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Do You Think It Is Okay To Wear Fur?

Real Fur Coats Should Be Okay to Wear (As Long As They're Vintage)

Posted by Michele Zipp

vintage furI wear fur. Well I have fur coats and I used to wear them a lot more than I do now. I have four of them. All vintage. The one I'm wearing in this photo I purchased for $40. It's the warmest coat I own, but I don't wear it that much because it's feels showy, maybe too glamorous. And if I wore it to pick up my kids from preschool it would feel as if I was wearing a ball gown with a tiara.  Sure the tiara would be a hit with the kids, but would the dead rabbit annoy some of the other parents? Do I need to sew a button on it that says "It's okay. It's vintage."

Because I do feel that makes it okay. The animal has long been dead -- we're talking gone for 30 or 40 years -- and the coats are just floating around in vintage stores and Etsy shops waiting to keep someone really warm in the winter. Wearing a vintage fur coat is just like recycling. It's eco-friendly in it's own way.

So why do I find it so hard to wear for the everyday?

Maybe I worry that since I'm a mom now, the act of picking up my kids -- up and down and up and down -- would just make my fur coat shed causing a trail of dead bunny rabbit hairs all over the place? Would it be weird to be in a fur coat and pushing my kid on a swing at the park? Just as odd as say, wearing heels at the playground. I've done that. I can do this, too.

What is stopping me from wearing my fur? Maybe it's because I don't live in NYC anymore and I'm upstate in a crunchy town? Then I saw Pam. Her daughter is in class with my twins. Pam always looks gorgeous even when just coming from a run. I can't even run so the fact that she can and still look that good is incredible in my book. There she was in a faux fur coat picking her child up from school. Instantly glamorous without overdoing it. Perfect.

faux fur coat

The look of real fur versus fake fur is essentially the same. No stigma attached to the fake one though, and no chance of shedding. But the style, the way it's plush and cozy and warm and fancy, is there.

Pam's faux fur has given me the courage to wear my real fur. My vintage real fur. Or shall I just start calling it my eco-fur coat.

Do you wear vintage fur?

Do you think it's okay to wear fur?

 

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Replies (11-20):
macbudsmom
by Ruby Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I don't like fur. Simply not my style, but I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

jadsmummy
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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Its perfectly fine to wear fur. As long as the animal its killed humanly and the entire animal is put to use. As in the meat is eaten too.
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exhaustedmother
by Amy on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Yes- I have worn fur before and i think it is ok too.

MeAndTommyLee
by Ruby Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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I really don't see how it concerns me.  I don't like fur for myself, but to each his/her own.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM
I think vintage fur is fine.
happykitty316
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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I don't care what other people do, but I am not a fan of fur....Real or faux, I just don't like it.

destiny2nv
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Its fine, although I personally do not likefurry things, anywhere on anything at anytime lol but idgas if others do
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harehelper
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM

My thing about fur is whether or not the meat from the animal was used for food. I hate the idea of an animal being killed for nothing more than fur, it seems very wasteful to me, taking a life should have more important purposes than for a "glamorous" coat. So far as I know, with leather the beef is probably getting used too. Rabbit is kind of a personal issue with me though-see my sn? LOL I am in rabbit rescue.

harehelper
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM


Quoting MonkeyMommyNJ:

yup.. no problems with fur.. although i personally dont like fur coats .. i think they are a gaudy accessory. And i dont think we should be wearing almost extinct animals.. id be more inclined to buy something in deer skin or rabbit.. things that we have killed to eat as well as wear..

mmm rabbit.. the other other white meat :) (father was a hunter)

I thought pork was the other white meat?? LOL

MonkeyMommyNJ
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

it is.. thats why i said other other.. lol

Quoting harehelper:


Quoting MonkeyMommyNJ:

yup.. no problems with fur.. although i personally dont like fur coats .. i think they are a gaudy accessory. And i dont think we should be wearing almost extinct animals.. id be more inclined to buy something in deer skin or rabbit.. things that we have killed to eat as well as wear..

mmm rabbit.. the other other white meat :) (father was a hunter)

I thought pork was the other white meat?? LOL


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