this shot is the example of what not to do. This looks absurd, as if he was dressing on a cruel dare or randomly pulled garments from, and dressed in, an unlit room.

  32. sammy wammy

    March 5, 2010 at 4:58 am

    not sure. looks like a checked toadstool. And like there's not mushroom inside it.

  33. Angelo

    March 5, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I was waiting for men's cape pix but I'm not too sure about it right now… Who knows, maybe I should just jump onto the bandwagon before it gets hip ;)

  34. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I'm not sure about this either. Perhaps I would have preferred the sweater he's sporting underneath?

  35. Steve Schnier

    March 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Honestly, no. The proportions are wrong. It looks like he stole the cape from a schoolgirl.

  36. Michael1style

    March 5, 2010 at 9:05 am

    A "Caped Crusader" with Balls of steel! Well done Scott!

  37. Moi

    March 5, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Like the cape – it has all my favorite colors. Not sure I'm diggin it on him.

  38. l´habitué

    March 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

    The color pallete is beautiful on him and he can totally pull that cape off. Also love his litlle hat.

    http://lhabitue.blogspot.com/

  39. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

    this is SO unflattering–he no longer has any shoulders. & the leng5h looks like he wore a kids size. Contrast with the fabulous gray one on the girl you photoed–a cape needs some shape, otherwise looks like you cut a neckhole in a tablecloth.

  40. fashionfauxpas

    March 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Chic bordering on grunge, but probably Burberry… Love it

  41. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    He looks very serious about his cape. I think if I saw him I would laugh.

    Menswear must at least nod towards practicality. I guess I would buy capes as menswear as replacements for, say, raincoats, in which case they'd be longer. This one is probably worn for warmth but has got to be drafty, being so short. And if it ever got wet it looks like it would smell like a wet sheep.

  42. evalyn

    March 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I love capes. This is a good example of how not to wear one. It's too small for him. The two women have it right, he gets it wrong.

  43. Cape Police

    March 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    no no noooo!

  44. davidsl

    March 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    not sure about capes on men…unless it's more like an opera cape…on dracula.

  45. Kathleen

    March 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I like this young man, and recognize him from a previous photograph you took of him during your orange and brown week, as I call it, last month. He is a dream and looks fantastic wearing his cape. For some reason, this man can really pull off a look that for most, would really turn your eye in the other direction. I like his style which to me is raw but somehow polished.

  46. fashionsdirtylaundry

    March 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you for focusing on capes– definitely a garment that has been under-utilized for a long time!

  47. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    like the colors..but it does look wrong on him. too short. the plaid makes it look too busy along with the wideness and the ruffles..

  48. Midnight

    March 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Any suggestions of places where one can buy a men's cape that isn't for medieval warriors?!

  49. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    not feeling it…AT ALL but, good on him though for taking the risk

  50. Elizabeth

    March 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

    yes! i love capes. so glad people are wearing them in an absolutely chic way.

    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

  51. no-more-wire-hangers

    March 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

    LOVE it!

  52. JoyMarie

    March 6, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I have seen this man on here before and each time I took note of palette issues which causes him to look awash in yellow. From the undertones in his skin to his bleached yellow hair and the pale beige in his cape. It doesn't do much to make him look healthy or well put together but then again that may not be the look he is going for.

  53. Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Emilio!! but are you??? it'long time that dont'see you.
    I love your Capes!!
    gioia (ex friend university Polimoda Florence)

  54. Ned

    December 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    How do you wear a cape? By just wearing it? Seems like that's the only thing this guy is doing. Unimpressed.

  55. Miriam

    December 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Isn’t that more of a poncho?

  56. Nelly

    December 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

    How neat! Is it really this smpile? You make it look easy.

  57. dcinDC

    August 11, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Or… how not to…

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