Where do all the stylist women in London get their padded winter coats with real fur around the hood from????

(59 Posts)
mistakeallround Sun 25-Nov-12 17:47:54

As the title says.... where can i get one of these lovely padded coats from? they are to the knee, slightly padded, real fur round collar and hood and bloody gorgeous....the coat looks expensive but not Moncler ...can anyone help me ???

50shades1 Mon 26-Nov-12 21:30:33

I have the Aigle Cuckmere coat which is duckdown with detachable real fur collar, costs about £260. It's lovely and warm and I think always looks smart compared to other padded coats.

monkeysmama Mon 26-Nov-12 22:27:13

I have the Barbour Arctic parka. It's very warm. Dp has a Woolrich one that has lasted years and looks like new.

Btw Canada Goose coats use real fur. One of my team members has just bought a parka. It was €600. It had a raccoon fur hood.

Apologies, I meant coyote fur, not raccoon.

There is a plastic Playmobil raccoon on my coffee table! grin

PretzelTime Tue 27-Nov-12 20:29:00

Holy shit Astaril, those poor foxes. Just reading your decription of the video made me upset sad

Love the look of real fur though, but considering the cruelty behind it it's not worth it. If one really wants real fur, there are plenty of vintage items out there, right?

herethereandeverywhere Wed 28-Nov-12 08:14:39

How can we be sure that the leather we wear is from ethical sources? If the clothes are not made in the UK they won't be farmed to UK/EU standards.

And what about the down element of the lovely warm padded jackets? Do the geese just freely avail themselves of it?

And what about the production of artifical fibres we all wear? Are they all vegan-approved or made from petro-chemical industry sources? How many animals die horrible slow and painful deaths as a result of damage from the petro-chemical industry each year?

I'm against un-necessary cruelty to any animal but I'm a meat-eating leather wearer and I struggle to understand why fur is so "special" in this regard.

PretzelTime Wed 28-Nov-12 10:06:49

Well, in my opinion...
Meat = something a majority of people need to eat (I know vegans disagree, but I think only few people can thrive on veg diets)
Leather = Ideally from animals which have been used as food. Also very long-lasting, biodegradable material.
Fur= Made mostly from non-edible animals, luxury good, fake fur exists.

herethereandeverywhere Wed 28-Nov-12 10:23:52

Fake fur made from plastic made from petro-chemical industry = not animal friendly or cruelty free.

In the same way we can't be sure fur is ethically farmed, we can't be sure the meat from the leather you wear was ever eaten.

If I eat the mink/fox/raccoon dog can I wear it then? Happy to give it a go TBH. What if the carcass is use in animal feed (eg petfood)? That ok?

PretzelTime Wed 28-Nov-12 10:43:19

herethereandeverywhere, you are welcome to try, but apparantly foxes etc taste awful!

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