Actual Fox shaped scarf from M&S... brace yourself...

(147 Posts)
madammecholet Sat 12-Oct-13 17:05:45

this is possibly the funniest fashion item from M&S thing I have EVER seen..

FOX scarf

ILoveMakeUp Sat 12-Oct-13 17:07:12

Ha ha! I think we should adopt it as the new Mumsnet scarf grin

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 17:07:24

but they were all the rage in the 30s, My granny had one with some kind of wild creatures head on the end.

Nowt new there

Allinafankle Sat 12-Oct-13 17:08:10

Oh my god that is HIDEOUS!

pudseypie Sat 12-Oct-13 17:08:46


PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 17:09:46
PlatinumStart Sat 12-Oct-13 17:10:32

My grandmother had one the fox had a spring in its jaw to snap the mouth onto the tail

Sleepyhoglet Sat 12-Oct-13 17:10:32

Chic! Erm, no

TeamEdward Sat 12-Oct-13 17:10:33

I see that they haven't got a photograph of it being modelled.
Most likely because the model said "Fuck off am I wearing that monstrosity!"

Chivetalking Sat 12-Oct-13 17:10:47

Lordy shock

My gran had a real fox fur stole (as it was called) complete with real fox mush and paws. Probably considered well posh originally but it was basically left as a toy for us grandkids by that time.

Dbro was terrified of it and my cousins used to sneak into his room and tuck it up in his bed. Was great grin

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 17:11:32

yes, now my mother couldnt get rid of them for love or money, in the end she was in Berlin and sold them there

MooMinCow Sat 12-Oct-13 17:11:39

Looks like Hacker T. Dog from CBBC!

Preciousbane Sat 12-Oct-13 17:11:42

They were real in the 30's though, that looks like a gutted soft toy out of my DS soft toy collection.

turkeyboots Sat 12-Oct-13 17:12:37

DD (age 7) would love that!! I think it is horrible and very unfox like.

wrathnurser Sat 12-Oct-13 17:13:39

It looks more like Spit the Dig than a fox

TeamEdward Sat 12-Oct-13 17:14:11

I remember the dressing up box in my Reception classroom (mid 80's) had a real red fox stole in it. I loved it! The glass eyes fascinated me. And it was so soft!

wrathnurser Sat 12-Oct-13 17:14:28

Ahem! That would be Spit the DOG....damn you fat fingers

Chivetalking Sat 12-Oct-13 17:14:38

Reckon Basil Brush took one for the M&S team grin

IslaValargeone Sat 12-Oct-13 17:16:05

Good lord, I really wasn't expecting it to be quite that bad.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 12-Oct-13 17:17:14

My Mum still has my Grandma's fox stole. It has paws and everything!

changeforthebetter Sat 12-Oct-13 17:17:30

Eww! Old ladies used to wear real ones to mass when I was little (along with black mantillas grin). Who the actual fuck thought this up? Are they on the Absinthe at M&S Design? grin

Chivetalking Sat 12-Oct-13 17:17:53

Fucking hell @ the ebay prices shock

Ponders what happened to my gran's...

Mumof3girlys Sat 12-Oct-13 17:18:02

Am I allowed to swear???


madammecholet Sat 12-Oct-13 17:18:02

Sniggers at Spit the Dog and Basil Brush. It truly is a thing of pure hideousness.

ICameOnTheJitney Sat 12-Oct-13 17:19:07

It's like they heard that foxes have been popular in prints this they said "Make us a fox scarf!" to their designer and they it SO wrong.

PervCat Sat 12-Oct-13 17:20:50

we also have Victorian mourning jewleery made out of hair

LittleMissWise Sat 12-Oct-13 17:24:04

It looks like road kill!

I can just see the queues in M&S on Boxing Day taking that fecker back!

Oh my goodness I was expecting some sort if knitted horror but us laughed so much poor wee Hamish stopped feeding to look at me as if to say do you mind-- i'm-- eating very Prinark-esque!!

tethersend Sat 12-Oct-13 17:27:01

Is that postmodernism?

It looks like what you'd be left with after someone lost their soft toy on the motorway. Road kill would be less awful.

