Friday, 7 March 2008
Cape about town
A cape can be an ideal alternative to a coat for a cyclist. They don't restrict your back or shoulders when cycling as some coats can and don't cling to the body so you stay well ventilated. Most importantly they look fabulous as capes have a classic elegance that suits riding a bicycle.
The rather delightful cycling cape pictured above is by Dashing Tweeds and has a reflective yarn woven into it so by it's not only an elegant, tailored garment but at night time alerts drivers to your dazzling presence.
This bonny cape is by Giuliana Testino, comes in assorted colours and costs £275 from Browns, London.
If you want to go for an authentic vintage cape that wont break the bank, charity shops and vintgae shops are the best way to go. I got my cape (pictured left) from a charity shop in the Yorshire Dales for the bargain price of £3.50. Try one of the Traid charity shops in London they tend to have good vintage sections.