Sometimes I worry about my fashion susceptibility. If you'd mentioned capes to me about a week ago, I'd have probably answered with some quip about Sherlock Holmes or Batman. One lazy weekend spent flicking through the autumn style previews of glossy magazines later and I suddenly find myself typing 'I REALLY REALLY WANT A CAPE' into Google. And that's exactly how I found the below beauty:
It's a black cotton cape taken from Beyond the Valley's Broken Hearts collaboration. If you haven't heard of the Broken Hearts, they are a pair of DJ/musician/vintage wearing types who dress exactly like I would if I wasn't so afraid of looking a bit silly and people laughing at me on the streets. Though I'm probably old enough to know better, there is something incredibly appealing about their cartoon-esque style.
And so back to the cape. The braver side of me really wants it, all of it, from its round collar and neck tie, to the lovely leopard-print style pattern. I have visions of cycling down the road in one, it billowing attractively behind me in the breeze. Perhaps I'll even be inspired to solve a few crimes like a true caped crusader. It's in the sale too, currently £135 reduced from £270. Is it deserving of an early birthday present from me, to me? Or have I suffered temporary fashion insanity and been duped by the fashion industry into thinking capes are ace? I just can't decide. What do you think?