Posted on February 5th, 2015
There’s no other feeling like stomping down the streets of NYC to Beyoncé, wearing a [faux] fur coat and in Saint Laurent boots. Seriously. Own it.
When people think about men in fur, the first two that come to mind are gangster/mafia/Liberace or hip hop rapper [Snoop, Diddy, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, etc.]. Pharrell, Kanye West, and the slew of designers that made this F/W15 runways a fur-filled one [Cavalli, Fendi + the Fendi fur atelier], Saint Laurent, Hermes] are changing the perception of who can wear it and how. And by writing about this, I’m not supporting real fur, but highlighting a movement in the menswear space. Now how to bring those styles in faux.. I have a whole season to brainstorm!
I found this faux beauty while in London and at $40, how could I not stuff my luggage to the brim to bring it home? The length, the look and feel, the Bordeaux lining are all perfect, but the best is the vibe – part 70s/80s, part Saint Laurent, part Upper East Side. Eight UES women passed by wearing similar coats, except mine was a faux bargain.