Street Style: Men’s Fur
Aside from the scrutiny that comes with wearing fur, there is a whole new level of challenge when it comes to donning long hair fur and it doesn’t come from P.E.T.A… (well… aside from their usual fur bashing). Long haired fur pieces can look mangy or altogether too theatrical and don’t even get me started on long hair in the menswear industry. Ann Demeulemeester, (a Belgian designer who is known for using long haired fur for her men’s and women’s looks and) who occasionally errs on the side of Chubaka.
More frequently however, Demeulemeester is known for making beautiful fur coats that have both long and short hair. The long hair that is occasionally used is called Kidassia and comes from a goat. The fur is soft yet is a thicker hair making the fur durable yet pleasant to the touch and the finished product appears smooth and shiny.
The stylish guy in the photo here (source unknown) is rocking a great long haired Kidassia Goat fur vest in black. The look is complete with slim black henley, snug black diesel’s and cuffs that are wide enough to stand up to the magnificence of the long haired jacket/cape. Obviously a look this severe requires sunglasses so the aviators suit perfectly.
So what do you think of the fur? Let me be more specific… What do you think of long haired fur pieces? This isn’t about your thoughts on fur use in general just whether or not you like/could rock long haired fur, or if you simply prefer other types of fur (short, sheared, knitted, etc.).
Personally, I like the trend, BUT I have to leave you with this little disclaimer: I have never liked long haired handbags. I find them unfashionable at the best of times. That being said a evening clutch with long fringe (like… REALLY long) is to die for. It’s all in the details.