January 27, 2010

Vintage Mouton Fur Coat

Does anybody have any special knowledge about Vintage Mouton Fur Coats from the 1940s or on Mouton Fur in general?  I found one at the consignment store I go to and am only considering breaking my Closet Shopping Challenge because its in pristine condition, its vintage, its Mouton, its gorgeous and its only $65 (as opposed to the $300 it could get on ebay).  

2 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'm just not a fan of real fur in general. Vintage makes it someone less offensive to me. All I know about mouton is that it's sheepskin that's treated to look like beaver or seal.

A-C said...

That's the same information that I got from my Google search.

As for my opinion of fur in general, they're complicated. On one hand I eat meat and use leather products. On the other hand, I have a pair of chinchillas. My stance is something like: if the animal was used solely for fur (like chinnies) then I'm not really a fan, but if the whole animal was used, like in the case of beef cattle used for leather products, then I'm more comfortable with it. My reasoning is that if the whole animal was used then its not a waste, but if an animal is killed only for its pelt and not used to nourish then I don't like it. It feels like a waste. Add into the mix that endangered animal pelts are NOT ok and that nuisance animal pelts are somewhat ok, its just complicated.

I don't think I would ever go out and buy a new fur coat, regardless of the pelt, but somehow I'm ok with vintage fur and leather jackets. I know its contradictory, but that's life I guess.

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