Black Women And Furs: Nyt Article

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  1. Belle Du Jour

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    This makes me think of my mother in law. She loves her furs.
     
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    I saw this article on the table.. but I didn't get a chance to finish it ...my mother still has her fur coat. This also made me think of my mommy too.

    She only wore it and sometimes let my grandmother wear it.. If it was was for a very special event and it was very cold that evening.
    Always felt wearing fur had a "purpose" protecting us from the bitter cold. For centuries that's what people did to keep out the elements.

    I'm a bit torn.. when it comes to wearing fur though. I don't like excessiveness of it which I feel that the fashion industry loves to push.
     
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    Interesting. This argument could be used in many aspects of black achievement like education and with the tiny house movement. I’m not sure it’s completely aimed at black people. My dad bought mom a full length mink coat almost 20 years ago.
     
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    I have seen some very beautiful and to my taste fashionable furs. I fully intent acquiring some at some point.
     
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    I love fur, . I have no issues.
     
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    Now I’m wondering if my Nana had one...
     
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    All the women in my family have them, I plan on getting one soon. Mink like my mommy’s.
     
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    My older sister has furs--she's an old school vixen. And when I was a kid, I remember my aunt proudly getting her first (and only) fox fur coat. Frankly I've always felt uncomfortable about fur--generally my philosophy was that if I won't eat the animal flesh, I won't wear its skin. And it seems only in recent years have fur farmers been processing the whole animal post fur removal. I don't equate animals and humans. But I'll likely never wear, and certainly will never purchase, fur. Also not a big fan of mined diamonds, as an aside. Vintage diamonds and furs I don't feel as strongly about as something recently mined/farmed.
     
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    Thanks for sharing @Belle Du Jour. There is something about seeing a woman walking in with a beautiful fur - I've always considered them to be so classy.

    Even though I live in the south, I plan to add one to my wardrobe when money allows.
     
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    I don't care for fur and doubt that I would ever purchase one. But I am all for joyful black women luxuriously living their best lives. If that includes fur, then: Yay, fur!
     
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    Growing up in NYC, a lot of the women I saw had them. I know the majority of my aunts did as well as my mother and grandmother. My sister and I had white fur muffs when we were younger. Unfortunately my grandmother died early in my lifetime, so I was unable to request that any of her furs be kept aside for me, not even a stole.

    My mother still has one of her furs and refuses to let me have it. She went and had it cut from full to knee length so she can wear it in SC on the rare occasion when it's cold. She did let me wear it on my last birthday though. My dad wants to get a fur soon.

    I definitely want to purchase some peices. I have some fox earmuffs, and I'd like to get a stole and muff before I get a coat.
     
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    Tiny house movement and black people? Never heard of that
     
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    I remember one of my moms bestie wearing her mink on a night out with her hubby. In Jamaica of all places. The hottest place I have ever been.
     
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