Are you happy with your Kapota?

Posted Monday, Jul 4 2011 11:07am in Chabad News

Monday's are for Men. would like to know when and where you bought your last Kapota from, was it wool or silk, how much was it and are you happy with it.


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Monday, Jul 4 2011 11:09am

Comments (36)

  • LH
    04 July 2011 at 11:16 |

    Last one I bought was a silk one from the guy outside 770 about a year and a half ago. It was around $200 and I was not too happy with it. Buttons started coming off pretty fast and it began fraying around a year after I bought it.

    Im thinking of buying a wool one from him now and maybe it will last longer.

    • Kapote buttons
      Kapote buttons
      06 July 2011 at 14:59 |

      Kapote button cannot be machine sewn, so they are done - very quickly by hand. This is why they fall off almost immediately. One should always reinforce the buttons.

  • Nice picture
    Nice picture
    04 July 2011 at 11:18 |

    Seeing that picture reminds me of my Chassuna Kapota which I got from Shemtov a number of years back. I think at that time the silk was $600 and the wool one was $400. The silk began fraying though not exactly sure when and like many of us, I grew out of the wool one :)

  • Anonymous
    04 July 2011 at 11:50 |

    My first kopata was from Hans.Since then have bought from Shem Tov and Hartsteins.Been happy with them all.Wish I could fit into my Hans kapota. Well almost.

  • Anonymous
    04 July 2011 at 12:16 |

    Last Kapota I bought was over4 years ago a silk from Euro Moda and its been great worth every penny

  • Anonymous
    04 July 2011 at 12:22 |

    i got 2 kapotes from shemtov, the wool one s a very light wool and the silk fits great, i am very happy.

    the tailoring could be better but i didn't get it in italy so what can i expect

  • old timer
    old timer
    04 July 2011 at 12:24 |

    nothing beats the Hans kapote, truly made to measure,not just altered to fit. after wearing them for years, it's hard to adjust to anything else.
    silk kapotas will fray quickly because it is very fragile material and you shouldn't wear it often. just keep it for davening and take it off for everything else. and remember, NEVER eat while wearing any kapote.

    • made to measure
      made to measure
      08 July 2011 at 01:38 |

      Hans made my first 2 sons their Kapotas - I just tried SACHO for my youngest son - he too is truly made to measure. He had off the rack and custom -

      I was VERY IMPRESSED!!! I guess thats why he made it to NY times fashion section

  • From Pittsburgh
    From Pittsburgh
    04 July 2011 at 17:31 |

    I bought a wool kapote from Primo Hats on Kingston about a year and a half ago, costing $300. Didn't want to shlep it on plane so he sent it, can't remember if it was fedex or ups or who paid for that. He told to get the buttons moved (in PGH) and he recommended that all buttons be reinforced which I had done. It is a beautiful kapote, the fit is perfect, etc. I am very happy with this kapote and will most likely return there when I need another one.

  • My kapata
    My kapata
    04 July 2011 at 18:15 |

    I bought mine over 2 years ago a wool one from the guy outside 770 When you wear it on a steady basis anything can happen.It is starting to go but nothing lasts for ever $200 is better than $350 not everyone can afford more .Many buy a silk Kapata & then when it tears after a short period of time they complain.No kapata is 770 proof

  • Five years married
    Five years married
    04 July 2011 at 19:42 |

    Shemtov non-silk kapota lasted from the always-moving vendor on Kingston avenue lasted two. Both are frayed, although the Shemtov is still in better shape. Will probably not buy a silk again, at least not without asking many more questions on best care.

  • primo
    04 July 2011 at 23:05 |

    got mine from primo, i like the fact that its off the rack...
    works well for me...i cant understand why shemtov doesnt have off-the rack?

  • 770 guy
    770 guy
    05 July 2011 at 00:19 |

    I got a wool one from the guy in front of 770 (Tzemach)for $175, had it over 3 years still going strong.
    (SNS ED. i think the cheapest he has now is over $200)

    • 770 guy
      770 guy
      05 July 2011 at 15:29 |

      he gave me a special deal.

  • Capota
    05 July 2011 at 00:23 |

    The trick is, try to dry clean it as least as possible, i have 2 from Shemtov, 1 wool 1 silk for 11 years in the last few years they started coming apart, so got a new 1 from Tzemach in front of 770, going strong after 3 years.

  • Anonymous
    05 July 2011 at 08:10 |

    i am much more happy with sacho kapota -- from primo --- mendy treated me with sincere service, always friendly and the product fit like a glove. i had a shemtov kapota years ago and the silk frayed up and shriveled up to a smaller size after repeated washings. oh well. so go with sacho - he is stationed at primo

  • Anonymous
    05 July 2011 at 09:41 |

    u make it in a form of a survey NOT comments!!!!

    anyways: for me it was on the sidewalk in front of 770.

    2 different times i did same - it just took 2 minutes!

