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Be a Fashion Superhero this Fall…Capes Save the Day.

Right Then, Right Now: A great cape saves the day. It’s the easiest top layer and the perfect transitional piece for Fall. Sweeping, dramatic or  just plain fun; we have one for you.

 This soft, luxurious merino wool cape has built-in “sleeves” for shape. In an exploded herringbone with hook-and-eye closure, it’s a perfect way to get swept away.

A hood gives you protection from the elements and adds a  little bit of mystery. Let’s face it, Little Red Riding Hood had the right idea. This hooded beauty is available in three gorgeous marls; black, olive (shown) and camel. The front has strap and button detailing. Boiled wool is the warmest way to make it through the woods, no big bad wolves allowed.

Some days, it’s just too much work to make up your mind. Here’s a cape that lets you have it both ways. The camel and blue plaid reverses to solid camel with grey trim, so you can have your cape and wear it too.

 There are even more capes at our website, so go have a look.  And don’t forget the capes in The Portland Collection, available at boutiques throughout the USA and Canada.

Before you go get all swept away, take a look back at this swinging Pendleton cape from the 1960s, woven in a windowpane plaid with a very tweedy ground. That’s fabric-speak, but here at Pendleton we are all about the fabric-speak because we are all about the fabric.

 Arm slits were de rigeur for capes through the sixtes and seventies, but if you’ve ever worn one of these, you know it limits your arm movement. So our current capes drape your arms. But this little vintage lovely is adorable, and would work right now with warm leggings and boots.

Sometimes looking back is the best way to look ahead, don’t you agree?

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