On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 09:47, Mark Lawrence
> 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.