What would you call this garment?

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  1. yttclothing

    yttclothing One of the Regulars

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    First of all apologies if this is in the wrong area, please move if so

    I want to call this a cape but it has sleeves, I think it home-made in the 60's.

    What would you call this so far I've landed at Tapestry Fabric Cape with Sleeves & Druid Style Hood.

    Does anyone have any better ideas of what it might be called?

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  2. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    It seems to be just a clasp jacket with a hood. Not sure it has a specific name.
     
  3. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

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    Talk about asking for it! This ought to be good.
     
  4. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    A long coat?

    Maybe someone with more fashion expertise can chime in here, but I don't recognize the style.
     
  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    It looks kind of like a paisley monk's habit. Likely late '60s/early '70s era, when a lot of people went around looking like paisley monks.
     
  6. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    Paisley Monks? That sounds like the name of a band!
     
  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    While on a debauching romp through Marrakech.
     
  8. Nora

    Nora New in Town

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    I'm quite sure that my mother, back when she wore that sort of stuff (okay, she still sort of does, actually), would call that a coat. Then again, that's in Norway, but...
    In my head a cape does not have sleeves, if it has sleeves it's either a jacket or a coat of sorts. This one is long, thus, I'd say coat.

    It seems to fit wikipedias definition of coat, at least.
     
  9. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I'm sure it can be put to great use by the right guru.
     
  10. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    A Kaftan perhaps?
     
  11. magnolia76

    magnolia76 One of the Regulars

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    Looks very much like a ritual robe. Eastern in origin maybe?
     
  12. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Caftan? Robe? Cloak? ...... Burnoose.


    bur·noose also bur·nous (bər-no̅o̅s′)

    A hooded cloak worn especially by Arabs and Berbers.
    [French burnous, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros, hooded cloak, from Late Latin birrus.]


    Vintage 1970s Bohemian Burnoose :)
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