Been thinking about what a strong response the fur issue brings out in people: it's so primitive to love the feel of fur (I could happily pet my cat all day) and yet I also feel revulsion at the thought of killing these gentle creatures for fashion. My rule of thumb is, vintage is okay because they're already dead, but faux is better. Where do you stand on the debate?
And why don't we feel the same way about leather? Or do we? Is the logic that it's a big cow which is being killed anyway for meat? I've heard that, but I wonder if it isn't something else... have we become de-sensitized to leather but not to fur? Apart from flip flops & sneakers, everything on my feet is leather (or suede, which is the same thing). When I see a black motorcycle jacket, I just don't associate it with a sweet, doe eyed cow. Is it like with eating fish fingers (fish sticks) vs a whole trout: if it's geometrically shaped, it never swam about?
And what about plants? I'm so sad if a house plant dies (Mr. Dot & I once drove all the way to Brighton to try to save our bonsai - in an ice storm), yet I'm blithely eating fruits & vegetables.. not to mention all the sugar cane, coffee beans, and shafts of wheat that give their lives so I may live.
I'm just throwing these thoughts out there... oh and posting two shots from Camden market. And both these coats are vintage, by the way. Fur what it's worth.