Labootin Sat 12-Oct-13 17:33:57


BOF Sat 12-Oct-13 17:37:26

You couldn't even wear it ironically, could you? It would just look like you had taken the stuffing out of your kid's toy.

tracypenisbeaker Sat 12-Oct-13 17:41:50

I'd buy it and put googly eyes on it as they seem to have been gouged out. Great talking point

UriGHOULer Sat 12-Oct-13 17:55:00

I thought you meant a knitted one!

like this.

Big want

It is, however, ideal if you ever fancy adding cruelly de vil to the dressing up box. I suppose.

elfycat Sat 12-Oct-13 17:59:56

And why is this in Style and Beauty? Contradiction much?

SundaySimmons Sat 12-Oct-13 18:13:39

My dear friend who knows my hatred of real fur, once bought (as a joke) a fox collar that had the head, all four legs dangling and it's tail and the body of the fox had been fashioned to be much smaller so that it was just a thick collar with the head, limbs and tail dangling at the front. It looked like it was a hundred years old!

She had it on when she came to pick me up one day and she said the look on my face when I clocked it around her neck was priceless!

The m&s thing is neither whimsical or edgy. It's just naff.

If I see anyone wearing it, I am going to scream and point at them just like Donald Sutherland in invasion of the body snatchers!

I found one of those in the lane outside my house the other day...looks chic but starting to humm a bit now wink

madammecholet Sat 12-Oct-13 18:30:38

sunday lol.. I just don't know why anyone would buy it, don't get it, so if u see someone with it just ask 'why why why?'

Wolfcub Sat 12-Oct-13 18:32:16

omfg it looks like someone skinned Spit the dog

Gemd81 Sat 12-Oct-13 18:42:07

Basil brush - boom boom shock

SundaySimmons Sat 12-Oct-13 18:53:48

I was going to write to the board of directors of M&S to ask what were they thinking when they decided to sell the not so fantastic Mr Fox.

Then I decided that most of them look like the sort of people who would actually wear it or their wives would.

SundaySimmons Sat 12-Oct-13 18:56:26

Ha ha I have a facebook account for competitions and freebies and just gave mr fox a facebook like. I'm the only one so far!

Go on, give him a like!

thelittlemothersucker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:01:35

changefor ... you went to the same Mass as me I reckon.

I quite like it blush

SundaySimmons Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:34

TheportlyPinUp - step away from the wine!

Marylou2 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:11:19

If Dodge and Hacker are missing from CBBC on Monday at least we know what happened to them grin

trixymalixy Sat 12-Oct-13 19:23:50

OMG it is so shit!

When I clicked on this I thought it was going to be a knock off of the Donna Wilson one that I covet and I got excited, but no.

notnowImreading Sat 12-Oct-13 19:25:05
VivaLeThrustBadger Sat 12-Oct-13 19:25:43

Uri, loads on Etsy. foxy

SundaySimmons Sat 12-Oct-13 19:26:01
PatoBanton Sat 12-Oct-13 19:28:20

HOWL! gringrin

That's not a fox, it's a Yorkshire terrier!!!

bLESS bear

trixymalixy Sat 12-Oct-13 19:30:14
VivaLeThrustBadger Sat 12-Oct-13 19:33:31

Dd bought some nice fox gloves in Primark today. I'm sure they'd have had matching scarves for about £3.

WoweeZowee Sat 12-Oct-13 19:35:41

I'm with wrathnurser... Someone needs to give Bob Carolgees a ring to let him know.


Looks nothing like a fox! Wrong colour for a start.

I see no one has reviewed it! I feel tempted to review this product.

I think the Donna Wilson scarf is quirky but nice. I wouldn't pay £50 for it though.

PatoBanton Sat 12-Oct-13 19:36:40

I have grin

It may take 38 hours though.

PatoBanton Sat 12-Oct-13 19:36:59

I mean reviewed it.

SanityClause Sat 12-Oct-13 19:38:04

That's not a scarf, it's a tippet.

bettybleep Sat 12-Oct-13 19:39:11

That's surreal notnowimreading! Shades of Father Ted's 'My lovely horse' and gangnam style. Saving the utube page to watch more later smile

PatoBanton Sat 12-Oct-13 19:39:18

We used to have a rabbit called Tippet. Now I know what it means.

