Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)


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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:37:55 -0800 (PST)
From: devon warner <crabulux@yahoo.com>
To: james black <chocotaco@gmail.com>, Mark Lawrence <mark.lawrence@firstreadthis.com>
In-Reply-To:
Cc: Jon Spangler <jonswriter@att.net>, Dale Brown <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)


i wear the caradice cape too when it is raining and also shoe covers and wooly tights and i stay pretty dry. but i confess to covet the brooks rain cape, i like the hood with a brim, or as the english would say a "peak" and the shape of it looks good, like it would fit naturally on a lotta different people. my yellow caradice has square shoulders big enuf for a pro football player, and i do mean american foot ball! the shoulders of the thing are always up around my ears and it makes the whole thing so much dorkier, if you can believe a rain cape could get dorkier than it is normally. um, there is no way i am paying 220 english pounds for the brooks no matter how much i like it. that is just craziness. i will remain a dork until the caradice dies....

devon warner
san francisco, CA USA


----- Original Message ----
From: james black
To: Mark Lawrence
Cc: Jon Spangler ; Dale Brown


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Tue, January 11, 2011 10:14:40 AM Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape(KOF candidate)

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 09:47, Mark Lawrence <mark.lawrence@firstreadthis.com> wrote:
> I'm fiercely proud of my countries clothing heritage, it is something that we
>have had a peculiar genius for. But the rain-cape chapter was a big mistake in
>our sartorial history, and I'm not happy to see it revived.

My yellow Carradice rain cape is effective and useful for my three-mile commute I now ride, sometimes in the rain.

We can deride Brooks' excessive new product without maligning the proud institution of the British rain cape and insulting my preferences. Rain capes may be of no use to you, and I don't find them very useful for recreational riding, but they work quite as intended for certain purposes.

James Black
Los Angeles, CA