What’s FINALLY cool again! Men’s fur!!! I have been trying to force this round peg into a square hole for as long as I can remember. But who’s fault is it? Tom Ford? The Kardashian Klan? Climate change? Some combo of all three?
But who’s fault is it that men’s fur is back? Tom Ford? The Kardashian Klan? Climate change? some combo of all three? Probably but facts are facts; last season Fendi, Ferragamo, Armani, Marni, Givenchy and Prada all showed men’s fur. The shows that just past are spring summer- so no fur in them but there has been a crazy amount of street style attention to men in fur.
Last week I was in the Fendi shop, pawing at some jewellery and a Korean kid in a floor length mink job walked in. Usually, we cannot compare ourselves to Asians, they have the perfect bodies for high-end menswear, hyper-experimental taste (that’s almost always perfect) and a limitless budget. All together that makes for these Super PACs (always political! (pretty sure that’s not the right usage of that term)) of Asian kids roaming the city #KillingIt while those of us that are not Asian just and gawk.
Digress! This kid in Fendi was doing it, and doing it for realz. Outside of my decidedly WASPy Park Ave.-style mother, I have never seen a chic full-length mink. I was in fur envy hell. My first reaction was to attack him- and rip it off (I totally could have taken him, I have like 100 lbs. on him easily) but there in lies the problem. Wasn’t gonna fit, was it? Also, NY state is 3 strikes and you’re out when it comes to assault, so…
It wasn’t until GQ released an article today on how terrible fur was (on someone called Scott Disick) on men when it finally dawned on me! Fur is back! If that crotchety old bastard of a magazine says it bad- you know it’s good. After all, there has to be more to the world of menswear than wingtips and pocket squares.
So wear fur with your held high! You don’t look like a pimp, you look impossibly fresh!