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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 (31-40):
Bennett121
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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I don't see a problem with fur in certain circumstances. If you killed 75 small animals for one coat then that animal will soon be extinct. That is wrong. If you kill one animal for one coat and you also eat that animal, no problem. You never see someone wearing a cow fur coat though. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Exactly ! People wear leather products all the time so why not wear fur. 

I wore my mothers when we were in a colder state. 

Quoting Not_A_Native:

My opinion?  It's just as ok to wear fur as it is to wear leather, or to eat meat.


chane_L
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I have 6 furs that i got from g'mas after they passed, i love them! when 1 started to fall apart due to age (turn of 1900's) it was made into a pillow.

MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

 i dont wear fur period.

Not_A_Native
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

Exactly ! People wear leather products all the time so why not wear fur. 

I wore my mothers when we were in a colder state. 

Quoting Not_A_Native:

My opinion?  It's just as ok to wear fur as it is to wear leather, or to eat meat.


I have a leather coat (bomber jacket type) with a fur collar.  It amazes me that I'll get comments about the fur when I wear it, with nothing said about the leather!

kissmiss213
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

i dont care if people wear fur. i feel like i cant complain since i eat meat. if im ok with using animals for my personal consumption, why cant everyone else? you know? do i wear fur? no, im not into that. but i love leather.

1plustwinsmommy
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Exactly this.


Quoting Not_A_Native:

My opinion?  It's just as ok to wear fur as it is to wear leather, or to eat meat.


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CrimsonRose01
by ~Cassandra~ on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I've got no issue with it. It's the same as wearing leather, or eating meat. Both of which I do and am perfectly fine with.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Honestly I dont care. I had a crazy lady yelling at me for wearing a fur coat. Talking about how animals were tortured to keep me warm. I told her that she needed to STFU and mind her own damn business before she puts her foot in her mouth. She didnt and kept ranting. So I informed her that my fur coat was a fake. 

JKronrod
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I agree with the vintage idea.  I don't wear fur, although I do wear leather (I figure the animal was taken for food anyway), but I have a friend who inherited a couple of very beautiful fur coats.  They are at least 50 years old.  As she said, the animals have been dead for years.  Her not wearing them (and, what, throwing them away?) seems MORE wrong than wearing them.  She is emphatic, however, that she would never, ever buy a new fur as she doesn't want more animals killed. 

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