If You Want A New Fur Coat

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  1. Bill Boggs

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    Can't buy one in California. They have recently passed a law forbidding the sale and/or the manufacture
    of fur products.
     
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    Real animal furs have been frowned on for years, even in the fashion industry, but there are women all over the planet who own them. Eventually, they will be sold underground as beautiful works of art stored in private vaults, instead of anyone risk being seen and shunned for wearing them. I've never owned one, but I think they are fabulous looking.

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    I've never owned one and I wouldn't ever want one... I think Fake fur is just as good looking, and the real thing should be left on the back of the animal it belongs to...
     
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    I don't know if they are real but my aunt has left behind a fur coat and jacket after she passed away which my mother kept and now they are in my possession. My aunt loved to dress nice not only because she worked for the government so I'm banking that they may be real.

    I searched online on ways to determine but not very successful results when I examined them. I don't wish to spend money to find out either.
     
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    @Von Jones You could take it in to a furrier or even a high end dry cleaners. They should be able to check it for free. As they become more rare, they will become more valuable. Might help a great grandchild through college one day. :)
     
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    I wouldn't want an animal killed for the specific purpose, but if someone finds a fresh dead polar bear.....I'm all in. :D
     
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    No need for real fur today - no need for Ivory, snake skin etc …...
     
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    Dunno about the rest of it but I did try to find a pair of alligator shoes for my x but the alligators in my area of Louisiana I lived in didn’t have any shoes either.
    Poor alligators!
    Whilst trying to be a good person, I offered one alligator a pair of mine but he was so hungry that he tried to eat them....and me....whilst I was still wearing them. :(
     
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    Only remember one aunt who had any furs (she was an in-law ;)). The one I remember most had a tail and a fake head. The mouth was a clip, and it clipped around your neck. It was gross. I'll never forget it. Something like these. :p

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    In my younger years, i did have a passion to have a fur coat, but the the price was a issue. As time went by, my want faded, not totally in agreement with killing animals for that want. There are so many plush materials now, easier to care for. There are a lot of does and don'ts with real fur. Was also a fan for leather items, shoes, gloves, purses. That has faded as well, one's life changes over the years, so what a person needs for attire, then, and now are surely different. My choice of purses, now is Lug products, they last and last, and are washable, winter footwear is still leather, suede.
     
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    Hee hee :p
    Its a funny thing as I love animals, but I just can't take to Crocs and Gators
     
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    I remember those too - Yuk !
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    It was the three stooges or someone like them which featured a woman wearing a two or three tiered fox fur. The comedian yelled that the fur was attacking the woman then he ripped off of the fox from lady’s shoulders, threw it on the ground and shot it.

    The scene was much funnier than the synopsis but I always imagine that scene every time I watch an old black and white show with some woman wearing a fur.
     
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    It was funny enough for me-hee :p
    @Bobby Cole
    (still laughing .............. sort of thing I'd do :p)
     
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    One of my college dormmates had her grandmother's skunk coat. It was amazingly attractive but had just a tiny whiff of Eau de Skunque about it.

    I actually still have my grandmother's and my mother's "fur pieces" like those shown above in my costume box. They're not mink; they're called "kalinsky" or something like that. They're pretty mangy now, though.
     
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