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As the weather begins to chill,  outerwear options abound.

The decision-making,  of which to choose

is a recurrent seasonal style teaser.

Yet for a/w  2014,  the acknowledged outwear form of

 go – to ,  on – point choice is:

the cape shape.

Consider variations on the theme.

Which one do you choose

to highlight your outerwear style ?

On the runway

The Ladies

(images from style.com):

 

Saint Laurent

by Hedi Slimane

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red riding hood

 

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leather cape crusader

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twee tweed

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perfect plaid

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Zorro!

by Yohji Yamamoto

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puffer – added volume

 Marchesa Voyage

by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig 

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 unruffled feathers:  slick and simple

A Detacher

by Mona Kowalska

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with roll neck

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without collar

A.W.A.K.E

by Natalia Alaverdian

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pocket tucks

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structural

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fabric mix

ASOS Collection

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boxy, squared shoulder, wide peak lapel

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sporty casual

by designer,  Michael Kors

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fur-rocious chic

Burberry Prorsum

by Christopher Bailey

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trench effect

The Gents

from Masion Martin Margiela

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dimensionality

by designer, Thom Browne

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top layer

by designer, Walter Van Beirendonck

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linear intersection

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blanket with wide collar

Y-3

by Yohji Yamamoto

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blanket capes

Taking it to the streets

(photos by Tommy Ton):

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fuzzy – wuzzy wear long and lean

worn by stylist/editor Giovanna Battaglia

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dramatic addition to cozy casual

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suede and shearling

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military with gold buttons

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(l) cinched at waist with flared hem

(image from mujeractual.pe):

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a must do! :

blanket cape over a denim jacket

(image from estilo tendances):

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yellow/black print, strong rectangular form

 

(image from mens wear style):

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‘Three Muskeeters’  at their ease

(photo by Adam Katz Sinding):

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embellished with feathers and

geometric- shaped adornments

(image from infomanich):

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‘Sherlock Holmes’  inspired, moss green and fur collared