Cape FAQs:

Q: Is a cape a sleeveless outer garment?

A: Yes, and which drapes the wearer's back, arms and chest, and fastens at the neck.

Q: Is a cape a popular clothing item for superheroes in the American comic book genre?

A: Yes.

Q: Were capes usually made of, or trimmed in, fur?

A: Yes, however, because fur is less accepted as a fashion accessory in modern times, other expensive materials are substituted for it, with an opulent lining and trim.

Q: Were capes common in medieval Europe?

A: Yes, and especially when combined with a hood in the chaperon, and have had periodic returns to fashion, for example, in nineteenth-century Europe.

Q: Is a cape usually a long and roomy protective garment worn to keep one dry in the rain?

A: Yes.

Q: Are capes commonly used by hair and beauty salons for the purpose of hair styling services?

A: Yes, and in which usage they protect clothing from loose strands of hair being cut from the head and/or from the chemicals often used in such styling.

Q: Are capes often highly decorated with elaborate embroidery?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a cape a voluminous military garment designed to give rain protection to someone wearing the bulky gas masks used in twentieth century wars?

A: Yes.

Q: Are capes still authorized as an alternative to the more utilitarian trench coat for U.S?

A: Yes, Army officers in mess dress, formal evening uniform.