More Ugg-style attrocities

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…

On the right of the picture, dead rabbit. On the right, dead fox. Both atop dead sheep, of course. What’s with the proliferation of real fur in fashion right now? Every day as we police the web we see real fur for sale in stores which, just a couple of years ago, probably wouldn’t have considered selling it. Is the wearing of real fur no longer as taboo as it used to be? Because it seems to us that a large part of the fashion industry just doesn’t care any more, and while we’ve discussed the use of fur in fashion more than enough times already here, we’ve still been surprised lately to find out just how much of it there is around this winter. Is it slowly becoming more acceptable to wear it, do you think, or will there always be a taboo connected to items like the ones shown above?

6 Comments

  • September 30, 2008

    Alex D

    Personally, I would feel uneasy about shopping in a store that’s willing to sell real fur and I would never wear it. I think its disgusting and cruel and I don’t see a reason to use it in clothing when there are so many good fakes out there.

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  • September 30, 2008

    Nina

    I don’t know, I’m not into any kind of fur anyway – real or not. But if there is real fur involved in clothing, I think it should be from animals that are “supposed to be eaten”, so no wild animals like fox or mink. But I’m not an expert.

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  • September 30, 2008

    Niki

    I’ll admit that I wear leather– like on shoes and such, but I can’t justify fur. I know the two are nearly the same, but there is something grotesque to me about parading around with animal fur as a fashion statement. I’m even weary about faux fur, as often times it contains real fur. I read a book this summer about animal rights and it made me want to walk around naked and never eat any animal product again.

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  • September 30, 2008

    natalia

    it’s not worse than the true Uggs with the outside entirely made out of fluff. what if the got wet?

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  • September 30, 2008

    Danielle

    HAHAHA this is hilarious. I have no real issue with fur, but I think the boots are rather ugly and need to die. Are the 2000s going to be known as the Ugg era? (like 80s were neon, acid washed jeans, and spandex)

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  • November 3, 2008

    Francesca

    HA, I know so many sorority girls on my campus who would freak over these boots until their mommies and daddies dished out the dough to buy them.

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