December 9, 2011
I've already said they're impractical for anyone who carries a purse, groceries or a baby. Or wants to stay warm. "I think these garments were perfect for the days of footmen, maids and muffs," writes Claudia P., a very wise woman, since she agrees with me.
But there is another point of view. In the spirit of this season of peace and good will — even though I disagree with her — I'm giving Mary Lou C. the last word. "I have been told many times I look 'regal' in my long cape. …The cape goes with everything and is great to take when traveling."