The Caped Life

Words by Matt Huxley

I’m not sure when exactly capes fell out of fashion for me. The Incredibles certainly scared me off them a bit. For ten year old Matt, learning that capes would undoubtedly suck your superhero ass into a tornado really made him rethink his outfits. But thankfully they are now back in my life, and it’s better than ever.

The crossover of the cape and other poncho-esque pieces from womenswear to menswear is a move that’s both celebrated and vilified. The fashion world can’t get enough of a simple rectangle of fabric that covers all those lumps n bumps and improves your drama teacher credentials, whilst everyone else just thinks we look like shit.

But you know me, a good androgynous piece thrills me as much as a pair of jeans that doesn’t give me extra love handles. I was really feeling myself in this shoot yaknow.

I paired this knit cape with a dark red tee and the usual black skinnies/boots combo for a bit of a different take on 90s grunge. Think heroin chic YSL mixed with last season’s Burberry.

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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Cape – Topman | Shirt – Connor | Jeans – Cotton On | Boots – Vintage







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