The Fur Vest: Your New Must-Have Item

I don’t want a fur vest, or at least I didn’t want one. But I may not have a choice, if the imperative of being fashionable does its job on my poor vulnerable brain.

Here is what I mean:

From left: Intermix fox fur, Intermix goat hair, Jenni Kayne coyote fur.

If you think you can get out of this by joining PETA, forget it. You can achieve the same look with feathers:

This feather vest is by LaRok at Chick Downtown,   whose mailing list is practically a jail sentence, so constant and bothersome are their updates.

I hope to god I don’t get suckered into this 60s flashback Yeti look, but I’m not promising anything.

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11 Responses to “The Fur Vest: Your New Must-Have Item”

  1. Skye Says:

    I associate fur vests with a certain breed of woman who can be found in the playgrounds round here. They’re usually South African for some unknown reason (so perhaps that was the point of origin for this hairy trend), and they wear skivvies, tight bootleg pants, really ugly shoes, lots of gold jewellery and big furry vests over the top. Very aggressive, with a tendency to dominate the playground and berate any innocent other mother (ie me) in loud hectoring tones – perhaps there’s body armour lurking under the fur?

  2. susie_bubble Says:

    I’m toying with the idea I must admit….despite my anti-vest (fur or not…) stance…

  3. enc Says:

    I vote go for it, Sister. If anyone can do it, you can.

  4. hammie Says:

    No WAY!
    xx

  5. tobilynne Says:

    I’m all for the vest — but anti the fur :O)

  6. Make Do & Mend Says:

    Ok two words Sienna Miller – she milked this look big style (once).

  7. fashionherald Says:

    do it, do it, do it. give in to the furry vest. there was a good fake one at zara a month ago. But the best one i’ve seen yet is the Demeulemeester purple vest.

  8. Sister Wolf Says:

    Oh holy mother of god, I LOVE THAT PURPLE ONE!!! It’s around $2,000 so I don’t have to worry about getting it.

  9. annemarie Says:

    my favorite is the black goat hair, but the sienna miller thing is a strong deterrent. there’s something a bit stupid about over-exposed models (kate, irina, erin et al) and actresses (sienna) working the “rock chick” look because, well, they are not rock chicks. also, i am really sick of the very term “rock chick.” it’s becoming such a cliche that i’m seriously on the verge of combing my hair and banishing my kohl eye pencil. almost.

  10. Susan Says:

    Hello, my sweet Sister girl. You don’t really want an animal vest or coat, do you? You may lose your sarcastic edge when hating on that cretin Sarah Palin for hunting them down in the first place. We’ll find you a nice fake one. K?

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