Friday, 8 February 2013

Vintage Outfits: My Grandmother's Winter Fur Coat

This is the last but certainly not the least of my finds from my Grandmother's closet.

This coat is a beaver lamb fur from c.1956. She bought it especially for her honeymoon and wore it for a long weekend in London. It is in almost perfect condition, probably due to the fact she never wore it again, which is such a shame as it is a beautiful coat!

My Nanna and Granddad in 1956

It is lovely and warm with a satin lining. I decided to wear it for a jaunt in the snow at the weekend, it kept me lovely and warm! I can completely see why people in colder climates wear fur.

Of course while in the snow we had to take the obligatory 'I'm wearing a fur coat next to a lamp post Narnia style' shot but what the hey.

Fur coat - Vintage
Dress - Monsoon Sale
Bag - Ollie and Nic (via eBay)
Boots - Doc Marten's 

I'm not sure how my conscience feels about fur. If it had been made recently I might object, but then I wear leather so if it is from animals butchered for meat then is it okay? If its not, is fur okay if it's vintage? It's a tough call to be honest. What do you think?


  1. Oh, wow!!! How lucky are you?! If I did have something like that from my Grama, there's no way I could fit into it.

    The Fictionista

  2. oooh i love that you have a photo from back in the day!
    great coat :)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

  3. Gorgeous coat. And yes they are very warm! I have a few beaver lamb coats. They were made for men, but are extremely rare.


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