  • hope tio by a new one soon
    hope tio by a new one soon
    05 July 2011 at 13:26 |

    Shemtov non-silk kapota lasted 5 yers so from the always-moving vendor on Kingston avenue lasted oone so far.... Both are good, although the Shemtov is still in better shape. Will probably not buy silk again, although i will buy a TISH BEKETCHE too.

    • Hope to by a new one soon.
      Hope to by a new one soon.
      05 July 2011 at 13:28 |

      Shemtov non-silk kapota lasted 5 yers so from the always-moving vendor on Kingston avenue lasted one so far.... Both are good, although the Shemtov is still in better shape. Will probably buy silk again, although i will buy a TISH BEKETCHE too.

  • chabad
    05 July 2011 at 13:35 |

    always at hartstein...... guy in front of 770 is very very cheap quality

  • Sacho all the way
    Sacho all the way
    05 July 2011 at 13:41 |

    I bought mine from Sacho 2 yrs ago , great qualtiy , great service - Highly recomend it- got it @ primo

  • A CH Resident
    A CH Resident
    05 July 2011 at 14:19 |

    We bought a custom Shemtov 4 years ago, wool, in excellent condition still.

    We bought a off the rack Hartstein's about a year ago - poly/silk blend, also in excellent condition.

    Although the buttons across the board need to be replaced as my husband continues to grow horizontally.

  • kapoteh
    05 July 2011 at 14:23 |

    I have 2 wool Hans Kapotes in 15 yrs. Cant fit into the first too well right now, but they are both holding up very well. No need to buy one at this time.

  • Anonymous
    05 July 2011 at 15:31 |

    Last Kapota was from hartstein not happy at all i think he's getting old

  • mine
    05 July 2011 at 15:40 |

    got my wool from G&G in boro park paid $200 something and came with pants got it befor pesach they very good

  • mendy P
    mendy P
    05 July 2011 at 18:07 |

    i got 2 one from shemtov and one from the guy in boro park you cannot compare. the one from shemtov fits perfect while the one from BP is flying all over the place and looks like a shmate at the same time you cannot compare the price shemtov charges $700 or more while the place in BP charges inthe $200 range! so is it worth it? each to their own

  • NG, L.A.
    NG, L.A.
    05 July 2011 at 22:26 |

    I got my latest Kapoteh from Shemtov. Not only did he fit me beautifully and IN time, as promised, he took my old Kapoteh and refurbished it beautifully! Very happy with the fit and all.

    • moshe der g
      moshe der g
      06 July 2011 at 15:31 |

      yeah right he refurbished it (you gained 40lbs) so he made it froma double breasted to a single

  • Since Wedding
    Since Wedding
    06 July 2011 at 06:40 |

    Got my silk from Shemtov 4 years ago for $770 (included specific alterations).

    Was very happy with service as Shemtov fixed it accordingly until I was satisfied. I still have the silk kapote though it's starting to fray.

    I got a wool kapote outside 770 in Tishrei 4 years ago for $100 (special he was running then) and I wear it more often than the Shemtov silk. The wool still looks brand new.

  • monsey chasid
    monsey chasid
    06 July 2011 at 08:30 |

    My wool one has lasted years simply because I only wear it occasionally, not every Shabbos and Yom Tov..someone here in Monsey sells a thin silk one once a year for about $250 with the label, "The Kapota." I've had it about 3 years; it's thin and I've never dry cleaned it-only have it pressed and otherwise spot clean it...

  • Primo
    06 July 2011 at 09:42 |

    I got a light wool kapote from primo a month ago off the rack, it fits very well but the 2 buttons came off during the first week. I would recommend asking for extra buttons if you buy from primo

  • 12345678
    06 July 2011 at 15:12 |

    i got my silk from shemtov and wool from tzemach (outside 770)

    The wool was 230, and is excellent. very nice design, very good quality.

    The Silk from shemtov was 650 and is also very good quality, the design could use an update

  • i have/had 5
    i have/had 5
    06 July 2011 at 19:28 |

    4 of them are from shemtov

    wool from my wedding lasted 7 yrs because i made sure that my kids didt use it as a blanket for their shabbos nap.

    wool from my wedding lasted 3

    my 2nd wool from him i still have and use as a spare. The linign is kinda ripped but still in excellent shape, thansk to free alterations dome by yisroels taylor.

    2 yrs ago i bought a more expensive wool from him for $600 and its in tip top shape other than a button or 2.

    and by far my best 1 i ever had was from hartstein wool $250 a year and 1/2 and normal wear and tear it ripped beyond repair.

  • Sacho sacho sacho
    Sacho sacho sacho
    07 July 2011 at 18:20 |

    Got mine in Lonodon from Sholly inglis -
    Its a Sacho Kapota - felt as soft as buttert...

  • By mail
    By mail
    08 July 2011 at 01:43 |

    I ordered my lay kapote over the phone from hart stein, very happy, they told me what to measure and did a great job fitting it.

  • am bespoke
    am bespoke
    08 July 2011 at 02:12 |

    mine is from am bespoke. i really like the quality.

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