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Old 12-16-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Born in L.A. - NYC is Second Home - Rustbelt is Home Base
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I thought fur was out of fashion. In the Rustbelt I seldom see fur. I saw a good number of NYC gals wearing fur last night as I was browsing the Xmas windows. (Some designs looked a little outdated and may have been hand-me-downs.) The NYC gals are pretty stylish on the whole. Do you like a gal in fur or not? Generally, I do, as long as it looks good on her.
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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You were probably seeing a lot of faux fur. Also NYC women are are not fashion-forward these days. 90% of them wear nothing buy yoga pants and spandex :/ Same with men in their egg-shaped body looking grey tapered sweat pants. We truly have gone down hill fashion wise. So generic! How did this happen? Seeing everyone from four years old to forty years old wearing the same cliche crap?!
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:34 PM
 
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You were probably seeing a lot of faux fur. Also NYC women are are not fashion-forward these days. 90% of them wear nothing buy yoga pants and spandex :/ Same with men in their egg-shaped body looking grey tapered sweat pants. We truly have gone down hill fashion wise. So generic! How did this happen? Seeing everyone from four years old to forty years old wearing the same cliche crap?!


You don't know what you are talking about, again.....


Walk around the UES or even UWS along with other parts of Manhattan and you will see plenty of furs now that NYC is having cold weather. Heck go out to certain parts of Brooklyn (mostly the wealthier Jewish areas) and you'll see furs.


In Mid-town and other areas full of tourists, again you'll see women and some men in furs.


Overall yes, for various reasons the wearing of fur has declined. Some of this was simply due to lost of status as easy credit and cheap coats. Fred the Furrier and Daniel Antonovich along with others helped bring furs to the masses. When secretaries in your husband's office, or worse your cleaner start showing up in fur coats you know the thing has become too common.


With so many Russians/Eastern Europeans in NYC there is another reason to see furs. Fur is still very popular in that part of the world, and who can blame them, it gets darn cold over there and remains so for months on end.


Meanwhile here in the Northeast the gradual warming of winters means often it just doesn't get cold enough to warrant hauling out a fur coat. Even the expense of owning a fur or furs can be called into question when from say November until late March it may only get cold enough in total of sixty to ninety days (if that) that you need to wear.
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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With so many Russians/Eastern Europeans in NYC there is another reason to see furs. Fur is still very popular in that part of the world, and who can blame them, it gets darn cold over there and remains so for months on end.

That's what I was going to say.
There are a lot of Russian-Americans in NYC. They seem to love to wear fur more than American-born New Yorkers.
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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That's what I was going to say.
There are a lot of Russian-Americans in NYC. They seem to love to wear fur more than American-born New Yorkers.

Probably goes a long way to explaining why many of the best furriers were Eastern Europeans (mostly but not all Jewish), and still remains so today IIRC.


Back when the "fur district" in the West 30's was far greater and more active most of the owners and workers were Eastern European Jewish or descent.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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someone has stock in the fur industry i see :/

most people who wear fur generally look like gerbils and roaches. sorry they just do
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of the look.

Also, it has really gone out of fashion to kill animals in order to wear a coat.
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:33 PM
 
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Same with men in their egg-shaped body looking grey tapered sweat pants.
Way to generalize ALL men. Sexist.
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Old 12-18-2016, 04:23 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of the look.

Also, it has really gone out of fashion to kill animals in order to wear a coat.
What about leather jackets?
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