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The Vagaries


Spring is here and, as you may know, it’s a miraculous experience. It’s really the perfect season — theoretically. You can’t beat that warm nonchalancey feeling, until the wind whips up and the clouds roll in. Our data…

We Heard You: Here Are Rain Capes for Men with Beards


Re-Introducing the Beard Cape We’re back baby! Not that we ever left. But, this new line of rain capes for the sharp-dressed man proves we’re committed. It’s long been said that Men Who Wear Capes are pretty cool.…

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


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,

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


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


Step 1: Come to an early agreement with your sweetheart that Valentines Day is outdated.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.


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!


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


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


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?


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.