The original item that inspired this cape is a rubberized rain cape identified to Lt. Col. James Deems of the 1st Maryland Cavalry (US). During Deems' tenure with the regiment, they were heavily engaged and part of the Union victories against Stuart's cavalry at Brandy Station and Gettysburg. The original was part of a recent Civil War collection auction. Our cape is made of rubberized cotton cloth and is lined with brown and natural checked cotton. The exterior features to buttoned flaps where the wearer's arms can pass through cape and be able to hold reins, etc. The button holes are hand finished and the buttons are "rivet" style metal buttons like seen on some original rubberized clothing. This cape is excellent for cavalry or anyone who needs to be protected from the elements while utilizing their arms. We have also made available a version where the flaps are entrance points to interior pockets, thus allowing the wearer some storage in their rain garment. Please indicate when ordering which version you prefer.
As with our raincoats, this will be stamped with the Standard Rubber Company stamp.
NOTE: This garment is a cape, therefore, chest sizing does not hold as much value as a fitted garment. I am a 46 chest and the size 40 fits me comfortably and allows plenty of mobility, so please keep this in mind when ordering.
If your size is not in stock at time of order, there will be a 4-6 week wait for completion. If you must have the cape for an upcoming event, please email me before ordering or be prepared to wait possibly 4-6 weeks.