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Fur Vests for both Sexes | Remodeling 101

As we move from London to Milan we take a break from Fashion Week coverage to bring you some helpful ideas for keeping warm, looking great and saving money this fall.  The fur vest is really making legions of fans across the globe and for good reasons –it is such a practical and statement-making garment. So when contemplating what to do with your older fur coat why not consider remodeling it into a longer fur vest? That said, with any remodeling, the extra fur is easily available to be turned into another garment or two (i.e., scarves, shorter vests, etc.)… One that note, let’s also think about the guys!

Fur vests for every style and personality

Fur vests for every style and personality

Kate Moss Sighting In London - April 30, 2012

Kate Moss Sighting In London – April 30, 2012

It is not a secret that menswear is also appropriating the fur vest into its contemporary wardrobe. Who can resist such a commonsense sartorial addition? It is as democratic in its adaptability as it is fashionably sound and edgy. The fur vest rocks!

D&G - Fall 2011-Winter 2012

D&G – Fall 2011-Winter 2012

Hooded sheared fur vest by Paolo Moretti

Hooded sheared fur vest by Paolo Moretti

Marni - Natural grey fox fur vest

Marni – Natural grey fox fur vest

So to the guys out there and the women who love them, Mom or Grandma’s fur coat hanging in the closet can make a great addition to your fall wardrobe!  With a full-length coat from the 80’s-90’s you could even do His and Hers vests and still have enough fur left for a scarf or two!  Who can argue with that kind of value??  The fur vest is an awesome garment and really deserves to be added to both wardrobes.

Kate Moss favors her fur and jeans look

Kate Moss favors her fur and jeans look

Fendi Fur Vest

Fendi Fur Vest

Damir Doma - Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Damir Doma – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

For women, we are big fans of the longer fur vests approaching a tunic length. These look great and deliver a chic Rock n’ Roll vibe without looking off-putting.   These vests are also incredibly flexible and easy, from jumping in and out of the car during your Saturday errands to perfectly accessorizing that little black dress for a smart evening look.  Soccer Moms will  look insanely cool and chic!

Rachel Roy attends The Cinema Society with Dior & Vanity Fair screening of "Rust And Bone" at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on November 8, 2012 in New York City.

Rachel Roy attends The Cinema Society with Dior & Vanity Fair screening of “Rust And Bone” at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on November 8, 2012 in New York City.

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Belted fur vest

Belted fur vest

Kate Moss with a fox vest and black jeans

Kate Moss with a fox vest and black jeans

A shout out to men….a fur vest may be the statement piece of the season!  From suits to skinny jeans, these adapt effortlessly and offer a great palette to expose one’s sartorial sensibility.

Paolo Moretti brings out sophistication

Paolo Moretti brings out sophistication

Costume National - Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Costume National – Fall 2014-Winter 2015

Rock Vibe - model sporting a fur vest during Paris Fashion Week

Rock Vibe – model sporting a fur vest during Paris Fashion Week

Stop staring at the old coats hanging in your closet and head to your local fur retailer now so you can have your vest in time for the cooler temperatures!