Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Reminders of how fashion changes

In the course of unpacking, I just came across the mink stole. What the heck am I going to do with this?

Mind, it isn't subtle. It quite vividly crosses the line from "fur" to "a bunch of dead animals".

I suspect that the logic is kind of like why a bow tie is supposed to be a bit messy: if it's imperfect, that shows that it's real and you tied it yourself, instead of being one of those pre-made ones. In this case, the stole is four minks (sort of like particularly furry weasels) that have been taxidermied and sewn together foot-to-mouth. And yes, it has both feet and mouths.

It was probably quite the fashion statement in its day. And I *think* it belonged to Gramdma Supnik, so it's kind of a family heirloom, and I can't just get rid of it. (It's possible that it came down through Jane's family, although it's showier than I'm used to from them.) But I'm honestly unsure whether it's possible to wear it in public nowadays...

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