SoupDragon Sat 12-Oct-13 19:41:22

My gran had a real fox fur stole (as it was called) complete with real fox mush and paws

Mine too. Although for some reason, I think hers had two heads and no tail confused. It may have been a stoat or mink. Not that they ordinarily have two heads.

SundaySimmons Sat 12-Oct-13 21:06:46
OrchidLass Sat 12-Oct-13 21:18:32


BelleOfTheBorstal Sat 12-Oct-13 22:21:48

The link won't load for me, soooooo frustrating! I want to see the monstrosity too!

Jux Sat 12-Oct-13 23:53:54

I had two fox furs - came down the family. I did wear them occasionally about, oooh, 100 years ao. They're still knocking about here somewhere. i have o idea what to do with them. Any suggestions? wink

Devora Sun 13-Oct-13 00:00:43

You really could just gut any of your kids' soft toys with a bread knife for similar effect, couldn't you?

Thank goodness it's limited edition - don't like to think of a mountain of grey fun fur ending up in landfill.

SoupDragon Sun 13-Oct-13 08:46:39

For those unable to see the picture on the link...

PatoBanton Sun 13-Oct-13 08:47:33

Fox! Fox! <collapses>

ArtemisatBrauron Sun 13-Oct-13 11:41:11

oh my god it is macabre! It looks like part of a hallowe'en costume gone wrong. This will haunt my dreams for some time grin

VillandraMcTavish Sun 13-Oct-13 11:48:58


What the fuck is that?! Aren't foxes russet brown with black and white bits, anyway?

This thread has creased me up grin

madammecholet Sun 13-Oct-13 12:17:34

I may write a letter of complaint from 'my eyes' to M&S for this....grin

SoupDragon Sun 13-Oct-13 12:40:17

Aren't foxes russet brown with black and white bits, anyway?

Not when they've been run over and left at the side of a dirty motorway.

VillandraMcTavish Sun 13-Oct-13 12:46:14

Ah Soupy that explains a lot grin

LeoandBoosmum Sun 13-Oct-13 12:46:46

Awww SoupDragon, Look at its little face, it looks so unhappy, like it knows it doesn't resemble a fox! sad grin

clubnail Sun 13-Oct-13 13:06:57

Doesn't look like any fox I've ever seen!

SalBeautyMoll Sun 13-Oct-13 13:24:56

Do M&S actually have quality control?

indecisiveandclueless Sun 13-Oct-13 15:15:30

They have truly lost the plot!

RevoltingPeasant Sun 13-Oct-13 16:23:59

DH just said "but is it a Halloween costume?" confused

NewName123 Sun 13-Oct-13 18:20:32

ooo it's light weight as well??

LoriGrimes Sun 13-Oct-13 18:24:59

I have a knitted one that I wore last winter. Have also knitted one for the kids.

Mummyoftheyear Sun 13-Oct-13 18:27:24

I actually let out a small gasp! Nooooo
(and I'm not particularly pro/con anything)!

BelleOfTheBorstal Sun 13-Oct-13 18:32:23

Got to the link via google. Do you think they perhaps meant polecat?
Definitely not a fox, anyhow.

Excellent reviews! grin

Nux Sun 13-Oct-13 21:13:59

The first review of this on the M&S website is priceless. 'I am hard pressed not to feed it little treats now and then' grin

madammecholet Sun 13-Oct-13 21:54:27

It goes with all my clothes and it would make the perfect gift for your friend, wife, mother or anyone stylish

Fantastic reviews posted on M&S site, hilarious...! gringrin

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 13-Oct-13 22:04:35

M&s have never published a review of mine yet. I always get emails saying they don't meet the standards required because I say the stuff is rubbish and poor quality

I see the way to do it is to give it a good score and a sarcastic review. Off to try this new approach.

scarlet76 Mon 14-Oct-13 05:48:02

Lived in Hungary mid 90s and a fair number of the older women would wear similar but the real deal. They also had matching hats that had a fox tail down the back.

What on earth is M&S thinking?!

My DM is m&s target shopper. She has a real fox fur from years ago and wouldn't wear it now. I know if I showed her this she would think it was a child's toy, not a scarf! She certainly wouldn't wear it, or would any of her friends.

