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Cape attachment
« on: Oct 27, 2022, 06:02 PM »
Hi Everyone

I'am a foundling jumping the gun ahead of myself but I feel like it's somewhat justified as I want to know how we are attaching capes to our suits.
As I could incorporate a fixing point onto the collar plate. (that's my idea any way)

What is the preferred method?

Any feedback, ideas, pictures and recommendations will always be appreciated.

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Andy c
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Re: Cape attachment
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2022, 08:06 AM »
My cape velcros between the collar plate and the flak vest.

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Re: Cape attachment
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28, 2022, 09:48 AM »
There's almost as many ways to do it as there are capes - installing a hard point on you collar plate would work. Boba had his cape mounted that way.

I use a little plate with screw posts to hold mine on.  The screws pass through eyelets on my vest. There's matching eyelets on my cape. The screws pass through both and get secured with some nuts on the inside of my vest.

I wear it off one shoulder like the OG.


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Re: Cape attachment
« Reply #3 on: Oct 28, 2022, 10:36 AM »
Hi guys
Rlobrecht is that similar to BF has it underneath the square bolt ends.
That sounds like a plan Second son. I like the idea of a plate underneath the flack pulling it all together and concealing any lifting collar plate issues.

I would like to have the option of having the Cape attached on both sides or just the one.... Y'know mix it up a little. The reason is that I want writing on my back plate and having it slightly obscured would be intriguing and add more detail.

Could you tell me the measurements of your Cape please.

That's Brill as they say....
"A picture paints a thousand words"

Cheers
Andy

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Re: Cape attachment
« Reply #4 on: Oct 28, 2022, 12:01 PM »
A plate on the inside with posts coming up, and some chunky threaded on bits to hold the cape would be very stable. I put mine on top and the nuts inside to give myself another place to play with paint and weathering.

Funny you should mention the convertible option -

Pardon the bad lighting, I hadn't figured out my setup yet when I took these earlier this year.
I put a little wire hook on one corner of my cape and stitched a small loop with black heavy embroidery thread on the other shoulder on my vest (it's basically invisible) to have that exact option.

 I'd say take half your height and then finish to a 7:6 length to width ratio - almost but not quite square. Fully square would also work.
My cape's finished dimensions are 30"/76cm by 35"/89cm and I am 6' - 0"/182cm without boots/helmet etc. to give you an idea of the proportions.
Fabric is coating weight wool blend. It has amazing drape and snaps and swooshes well.

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Re: Cape attachment
« Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2022, 05:52 AM »
Hi Second Son

Thanks for the additional pics and explanation., it really does help.
That look Brill. I like the idea of the plate on top as you've stated you can add more paint and detail.

I think I'll be doing the same with a plate underneath the flack squashing it all together.

Glad you can use single sided and both shoulders with your Cape that's exactly what iam looking for, the back plates are great and should be seen, they can add even more intrigue and detail after all your not going to be seen from just the front.

Cheers
Andy c
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