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Fur

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ivan Kipling, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Money is no object. You see a magnificent, top bundle mink coat in your favorite color, style, and silhouette. Fits like couture. Reflects the light, like diamonds. Would you buy it?
     
  2. LabelKing

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    Ivan, I would buy it if the style was suitable. If done properly, they are quite stylish.

    Of course, if done improperly, they look pimp-ish.
     
  3. Ivan Kipling

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    Agree. The coat would have to be of the absolute finest quality, in the flattest pelts, preferably black, in my case. A very simple cut and silhouette. My sister owns a number of glorious furs . . . she tells me they are incredibly toasty.
     
  4. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    It’s your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet. How do you react?
     
  5. Edward Appleby

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    I have nothing against fur in theory, but I'm not sure that I could actually wear it.
     
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    Agree. The coat would have to be of the absolute finest quality, in the flattest pelts, preferably black, in my case. A very simple cut and silhouette. My sister owns a number of glorious furs . . . she tells me they are incredibly toasty.
    I absolutely love women who wear fine furs. These days, they're rather rare.
     
  7. Edward Appleby

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    I absolutely love women who wear fine furs. These days, they're rather rare.
    I'd love to see fur make a comeback in women's fashion.
     
  8. VMan

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    I am not violently against wearing fur (like PETA), but I would never buy a fur item based on principal, and do not find it attractive on women because of this.

    However, there are some exceptions, such as coyote fur trim on the hood of a parka, or rabbit fur lined gloves.
     
  9. Edward Appleby

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    However, there are some exceptions, such as coyote fur trim on the hood of a parka, or rabbit fur lined gloves.
    So, er, minks deserve to live but not coyotes and rabbits? [​IMG]
     
  10. zjpj83

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    Not for me, but love them on women.
     
  11. texas_jack

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    I've never seen a men's fur coat that I thought looked good. Maybe I need an example.
     
  12. redcaimen

    redcaimen Senior member

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    I've never seen a men's fur coat that I thought looked good. Maybe I need an example.

    Well, what do you think?
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Ivan Kipling

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    [​IMG]

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    I love it when my sister, wears fur . . . loved it on my mother, too. Love it on women, period.
     
  14. stach

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    IMO fur for men is best done up as a sheared lining.
     
  15. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    stach . . . Chanel shared your viewpoint about fur, period. She loved fur, but basically as accent pieces . . . OR, as linings, for cashmere coats. One of my sister's coats, is lined in sheared mink. That one, is our favorite.
     
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    I find fur grotesque. I wouldn't be caught dead wearing fur, nor do I think it looks good on anyone, man or woman.
     
  17. Arethusa

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    Do you have a problem with functional fur? What about leather?
     
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    Do you have a problem with functional fur? What about leather?

    I am not for a moment hoping to be confused for a diehard PETA supporter. I find fur aesthetically displeasing. Leather, on the other hand, is quite pleasing aesthetically.
     
  19. LabelKing

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    An alternative to a pelt would be a Persian lamb coat such as this:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Dakota rube

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    This is probably the wrong place to do this, but what is the problem with ranch mink? I grew up in a huge mink-producing region on the edge of the great north woods. Ranch mink are vile little creatures that literally will eat all their young if the newborns aren't removed from the mothers immediately. They serve absolutely no purpose at all save their gorgeous pelts. And they smell horrible!

    (Sorry for the tangent.)

    BOT: A woman in a fabulous fur is a thing of beauty. I have seen a few men's coats that might be considered stately, but most of them remind me of Anthony Hopkins' coat in Legends of the Fall, or Jeremiah Johnson.
     

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