7/11/07

It's a capote!

Grandpa sent me his capote since he wasn't going to be using it anymore. This thing is going to rule winter camping.

5 comments:

Eric said...

More info:

Capote: (“KA’-pote”) The fur traders made use of the natural repellency and warmth of wool blankets by making Capotes. A capote is a hooded over garment or coat. Capote is an anglicized version of a French word meaning “Cape Cod Coat”. It dates back to the early 1700’s. There are also many period drawings of soldiers wearing them in early American history. They came from the early French influence on trade of Northern England and Canada. This coat, used by Indians and Mountain Men, made use of colorful and functional wool blankets to keep warm and take the chill out of low winter temperatures. It was even warm at night, as sleeping bags had not yet been invented. Most of the capotes had a hood that could be pulled over the head in cold weather. They were also water resistant to light snow or rain. They can be used as a coat or as an extra blanket in cold weather. Because of these reasons, the capote became an important part of the clothing used during the fur-trapping era.

margo said...

That is one sweet capote! And you look so good in it..kind of either monkish or LOTR-ish.

D said...

NICE.

Winter camping is all about conquering the elements, and with that capote you will be indomitable.

JwRiDe said...

I see this changing fashion everywhere.

mamawride1 said...

I just showed this picture to Grandpa and he was delighted to see you and the capote. He can rest well tonight knowing it has a good home. (Marc has a capote as well. The two of you could meet on a mountainside this winter and tell mountain man stories and stay toasty warm in your capotes.)