Fur Stole Poll

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by jennifer~, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. jennifer~

    jennifer~ Active Member

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    This topic has been weighing on my mind: I love stoles... but now that they are a ubiquitous trend item... are they being devalued by trendiness? Or are they still alright?

    What's the concensus here? :flower:
     
  2. cosmocat

    cosmocat Active Member

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    I do like them some of the time, but not right now-as you said "devalued by trendiness". I mean, I saw a photo of Beyonce wearing one with a green silk shirt and a brooch, so too trendy. But it would depend what type of stole, how you wore it and if you really love them.
     
  3. eloes

    eloes New Member

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    Does yes mean 'Yes they are being devalued' or 'yes I like stoles?'
     
  4. Luna

    Luna offline.

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    maybe a really good fake fur stole.. but never a real ammminal. :cry:
     
  5. jennifer~

    jennifer~ Active Member

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    'Yes, stoles are being devalued but I still like stoles'... :lol: :flower:
     
  6. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    I say absolutely not. I don't wear fur anyway, and think the whole look is overdone and just too, too much. I think they're ridiculous, like beauty-queen hair and Cadillacs and elaborate, flashy jewelry. It is such an obvious, ostentatious, wasteful luxury item.
     
  7. kiimihaana

    kiimihaana New Member

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    Eh... depends on where you live. If you wear fur make sure its actually cold outside (sounds obvious doesn't it?) and it has to be a piece that you'd want to wear in 5 years. Or even 15 years. Don't fake it unless its a REALLY good fake, or else you'll look trendy, which is exactly what you're trying to avoid.
     
  8. paprika_hiccup

    paprika_hiccup Reanimated

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    I think those tiny heads on stoles are HORRIFYING! I am not eally into fur in general, but I'm not militant about it either. But those heads and feet hanging. . . :shock:

    How about a vegan stole? From the archives of knitty.com- whcih is an awesome monthly mag full of free patterns.


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  9. meowmix

    meowmix New Member

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    i like them... it really depends on how you wear them. i'm just sick of seeing ppl wearing them with silky camisoles and jeans ...
     
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    i think they're timeless, but have been overexposed. i wouldn't wear fur, but in general it's a throwback to an era where it was considered glamourous.
     
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    I say nay to the ones that have the ribbon tie. it reminds me of high school prom B)
     
  12. utopia

    utopia ingenue

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    I'm with paprika on this one - definitely no to stoles with beady little eyes and snouts and paws, etc. :cry:

    I appreciate the vintage appeal of the stole. it worked for barbara stanwick. but it's not the 1940's anymore and it isn't appropriate for the 21st century, in my opinion. I don't like to see them cheaply redone by accessorize, nor do I like to see real fur versions worn by celebrities. it's just tacky and unnecessary to me. :ninja:
     
  13. cosmocat

    cosmocat Active Member

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    Its strange when I looked at this, it never crossed my mind that you meant real fur. That would depend, of course, on your own personal opinion but I wouldn't want to wear real fur.
     
  14. jennifer~

    jennifer~ Active Member

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    I absolutely love that thing! It's so odd... :heart:
    Thanks for the link!
     
  15. paprika_hiccup

    paprika_hiccup Reanimated

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    Glad you like it. It is so weird and adorable :heart: it, too.

    Sorry, I forgot to add the link to the actual pattern.

    If you already knit, it would be a pretty simple and quick project b/c the gauge is 7 stitches = 4 inches (meaning you only have to make abt 2 stictches per inch)

    or

    convince a friend to make it for you :flower: or pay them back in trade :flower:
     
  16. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    I really like that critter-stole, too. It is like a wearble toy!

    Too bad I don't know how to knit. :P
     
  17. Imnangel

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    I have a couple of fur stoles - love them
     
  18. nora

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    stoles rock. go for real fur . . . . fake is fake.

    nornor
     
  19. justlucky

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    I don't wear real fur, and I'm really not digging this trend too much. It just seems a little over-the-top, trying-too-hard kinda thing.
     
  20. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    i like them , i add ribbons and chaines to tie the stole. looks good with undersized kids leather jacket
     

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