Fine article here. Oh, yes, and my two cents:
In Defense Of Cloaks:
Well, hey, cloaks swirl. They do dramatic stuff. They bob a little when you walk. You can hide in the hood. You can scrinch up the cloth in your hands when you're bored or nervous. You can pull it around to the side or the front or wherever. It doesn't itch. You don't grow out of the sleeves. And best of all, they come in the nicest fabrics, just so soft and pettable, not like stiff modern coats. Cloaks have style.