Have the buyers at m&s met their target audience lately?!

SundaySimmons Mon 14-Oct-13 08:27:16

Ha ha they published my review!

Come on, everyone must leave a review and get it the most reviewed item they sell!

VivaLeThrustBadger Mon 14-Oct-13 08:28:16

They've not published my review yet. Hope I wasn't OTT with it and they've realised.

mammadiggingdeep Mon 14-Oct-13 08:52:59

That is toooooo funny!!!!!!! What the hell are they thinking?! Lol

ElizabethBathory Mon 14-Oct-13 09:34:55

OMG hilarious reviews grin I've always though the knitted ones were kind of cute, but that one is just WRONG.

I used to have this t shirt though blush

HaveAGoodDay Mon 14-Oct-13 14:38:24

Perfect accessory for the school run.... bork!

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 16:59:07

I doubt it Viva if they published mine. blush

I feel guilty now. I like to think the people authorising the reviews have a sense of humour though...

dexter73 Mon 14-Oct-13 17:00:49

Why has it gone out of stock????!!!!!

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:02:30

Maybe they allowed mine because I have written so many genuine ones...? I am clearly talking cobblers though.

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:03:19

Issues with supply chain (roadkill) I imagine

SoupDragon Mon 14-Oct-13 17:06:41

I saw several possible suppliers on my journeys today. At least one may have been badger though.

its sold out. so somebody obviously likes it.

HereComesHoneyBooBooDragon Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:50

Stick some leather wings on and Soupy could have a Mnet bat scarf.

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:12:44

Oh I saw a badger the other day too sad Poor bastards.

Who invented the motor car?

Has it got mange?

Was it a "joke" that m&s put on their website to amuse mnetters? How can it be out of stock? Plenty there last night when I checked.

VivaLeThrustBadger Mon 14-Oct-13 18:03:59

If it was April 1st I'd assume it was a joke.

Maybe they've removed them from sale as one gave a buyer fleas. They look mangy.

SundaySimmons Mon 14-Oct-13 18:11:59

PETA have bought all of the stock.

Or a little birds from M&S has read this thread and the item has been pulled as they realise that no one is going to buy one and they have been sent to the toy department to be stuffed and sold on at Christmas.

eggyhead Mon 14-Oct-13 18:24:39

Ha ha!

I'd like a cat one...

VivaLeThrustBadger Mon 14-Oct-13 22:15:27

Ha ha! My review has been published.

Why can I only find it on the site via the MN link? Can't find it by searching on the site.

SundaySimmons Tue 15-Oct-13 09:01:38

Viva, it's oos so it won't show up. Great review, ;)

Haha, my review's up too! I wonder if the M&S people know we're being 'slightly' sarcastic...

cardamomginger Tue 15-Oct-13 10:17:36

Yorkshire Terrier Scarf!! Ha!!!

VivaLeThrustBadger Tue 15-Oct-13 15:29:23

The person who reviews the reviews must know we're been sarcastic. I suppose they can't say that to us for fear of upsetting a genuine person!

Anyway I was in m&s today and searched high and low for it. I was prepared to model it in store and take a photo so you could all see how lovely it looked in the flattened flesh. Sadly it wasn't in store.

VivaLeThrustBadger Tue 15-Oct-13 15:30:23

Ok, who left the primary school teacher review? I've just spat coffee out! grin

Kewcumber Tue 15-Oct-13 15:34:01

Who's review was this "I plan to wear this instead of a necklace at my wedding in December, I'm hoping it will be a lovely talking point for the guests who will also be getting them as surprise wedding favours at the meal."

I nearly PMSL

I dare someone to go into a store and ask if they are getting any more in stock!

I would if I lived near a m&s.

I still think that this was a weird online only item to give us something to talk about and while we are on the website, purchase a badly fitting bra.

elfycat Tue 15-Oct-13 23:42:33

I love the whole FB records your internet searches thing... the fox scarf just came up under the 'sponsered' adverts. Brilliant! There's a little picture and everything.

Doesn't make me want to buy it though. FB need to define their parameters a little, maybe away from the 'obviously looked at in horror' searches MN links us to.

cardamomginger Wed 16-Oct-13 00:33:02

I'll be in Kings Road in Chelsea on Thursday. There's an M&S there. I'll pop in and have a look. If I can keep a straight face, I might even ask.

