January 22, 2013

Fur

Discounting one’s politics on the matter, there are many merits to the material: real fur is extremely warm, water-resistant on days that are both cold and wet, and its tactility is unsurpassed by the faux versions.  I’ve long lauded men who use fur as coat enhancements; it lends such a kingly air to a look, and is always a piece of conversation.  There was a large fur stole worn over the shoulder of a coat at Damir Doma Fall 2012, and thought I needed something similar when I tried the piece on at Joyce Boutique in Hong Kong.  My vintage mink stole from the 1960′s, a fruit of sensible eBaying, is my take on fur as a coat enhancement.

vintage mink fur stole from the 1960′s, Henrik Vibskov coat, Damir Doma jacket, BDG t-shirt, Damir Doma trousers, Kenzo x Vans sneakers

I still can’t get myself to wear full-on fur, but somehow wearing a stole over a wool coat makes it feel more like an oversize collar than a Sasquatch suit.  I think it works just as well with a shorter wool jacket as it does with a long coat.

Balenciaga sunglasses, Damir Doma batwing kimono jacket, BDG t-shirt, Damir Doma trousers

The multiple tiers make such a luxe statement when viewed from the side—I know, I’m always checking myself out while walking past store windows. Leopard pony hair gloves by Echo.

Kenzo x Vans sneakers for Opening Ceremony

The lace lining reveals a glimmer of Old Hollywood.

photographs by Michael Schaeffer

4 Comments

  • Danny
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Nice, I’d love to own a fur stole!

  • Hannah
    January 24th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Wowwww!

  • Jabalong
    February 2nd, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Fur isn’t a question of “politics”, but of compassion.

    If you’re not a compassionate person, then by all means wear fur.

    But if you do feel compassion towards others, then make a different choice.

    Politics is something else altogether.

  • Charlie
    February 3rd, 2013 at 4:25 am

    I love your look and the location you shot in!


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