I’ve been mulling over whether or not I should Ebay this jacket for a while. It’s vintage and I would guess from the pretty silk satin lining and beautiful finishing that it dates from the 1950s. I’m not sure what the fur is: it’s very soft but incredibly thick & heavy, so I think it may be shearling.

I love the glamour of the fur behind my head when I raise the collar, but I fear it’s too boxy a shape on me, unless I drop two sizes and that’s a pipe dream. As I’ve only worn it twice in a year, & space is at a premium here, I think it should probably go.

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Sell it! It is a gorgeous jacket. If you have only worn it twice in a year and you feel it is too small then there is no point keeping it ‘just incase’. Be strict on yourself. If you stick it up now you will get a much beter price, because of the cold weather, than if you wait a few months and realsie it still doesn’t fit you.

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I think it’s an absolutely beautiful jacket, but then so do you and that’s not really the issue is it? I think if there’s something which doesn’t make you feel GREAT when you wear it, and could fetch quite a bit of money then selling is probably the best option. But when you do, please post the link ­čśë

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Always a hard one this – space versus might be worth hanging onto. I’d try it on with a few outfits and then decide, on whether you’ll really wear it or not.

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I would like to have a fur coat or even vest (but faux, since I’m not into real furs or leather) but I happen to always feel like they make me look similar to a mini Chewbacca… so I give up everytime… that’s a pretty coat but if it doesn’t please you fully and doesn’t fit you perfectly, I think it should go.

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If you *think* it’s boxy, then that seems like a sign to let it go . . .

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i love to get rid of things. it feels almost (almost) as good as getting things. if you aren’t wearing it, out it goes.

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sell it– i will buy it!

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stay stay stay!!
xx-LJ from SOS!

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i’ve had an almost identical jacket…and it is shearling, “mouton”, and is soft and warm…but looked terrible on me. i’ve tried modifying it–turning it inside out for an avant-garde look, now it’s cut into a bolero shape..but really, i should have just gotten rid of it. that is what i’d recommend. only problem is that there are TONS of these on ebay, it was a common shape/color in the 40s-50s.

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Do you still have it!

It looks like the perfect jacket.. I'll buy it off you!

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