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weasel fur?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, Oct 28, 2012.

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  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    I was checking out a kiton jacket and I noticed it was lined in weasel fur.

    Any idea the quality of weasel fur?
     
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    Weasels are related to stoats and minks and their fur is well known to provide warmth. I don't know all of the advantages of the benefits, unfortunately.
     
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    Haven't seen weasel fur. I saw a nice high-end leather jacket lined with possum fur. It was very soft and had a nice sheen. I would never have guessed it was possum.
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    The stoat is type of weasel; its fur is ermine, which sees extensive use on traditional/ceremonial robes and the like. For example, the number of rows of white ermine tails on peers' Robes of State is used to indicate their rank (eg a Baron has two whereas an Earl has three).

    It feels very soft but dense. I suspect it would be very warm indeed; I rather like it.
     
  5. JLibourel

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    Yes, the winter fur of the stoat or short-tailed weasel is a fine fur! I am surprised that opossum fur looks and feels so good. The opossums I commonly see look like rather scruffy animals.

    Real people wear real fur!
     
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    Weasel is soft as shit. I had a weasel lined jacket once. Amazing.
     
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    Isn't that the stuff that's on the floor after (insert Romney or Obama here, depending on your preference) gets a haircut?
     

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