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To buy a second hand fur coat?

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DarlingDuck Fri 26-Aug-11 21:56:28

I have never worn fur, always faux fur but have found a coat I love on ebay and just realised it is real fur... I don't know if I could bring myself to wear it TBH, but if I could would it be unreasonable??

AgentZigzag Fri 26-Aug-11 21:58:21

I don't like fake or real fur, the whole idea of wearing fur as a statement of wealth is wholey disgusting.

HerHissyness Fri 26-Aug-11 21:59:28

Don't be daft!

Aside from it being on very shaky moral ground, The abuse you will get is not worth it...

Unless you actually live in russia/alaska/antarctica...

Valravn Fri 26-Aug-11 22:00:45

Yes. You may not be directly funding the disgraceful fur industry but by buying and wearing this thing you would be condoning it and contributing towards the normalisation of animal cruelty.

DarlingDuck Fri 26-Aug-11 22:00:46

I don't wear fake fur as a statment of wealth, it is just really warm and soft.

A friend had a real fur coat and I found it quite macarbre

FreudianSlipper Fri 26-Aug-11 22:03:43

i was tempted to last year, love caramel coloured furs. my friend told me she would not go out with me if i was wearing it, i then remembered that i was once wrote an anti fur poem titled i need my coat you don't and came to me senses

so i shall stick to faux fur

whatisitnow Fri 26-Aug-11 22:03:55

There's your answer then.

AgentZigzag Fri 26-Aug-11 22:05:39

But fake fur is lending credence to the idea that real fur is acceptable - to me anyway.

If you find it macabre why would you consider buying one?

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Fri 26-Aug-11 22:06:22

The choice is entirely yours.

DioneTheDiabolist Fri 26-Aug-11 22:07:15

I have a fur coat. No one has ever given me grief about it.

ghostofstalbans Fri 26-Aug-11 22:10:03

watch this!

DarlingDuck Fri 26-Aug-11 22:10:08

I don't know much about the topic but from what I gather it's quite cruel so on second thoughts I will not be buying the coat.

DarlingDuck Fri 26-Aug-11 22:11:29

I have always wondered how it's cruel to kill and animal for it's fur and not it's meat... Wearing something because it feels/looks good or eating something because it tastes good...??

2wwmadness Fri 26-Aug-11 22:12:48

I love fur, I think it does get cold enough in the uk (I live very very north) I would always go for faux as its good nowadays. But I do have a vintage that was passed down from my grandparents. I don't see to much of a problem if it's already there iyfwim

Valravn Fri 26-Aug-11 22:13:30

Some of us think both cruel and do neither, Duck. wink

<<longs to give in to the temptation to affectionately nickname the OP Ducky>>

JennyPiccolo Fri 26-Aug-11 22:20:11

I dont see the problem if it's not new, to be honest. I've worn fur out (my grannys fur) and not got any abuse for it. It's quite hard to tell fake from real these days, and i know several shops have been fined for labelling real as fake.

keithlemonsbackdoors Fri 26-Aug-11 22:20:57

Aren't all fur coats second hand?

Empusa Fri 26-Aug-11 22:24:16

I have mixed feelings on it.

I adore vintage, and had a wonderful conversation with an old lady once, who lived in Russia in the 30's and 40's, and she told me about her fur coats. Sad that she just couldn't wear them any more due to people's opinions, even though (back when she got them) they really were her only option.

Vintage fur, especially if handed down, doesn't financially benefit furriers. And it isn't as if you could give the animal it's life back.

Not sure I could buy it though.

Even if I couldn't turn down a hand me down.

I also don't buy into fake fur encouraging the sale of real fur. I love all my fake fur, it's lovely in Winter.

JennyPiccolo Fri 26-Aug-11 22:24:52

i dont know, possibly. You dont see a lot of them about.

Though actually, i was in milan a few years ago and saw a LOT so maybe it just depends on the country.

ghostofstalbans Fri 26-Aug-11 22:26:56

some countries eat dogs

my link isn't anything nasty btw

deste Fri 26-Aug-11 22:27:05

We saw lots of fur shops in Cyprus this year. I think for the Russians.

Empusa Fri 26-Aug-11 22:27:30

"Aren't all fur coats second hand?"

Unfortunately not. You can still buy new sad

AgentZigzag Fri 26-Aug-11 22:28:41

I thought keith meant the animals had worn it first empusa?

Empusa Fri 26-Aug-11 22:29:52

Ah, sorry, missed that.

I do know people who think that real fur coats aren't produced anymore. No idea why they think that.

ThatWomanAgain Fri 26-Aug-11 22:31:39

I buy second hand, better than landfill in my book.

(disclaimer: I am Russian...)

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