double-layered Short Capes could be reversible, with different colors on each side
will probably have button holes to receive the buttons on the back of the collar of our All-Around Jacket and potentially other pieces. Wearing the prototype has shown that buttoning isn't necessary, but some people might want the extra security and there doesn't seem to be a downside
will have a front opening secured by zipper or Slot Buttons
will have straps, secured by Slot Buttons, that go under the arms to hold the Short Cape in place. During testing the straps weren't necessary. But in high wind they might be important. The Cape will have the buttons, and the straps will have the buttonholes. I anticipate four buttonholes on each strap to enable adjustment
Next prototype we will make with an additional set of buttons on the back so that when the straps are not in use, they can still be buttoned to the Cape, but from left to right instead of back to front. The extra set of buttons will also enable more adjustment when the straps are in use
will extend an inch or two beyond the shoulders to keep rain from falling directly on the shoulders and upper arms
probably a small pocket or two, at least on the Capes with double layers, because people always want pockets. The pockets will probably be nothing more than the space between the two layers
We'll see how this develops. We made one so far, but the weather was already warming up so I wore it only once. And the Cape worked fine, but a lot of trial and testing needs to happen before I feel comfortable calling it a real product.
The prototype in the photos is made with some nice wool that is suitable for design development but it's not our Fabric and definitely not our color!
I'm just guessing the Single-Layer Short Cape would be about $195 and the Double-Layer about $245.
If you have any interest, please let us know. Like always, ideas are very welcome ... doubly so for any Pipeline Product --- Thanks --- Ralph