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12-09-2004
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I have a fur...uhm 'thing', that belonged to my grandmother. I have never worn it because I don't know what to pair it with, or what occasion to wear it to...

Any tips??

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It's sort of a short boxy jacket, with one fastening on the top. Have no idea what type of fur it is...
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Well I wear my fur items with almost anything.

My fur collared Cavalli blazer is usually worn with jeans becuase its more casual. I think jeans and fur go great together.

There is also the option of wearing tweed with your fur.

Whatever you do, do not wear sandals with your fur. I see that sometimes and it makes me cringe

I find it looks best with a pair of pointy boots with or without heals. If you decide to wear it with a dress you may want to wear stockings. Bare legs with fur seems odd.

Always remember to wear it in season. There is nothing worst than seeing someone wear fur in August.

I start wearing min Mid October to February.

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16-08-2011
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all my fur is vintage...
i can't decide if i need to alter my long mink to make it more modern...
i do think that it's easier to wear a short fur than a full length one...
but....
i kind of don't want to be one of those girls who runs around in jeans that cost $300 and a mink jacket with crazy expensive designer bag and shoes...

i'd almost rather wear the thing full length and save it for evenings out and really cold winter days...
like a lady, you know?
...

hmmm...

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Hi

I have a mix of vintage and new fur... although most of my new fur is in accessories... at the same time i'd never wear faux and due to cost I tend to stick to vintage as you can get superb value for money... however I would die and go to heaven if I could afford some of the modern furs as some of the new styling and shapes are just so lush and to die for... especially in russian sable!

Im not sure there is anything wrong with being those girls... but i'd look into how much it would actually cost to get it properly altered... as I think for what you would pay to get it well done... you'd be far better spending that money on a another short mink or fox etc... and keeping your long mink for like you say the more dressy occassions...

Just my initial thoughts anyway... although have you any ideas for the alteration? Have you had costings or a design done?

Why not post a pic so we all have a better idea.

God its great to be back on here... its been so long since i've had the chance to be on here as work and home life has been hectic!

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thanks for the feedback...
honestly-
that's the next issue---finding someone i trust to do any sort of alteration...

i know what you mean about the contemporary furs...
some of the styles are really good...

but to be honest...
i'm not really a 'fur kinda girl'...
the only reason i have these is because they were given to me...
so it's not likely that i will be buying a new one anytime soon...
*i learned my lesson when i bought a really bold black leather and white mink striped vintage 3/4 jacket...
which i have hardly used- except on photoshoots and as a halloween costume one year...
i went as cruella de ville!....
...

fur is too 'overt' for me in general...
as a rule, i prefer things that are a bit more subtle...

in retrospect...
i think i will try to wear it as is...
and if it proves impossible (and i find a qualified furrier) i will reconsider the option of altering the long mink...

very nice to see your enthusiasm here wsg......

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Hey no problem... fur is a total fashion obsession of mine... I just LOVE it!

How do other people wear vintage furs... or what you got... especially those total bargains from the vintage shop... post them here?!?!?!

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This might be slightly off-topic, but being raised in a northern ice cold country I've bought a lot of fur in my days, vintage and new, I just want to tell everyone who is buying vintage fur that you really, really need to get the fur washed before bringing it into your closet. A lot of vintage shops don't wash the furs and when something is that old it might very well have a fur beetle or two living in there!! If you really don't have the time/money to have it profesionaly cleaned I would suggest putting it in the freezer inside a white plastic bag for a few days.

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All my fur coats are vintage. Some were passed to me by family members and I got a full length and mid length when I was volunteering at Save the Children. They are not allowed to sell real fur, so I gave a decent donation for them. I love wearing fur and feel so 'at home' in it that I wear it with anything, any time. I'm just as happy wearing a fur jacket over my Primark jeans to go the shops as wearing my full length furs over a good dress to go to the theatre or ballet.

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Im sooo the same as you feline... I defo dont think Fur has to be kept for posh frocks and fancy outfits... I adore it with jeans or a denim skirt... or I did, I'm too old for the demnim skirt now... or I love the contrast of bulky fur jacket and skinny jeans or leggings... looks amazing!

Post your vintage fur looks here!

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MimiV... that's defo a good point! What vintage furs have you got? How do you like to wear fur?

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