The Fur Jacket

It’s winter here in Australia and my god is it cold! Although we don’t get snow where I am (yes laugh if you must as I have just complained about icy weather when we don’t even get snow) I am feeling the cold immensely! On extremely bitter days there’s nothing I feel like doing more than leaving the house in my holey trackies (or sweats for all you abroad folk!) This is where the fur jacket comes in to save the day; it’s chic, stylish and very very warm.

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Fur coats have been around for centuries and I mean centuries! My Great Grandmother often tells me the stories of her floor-length mink coat which my Nunnu (great grandfather) bought for her whilst he was at war in Italy. She says ‘that coat was so beautiful, there was nothing quite like it. One day I got very drunk -she giggles- and got sick on the coat, Nunnu got so cross, but he took a bar of soap and scrubbed each soiled spot. That coat came out as good as new, that’s how you know what beautiful quality it was.’ Sadly when floor length coats went out of style, my Great Grandmother cut it in half!

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Nothing says high fashion quite like a fur jacket. Worn by the biggest names in fashion the fur coat is an iconic fashion item. If you are against real fur, faux fur coats are no less brilliant! They often come in a wider variety of colours, styles and patterns as fake fur is much more versatile in regards to dying and styling.

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For those of you out there who don’t have a fur coat I would recommend purchasing one at some point as they are incredibly warm and a reoccurring statement in the fashion world. A classy black fur jacket is perfect and out of all my fur I would probably say it’s the easiest to wear, this is because it doesn’t over power the outfit but still makes a statement as it’s fur. My second go to fur jacket would have to be white. White fur is classy yet chic and tends to go with a lot of things, the only problem with this is keeping it clean! The two above are my favourite fur jackets (they are fake of course!)

For those of you who hate fur (real or fake), here’s a piccy for you.. Made me giggle!

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Let me know what you think about fur, be it faux or fake!

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11 thoughts on “The Fur Jacket

  1. Love the contrast of the picture! Men have worn animals since the beginning of time, as long as we aren’t killing out the entire species I don’t see the big deal. If animals were more intelligent they’d wear/eat us. Humans are only powerful because of their intelligence.

  2. I think we might have similar feelings towards fur! I love the luxurious look but the thought of wearing real fur seems a bit off-putting to me. However, I have nothing against those who do and kind of think its completely fabulous but a bit icky!

    • Fur is definitely the ultimate definition of luxury partly because of furs long history of association with the rich. So true it is icky! I myself wouldn’t wear fur just because I wouldn’t want to fuel controversy or any in-humane companies. Thanks so much for commenting, gret to hear your opinions! Stop by anytime 🙂

  3. Loving the bright fur! And can I just say that I spent two months in Australia on a fashion internship about 4 years ago and it is one of the most fashionable places I have ever been.

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