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Send us a Shot of Optimism. Win a Cleverhood cape!

Insights, News

We’ve devised a new Cleverhood photo contest. It’s easy to play. Plus, we have scientific evidence that every player will win a nice prize.  As if that weren’t enough, we’re also awarding 3 distinct Cleverhood capes for the…

Embodied Cognition: When Your Clothes Make You Smarter

Insights

Do clothes affect the way we think? No doubt there’s an emotional factor in apparel. We’re well aware that clothes affect the way others perceive us. Consider the effects of the tuxedo, string ties, culottes, or the very…

We’ll Always Be Inspired by Bill Cunningham’s Kind Rejection – RIP

Thoughts

Dear Susan Mocarski,

Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Your design is so custom compared to the commercial ones. The NY Times insists no gifts so it must be returned. I’ll keep in mind your “Cleverhood.” The poncho is the best for keeping dry on a bike.
Best regards,
Bill

P.S. Your kind note was appreciated and if you spot me again please say hi and remind me of your Cleverhood.

Men Who Wear Capes (updated)

Insights, News

Some men are uncomfortable with the idea of wearing a cape. There could be two reasons for that. First, maybe they don’t understand capes. This garment has the elegantly simple form + function that men typically appreciate. It…

Dreams Come True: 30% off Your Holiday Sweatshirt Cape

Insights, News

You’re missing. I see your lover’s wine glass and the romantic sunset. But where the hell are you? Why don’t I see you there all moon eyed and snugly in your cozy Sweatshirt Cape? You know how lovable you can be.

We’re (officially) Launching New Rain Capes Made in Fall River

News

Cleverhood, the Rhode Island company, kicked-off its new line of rain capes with a crowd-sourcing campaign today. The new waterproof Cleverlites are made in Fall River and reflect the family-run company’s focus on style and performance.

Providencehood party at our place (updated)

News

If you’re within the sound of our blog you’re welcome to attend our next Providencehood on April 26. It’s our own neighborhood watch over the clever comings and goings in our Creative Capital – fortified with local treats.…

April Showers Bring May Flowers — A Manifesto

Insights

It’s not that we’re necessarily happier when it rains. It’s just a matter of making the best of things. Like Bob Marley or Bob Dylan once said: “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” Either way,…

April Showers Deal for the Holidays!

Insights, News

Happy April Fool’s to you and yours. This is a big month for us here at Cleverhood (April Showers and all that). We’ll be kicking it off in true Rhode Island fashion. While this custom of playing harmless pranks on this special day is recognized just about everywhere, we’re the state with its own particularly quirky prank. It’s certainly not without its controversy.

Wanna Play Pretty? You May Win a Rugged Rain Cape.

Insights, News

It’s easy to play pretty and we have good prizes for your efforts. We’re offering two brand new rain capes, a Street Cape and a jar of Fox Point Pickles for four category winners. The odds are in your favor.