This dark brown and cream herringbone tweed wool cape dates from the mid-to-late 1960s. The sleeveless cape has long slits for the arms in front. Chocolate brown plastic buttons with the look of faux leather close the cape from collar to hem. Curved seams and small darts shape the rounded shoulders. The cape is lined with brown acetate taffeta fabric. This Sherlock Holmes meets 1960s mod girl tweed wool cape is in excellent condition, with no flaws to note. Regarding the 2 labels, “Round Tower Tweeds” was established in 1930s and continued the art of hand weaving Irish tweed wool fabrics up until the 1960s—when this cape was made! Donegal-style Irish tweed fabric is known for its flecked nubs or slubs in the weave—less visible in this busy herringbone pattern, but still present. The cape was originally sold in a Dublin boutique called “Colette Modes”—see the cute pink label!
Size: approx. XS-S
(The cape fits me at size 6 petite, over several normal layers of clothing. It will probably not fit well on anyone larger.)
Length: 36” from back of neck to hem / 33” from shoulder to hem at each side
Shoulder to shoulder: approx. 18” measured at outer edges of shoulders
Label: Round Tower Donegal Handwoved Tweed, Colette Modes store label