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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
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by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM
I'm covered in animal hair all day long. I have no desire to wear it when I get off work, as well.
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by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:19 AM

To each there own.

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:20 AM
Yes. Question, why would vintage fur be okAy but new fur...not? Some vintage fur looks nasty. Just sayin'.
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM

 I honestly see nothing wrong with it as long as people are wearing leather and eating meat.

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:25 AM
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by Buzz Lightyear on Dec. 29, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I think it is okay to wear fur. our ancestors did it, so can we. we just have to learn to find that happy balance between over killing animals and being able to mass produce the items.

by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 3:16 AM


by Gold Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 3:30 AM

I think vintage fur is fine and I think new fur is fine as well, as long as the fur is harvested ethically, meaning the animal was killed and used firstly for meat, not skins.

I see no logic in throwing away furs and skins of animals killed for meat, just to appease the mindless activists.

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 4:19 AM

Yep, don't very often, maybe every 5 yrs or so, but have & do / will as long as I have them & an occasion 2 wear them 4.

by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 5:24 AM

I eat meat, and wear leather.

Not sure why fur is such a no no given a large number of people also eat meat, and wear leather.

I have no issues with fur.

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