Beltsandbraces Wed 16-Oct-13 10:26:32

Lmao! The reviews are priceless! M&S PR department should take note grin. This fox could go viral...

madammecholet Wed 16-Oct-13 12:43:08

funniest review!

I love this scarf, but made the mistake of leaving it unattended round my hens. Carnage. Total carnage.This product should come clearly labelled as unsuitable for anyone who has poultry

polyhymnia Wed 16-Oct-13 12:53:12

Those reviews are hilarious - made me laugh out loud.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Oct-13 12:59:53

Oh, is wearing a dead animal around your neck going to come back into fashion? (<shudder> remembering old lady at church who had a fox with little beady eyes for best)

Should my dachshund be worried?

And the real question is surely, What Does the Fox Say?

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Oct-13 13:01:02

>FB need to define their parameters a little, maybe away from the 'obviously looked at in horror' searches MN links us to.

Not just FB, I keep getting ads for strange items thanks to MN.

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 16-Oct-13 13:02:19

See I thought it was going to be like the actual fox stole (with head and tail) that my gran used to have. She as born in 1912 so very ok back then. That however looks like a childs puppet.

TheAngryCheeseCracker Wed 16-Oct-13 13:05:07

Naughty reviews by MNers"

I prefer this one here. Anyone fancy crocheting it for me? grin

MrsMonsoon Wed 16-Oct-13 13:09:39

The story about my hens was true grin

They are probably allowing the reviews in the hope that it goes viral. Good marketing for them really because there's bound to be some people out there who'll buy it! grin

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Oct-13 13:54:45

IHeart, that knitted one is cool... but there's lots of foxy scarves out there which look much better than the M&S one which doesn't look anything like a fox - water vole maybe?

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Oct-13 13:57:09

M&S have a knitted scarf and mittens set which looks better than the one in the OP.

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Wed 16-Oct-13 14:10:01

Where is the price?

M&s have a whole fox theme. They have several fox scarves (fab review on the knitted one) and fox cushions and fox lights!

DalekInAFestiveJumper Wed 16-Oct-13 14:48:14

It looks just like the cuddly toy I bought at the pet store, for my dog. Can you imagine walking in the dog park, wearing that? You'd be mobbed!

MrsMonsoon Thu 17-Oct-13 13:36:01

It's back in stock grin

<falls of chair laughing>

MrsMonsoon Thu 17-Oct-13 13:37:28

Off - not of.

Laughing too much grin

ErrolTheDragon Thu 17-Oct-13 13:44:57

>Where is the price?
seems they don't show a price when its out of stock - now its back its £19.50!

OddSockMonster Thu 17-Oct-13 13:48:35

Good grief. What were they thinking?

PostBellumBugsy Thu 17-Oct-13 13:51:39

That is really crap. Bears no resemblance to a fox for starters. Who would wear it? Do you think fox lovers wear it, or fox haters?

Avondale Thu 17-Oct-13 13:54:08

Have you read the reviews on the M&S site! Hilarious! ( bet they're MNetters!)

OddSockMonster Thu 17-Oct-13 14:10:56

I reckon it looks more like a ferret.

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Thu 17-Oct-13 14:15:08

£19.50 ( thanks Errol) hmmm, not sure I can afford to buy that just for the comedy factor?

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Thu 17-Oct-13 14:17:02

Hee hee, in the "customers also viewed" bit at the bottom it looks like they have put a picture of a fox poo too...a link to a link grin

brass Thu 17-Oct-13 14:19:44

it's meant to be frivolous but
these are more fun

ErrolTheDragon Thu 17-Oct-13 15:20:12

>I reckon it looks more like a ferret.

A sleeping ferret would make a lovely scarf if you have no sense of smell.

dexter73 Thu 17-Oct-13 15:26:22

I would love to buy one just to wear around the house. I could pair it with my lovely turban which was bought for its comedy value!

cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 15:57:19

Well, I went into M&S in Chelsea this afternoon and I was horrified, horrified I tell you, that the scarf was not in stock! In such an on-trend area as Chelsea, I would have thought it was a no-brainer to stock this scarf. shock

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