Vicuna Overcoat

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by FlyingYankee, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. FlyingYankee

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    Found this at a antique store for for 40 USD. It is a mix of virgin wool and Vicuna. Vicuna fur used to be harvested from wild stock as the animals would die in captivity. Interesting is that a coat made of this today is nearly unobtainable.
     

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  2. Silver Surfer

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    as worn by vito corleone, hahahaha. as a kid back in the 1950s, i remember seeing guys in little italy wearing coats like that one. oh, and perfect choice of lid. as one of out esteemed members would have it, " cool man".
     
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  3. FlyingYankee

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    Definitely would not have worn this 20 or even 10 years ago. Buts now it just feels right.
     
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    Dude!
    You look cool in that, and the hat sets it off nicely.
    Reminds me of the guy in the original French Connection Movie
     
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  5. Falcon_52

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    What a nice find (and an unbelievable price as well)! You wear it well, sir.

    Noel
     
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  6. Happy Hooligan

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    What does it feel like or similar to? Wondering the appeal of why they used it. Looks like it fits you great without a suit underneath it.
     
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  7. FlyingYankee

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    Thank you all, the material feel like soft wool. I think the secret to buying vintage is to see how much the moths have eaten. Also I make sure to try and get virgin wool because recycled wool is more itchy. This coat had a few moth bites so it was priced accordingly. my rule is if a coat feels like a stuffed animal it is not made of natural materials.

    From Sunset Blvd
    SALESMAN: Here are some camel hairs, but I'd like you just to feel this one. It's Vicuna. Of course, it's a little more expensive.

    JOE: A camel's hair will do.

    SALESMAN (with an insulting inflection): As long as the lady is paying for it, why not take the Vicuna?
     
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