First, look at those amazingly huge buttons on the coat above!! Wowee!! Isn't that grand?! Vintage winter apparel is a beast that I've yet to tackle. It's like I didn't believe they had winters in these glamorous eras. I rarely see photos of bundled up beauties with red noses and frosty toes. I had to search a lot longer to find these images you see below.
Coats throughout the 1900s are just so elegant and luxurious compared to our puffy coats and sports jackets. They really went all out with fur trims and muffs, felts, tweeds, and velvets. Makes you want to wrap yourself up into a soft and fluffy hug! I think I would just pet one of my arms for most of the day in some of these furs. I don't really know what you all think about the fur thing, but I think that it is a complicated matter that people must figure out for themselves. I personally think vintage fur is A okay as they are decades old and it would be a tragic waste to not wear them just because someone 80 years ago had it made. It's like abandoning a 100 year old house because they didn't source the wood from a sustainable forest at that time. But c'est la vie and to each his own. Like I said, it's complicated and not nearly as black and white as these photos.
Last Week's Friday Photo Swoon: