I do know what you mean about people getting a hair across their butt when they're told that expensive thing they own is effectively worthless. Me? I buy things on good faith and understand the term Caveat Emptor very well. Fortunately I have rarely run into problems. The stuff I've had that isn't real was either bought knowing the risk or didn't cost me enough to get bothered by.
Actually, I've always wondered what this cape is. See my posts above. The answer Guy gave fits in nicely with my own doubts. In that sense I'm actually pleased to know it is a fake because up until now I've been really confused by it. Now I know my instincts about it were correct... there definitely was something "wrong" about it. Still, it would have been nice to get an explanation that also confirmed it was something worth keeping in my collection.