Aint’ Nothin’ Like the Real Thing



Aint’ Nothin’ Like the Real Thing
Fur is the ultimate in retail therapy, whether you go faux or “for real.” It’s warm, chic, warm, goes with everything, flattering, warm… Chunky sweaters have their place, but can easily look frumpy with the wearing. Enter the fur vest, a big look for fall. This lavish finishing piece also comes to the rescue for a busy day—sweaters and heavy coats don’t adjust well to the changing temperatures of home-outside-office-outside-mall-outside… Imitations abound, but when you’re serious, only authentic, responsibly cultivated pelts will do. Look for a blending of two styles—like collars complementary to the body. Complete the look by adding a well-designed leather and metal belt. Shown here: Sheared beaver in chocolate with Finn raccoon trim cowl paired with Italian lamb skin belt. Both available at Tsontos Furs (Mineola).

Words: Roxanne Deiter | Photos: Luke Hanscom