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Wearing Fur #6667900
11/17/19 01:30 AM
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With the surplus of threads about selling furs, how much do you market fur by wearing fur?

I bought my wife a pair of boots a couple of years ago that had fur trim. She loves them and lots of people have commented or noticed them, never negatively.

I think there would be a lot more demand, especially by the politically incorrect crowd, if
They saw more fur being worn
They could find a place to buy fur hats or gloves, etc

What is the reaction when you wear your own catch, do you get to tell people about it?

Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6667936
11/17/19 07:15 AM
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My wife wears her bobcat hat to Sunday services and gets lots of good comments.


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Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6667943
11/17/19 07:26 AM
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My wife has a raccoon stroller and muskrat jacket a sheared beaver vest as well as furnearmuffs and gloves trimmed with opossum fur

She gets lots of complements and letís everyone who asks know that my son and I trapped all that fur


Every day is a gift from GOD, don't waste it!!

If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6668067
11/17/19 10:27 AM
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My plan is to have mittens made from muskrats that I catch. Maybe a coon hat too.

Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6668114
11/17/19 11:25 AM
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That is how I got into selling manufactured fur articles.
I was drinking in the Bar at one of the Raucous winter carnivals here in Feb,back in the late 70's,and was wearing a Red Fox hat with the face,head and tail that I had made for myself.
I was running low on drinking money so sold the hat for $125.
Needless to say my noggin was cold all weekend after since all I had was a toque to wear.
The next year I made up Two fur hats in case I needed to sell one for extra fun money I would still have one to keep the old noggin warm.
Well I wound up selling both of those the next year,then it sort of took off when people seen my unique design on a few people and started calling for hats and later mitts all through word of mouth.
No better way to advertise and create a demand for fur than wearing it,or have other people wear it.

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Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6668249
11/17/19 03:44 PM
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My wife has a red fox stroller and a bleached muskrat hooded jacket with coyote trim on the hood. She gets a lot compliments on both. Also a "really" when she tells people that her husband caught the fur they are made of. I guess they don't think I am capable of catching a few rats, much less the fox and coyote. Me and Rodney we don't get no respect. mad

Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6668343
11/17/19 05:32 PM
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Little to hot here to wear fur most of the time. Unless your setting still in a deer stand or riding in something that is exposed to direct cold.

I started putting earflaps on baseball caps a few years ago and still have people asking for them that saw me wearing them 3 years ago.

Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6668368
11/17/19 06:02 PM
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I have never worn my raccon hat without getting postivie comments. I would say there is also a 50 / 50 on if they ask to touch it.

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Re: Wearing Fur [Re: WakopaWalker] #6668379
11/17/19 06:11 PM
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Just like all the comments above, a very positive reaction to wearing fur in day to day activities.

Every time I wear my plucked, sheared beaver coat and scarf, people just love it, and almost every time, they want to touch the velvety soft underfur . It always gives the educational opportunity to explain the process of making such a coat to those who don't know. And to appreciate nature's renewable resources.

All good .

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