Searching the ‘cyberworld’ for great vintage finds is not always an easy task. In an over-saturated industry it takes a lot of time to weed out the gems from the stones. But we’ve stumbled upon a great site with some choice vintage menswear pieces as well as womenswear. Today, we wish to draw attention to Time Warp – Vintage, and this amazing coat of black bear fur and brown buffalo cuffs and collar from the Adirondack Mountains.
According to Timewarp; “THE LODGES IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS BECAME POPULAR AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR THE CITY DWELLERS IN ABOUT 1860, AND IT WAS VERY WILD AND RURAL TO THEM. TO GET THERE, THE PEOPLE HAD TO TAKE A TRAIN AS FAR AS IT WOULD GO, AND THEN A HORSE DRAWN BUGGY OR CARRIAGE WOULD PICK THEM UP AND TAKE THEM THE REST OF THE WAY. SOME TRIPS WERE 10 MILES OR SO WHICH MIGHT TAKE A GOOD 2 HOURS. THIS COAT BELONGED TO THE LODGE AND WAS GIVEN TO MEN TO WEAR IN THE CARRIAGE ON THE COLD COLD TRIP UP THE MOUNTAIN.”
This is the type of hide we’d like to have in our possession for a potential new ice-age! Perhaps one hundred or two hundred dollars out of our price-range, we can still appreciate the beauty and structure of such a historic hide!
I have a coat very similar to this one that belonged to my great grandfather from the late 1800s to early 1900s . Gmail me if interested or if you would like pictures.
I have one very similiar as well it is lined inside with hide of different colors its black bear outer with leather buttons front pockets very heavy… please contact have ?