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We Won’t Forget Bill Cunningham: A Legendary Rain Cape Man

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.

How to Walk in the Rain

Insights

Many people think they know how to walk in the rain. However, after 8 years in the rain cape business you learn to recognize the posers and the wannabes. It seems simple. Everyone thinks they can do it. But then when it’s nice and raining they say they don’t want to show you now. Or they dash off scampering around puddles like bugs on a hot griddle.

A Good 2-Step Plan for Valentine’s Day

Insights

Step 1: Come to an early agreement with your sweetheart that Valentines Day is outdated. Neither of you need that overpriced restaurant, the long lines at the London Eye, or any of that hoopla. Your love is deeper…

That’s it. We’re going to Canada.

Insights

We’re going over the border. We’re heading to the largest country in North America, with its parliamentary democracy, eight distinct forest regions and a notorious reputation for kindness and tolerance. How do they do what they do? Three of the Top 10 Livable Cities on the planet are in Canada. Are they just lucky?

Get Out in the New Year!

News

While your out, it may rain. And we just happen to have something new this year that may be of interest. It’s our new CleverZipster featuring our popular reflective gingham fabric. This baby is the creative love child of a Classic Cleverhood cape and the randy Cleverlite.

A Cape for all Seasons

Insights

After more than 7 years, we’ve created a name for ourselves in capes. However, you’d be remiss if you thought rain was the extent of our repertoire. Since the introduction of the inimitable Sweatshirt Cape (‘no ordinary hoodie’) way back when, we’ve been working on capes for all seasons.

Under the ‘Hood—Electric Rain Cape Demystified

Insights

One time we met a customer who’d received a Cleverhood as a gift. She was a city biker and she stopped by our booth at a Seattle show. That’s a distinctive city with a bit of a good…

Why Our Capes Are Made in Fall River?

Insights

We’re happy to report that our capes are actively used in cities all over the world. We like to think our customers appreciate our attention to detail. That’s a comprehensive approach we take with our outerwear. And it’s a big benefit of our close partnership with talented garment workers in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts.

Providence Adds High School Cyclocross to its Big Bike Benefit Plan

Livable Cities

As well adjusted as we all our with our advanced technology, you might be heartened to note a certain 19th century contraption with potential to make things a bit better around here. It’s the humble bicycle. Easy to…

Are You Ready for the Day Most Resembling Corduroy?

Insights

It’s the perfect season for the King’s Cloth. The days are shortening. Leaves are dying and the sun is weakening. There’s a plodding march toward the darkness of winter. Brace yourself for the rotation of the earth my…