>Cloaks worn by people in every culture for thousands of years. >Warm, versatile, cozy, beautiful, easy to make

>Cloaks worn by people in every culture for thousands of years
>Warm, versatile, cozy, beautiful, easy to make
>Some gay advancements in sewing technology happen
>a mere century later anyone who wears a cloak is seen as a schizo
How does one wear a cloak in current year without being treated like a leper or coming across as a larper?

44 thoughts on “>Cloaks worn by people in every culture for thousands of years. >Warm, versatile, cozy, beautiful, easy to make

  1. Anonymous says:

    >How does one wear a cloak in current year without being treated like a leper or coming across as a larper?
    A tsar wears what he pleases.

  2. Anonymous says:

    make it yourself of course. go to the fabric store, choose sensible materials, hand stitch or machine sew. make sure it hangs further behind than in front. wool or wool blend outside, something soft inside.
    dont make it like the costume shit you see on etsy and wear it confidently. don’t overdo the black fabrics. do keep yourself otherwise clean and tidy

  3. Anonymous says:

    The reason cloaks arent worn is because they are worse than a jacket in every way
    The only reason you like them is because of how they look medieval, so youll always look like a larper because you are

    • Anonymous says:

      >The reason cloaks arent worn is because they are worse than a jacket in every way
      False. Cloaks are way more versatile than jackets. You can achieve a much greater range of warmth with a cloak, and they also double as a general use blanket (e.g. sleeping /out/doors, picnics, camp fires etc.).

      this guy gives some good examples of how versatile they can be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juconMkZh8U

      https://i.imgur.com/2LyU9u2.png

      just wear a nice long brown overcoat and you’ll be wearing the socially acceptable modern equivalent

      Those just look like you’re a kid wearing dad’s oversized coat. The only people I ever see wearing those are rich Chinese kids with stick frames.

      • Anonymous says:

        >Cloaks are way more versatile than jackets.
        then why nobody uses them anymore?
        people are stupid, we can all agree on that, but not to the point of switching from a good garment to a worse one, specially after 2 world wars

        • Anonymous says:

          There are tons of examples of modern technologies being worse than traditional methods. We live in the age of mindless consumerism. No one wants to pay money for a quality piece of gear that will last a lifetime. They’d rather cheap out on subpar chinkgear that will never be as good, and that they have to replace every couple years. Manipulative marketing practices have a lot to do with that. Another example would be straight razors. They’re better and cheaper, yet hardly anyone uses them anymore. Why? Because they don’t make nearly as much money for the manufacturers.

          The reason coats became popular in the first place was because armies started issuing them to soldiers for mass production as they were cheaper to make (used less fabric, modern sewing technologies cut down significantly on labour costs). It had nothing to do with coats being better or more practical.

          >then why nobody uses them anymore?
          I actually saw a qt at the grocery store today wearing what looked like an alpaca cloak. People do still wear them.

          • Anonymous says:

            >There are tons of examples of modern technologies being worse than traditional methods.
            But cloaks aren’t one of them. You can’t do any real work with them on and that’s why they disappeared.

          • Anonymous says:

            Try wearing a cloak for real. They’re heavy, bulky and get in the way all the hecking time. I wear a wool poncho at home for sitting in front of the computer, but I remove it the moment I leave the computer because I could basically do nothing else with it on.
            The reason they were popular historically (over coats or jackets) is cloaks work better for rain protection with wool fabric and were a way to wear a blanket for the decently likely case you had to sleep outside your home. Well, the modern man doesn’t spend much time outdoors to be rained upon, and he doesn’t lack for a blanket in whatever place he is likely to spend his night in.

          • Anonymous says:

            There are different types of cloaks. Some are heavy and bulky, others are light and versatile. I’m sure you’ve seen enough historical films to know that it used to be common place to sword fight in a cloak.

          • Anonymous says:

            >I’m sure you’ve seen enough historical films to know that it used to be common place to sword fight in a cloak.
            If you knew SHIT about history you’d know that no one used swords outside of ceremonial duels and everyone used hecking polearms and spears (the superior weapon). No one was fighting in a cloak stupid.

          • Anonymous says:

            >others are light and versatile
            Yeah, the kind worn against rain or for show. Cloaks are an inefficient use of insulative fabric, that’s just physics.
            >it used to be common place to sword fight in a cloak
            You can tuck the cloak back to have both arms free, but then your back is occupied and sitting becomes uncomfortable. And swordfighting in a cloak probably did happen, out of sheer necessity, but they also tried to get rid of their cloaks in such a situation. It’s not worth getting killed over if it does get in the way somehow.

            >I’m sure you’ve seen enough historical films to know that it used to be common place to sword fight in a cloak.
            If you knew SHIT about history you’d know that no one used swords outside of ceremonial duels and everyone used hecking polearms and spears (the superior weapon). No one was fighting in a cloak stupid.

            Bait.

          • Anonymous says:

            >we live in an age of mindless consumerism
            >which is why clothing manufacturers should upend the current paradigm and create a NEW product for people to buy.
            >but first we’ll need marketing companies to create campaigns to drum up hype for cloaks
            >if only more people mindlessly bought cloaks so that I wouldn’t look like such a hecking fedora core twerp wearing my cloak in TYOOL2023

            The only place you could get away with wearing a cloak is on a farm or in an underdeveloped rural area. The only place no one would laff at you for wearing a cloak is on a farm or an underdeveloped rural area. Go live there.
            >but there aren’t people there to compliment me on my dweeby highschooler fashion sense ahhhhhhhh
            probably kys then

          • Anonymous says:

            You sound very insecure my dude. Also rural folk are much more pleasant to be around than cityfags, which is what you obviously are.

          • Anonymous says:

            >you sound insecure

            >>How does one wear a cloak in current year without being treated like a leper or coming across as a larper?
            :thonk:

          • Anonymous says:

            I’d be willing to wager the ultra rich, not celebrities, but Rothschilds and royal families still wear cloaks and great cloaks. They still wear nice hats too while the average joe just wears a ball cap

      • Anonymous says:

        >and they also double as a general use blanket (e.g. sleeping /out/doors, picnics, camp fires etc.).

        People in a metropoli don’t do any of those things and don’t need a general use blanket. Also, if it’s about other uses techwear jackets have you beat 800 different ways.

      • Anonymous says:

        >cloaks are great because you can pretend to be homeless
        You don’t see the reasons right in front of you for why no one wears them

  4. Anonymous says:

    For me it’s tunics.

    ?si=D4p_L4miJUpvNG4J

    Start a youtube channel like this guy and that Scottish dude and if you become successful enough that will just be your thing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    >/fashion/ thread about cloaks
    >boring discussion about how one of the oldest styles of clothing in human history worn by every advanced civilization is "not practical".
    This board is disappointing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >anyone who wears a cloak is seen as a schizo
    yeah and thats based
    if you’re too scared to wear a daring piece of clothing out of fear of minor societal disapproval, you are A. a gay, and B. don’t truly love that given clothing, or else you would already be wearing it.

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