Repurposing a 1960’s sheepskin coat

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Repurposing a 1960’s sheepskin coat

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Hotrodder wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 4:39 pm I am reminded of my old 60s Afghan goat coat. Everybody loved it................until they got close enough to smell it. Anybody remember those? The western copies were OK but the real ones really did pong. :(
Ohhh yes! My burning ambition on becoming a student was to save up enough for an Afghan :D It was a bit whiffy, not helped by being used as a groundsheet at several music festivals, although it did clear us our own space :lol: OH consigned it to the compost heap in 1995, after I'd sent his 60s gear to a charity collection. The big difference was that I could still get into my coat ;)

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Headers wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 11:12 am
The collar is a big thickly furry monstrosity.
I am thinking of taking the collar off and possibly the sleeves and turning it into a long gilet.
What colour is the collar, Headers? Don't chuck it.....I could buy it from you. We're in the same département so no problem to collect....I love big, thickly-furry monstrosities :lol:

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Hotrodder wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 4:39 pm I am reminded of my old 60s Afghan goat coat. Everybody loved it................until they got close enough to smell it. Anybody remember those? The western copies were OK but the real ones really did pong. :(
I had what was referred to as a "goat coat" bought for £13 in Biba, High St. Ken in the early 70s. Bad to be near for anyone with a sense of smell, but lovely embroidery.

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MAD87 wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:16 am I had what was referred to as a "goat coat" bought for £13 in Biba, High St. Ken in the early 70s.
I remember those, but never had one. I bought the suede boots that came well up the knee from Biba - they came in all sorts of colours. High St Ken was brilliant in those days. Remember Indiacraft ? I loved their long cotton dresses !!

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Blaze wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:25 am Remember Indiacraft ? I loved their long cotton dresses !!
Oh yes! I had a couple until quite recently (well, the last decade or so).

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Blaze wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:25 am
MAD87 wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:16 am I had what was referred to as a "goat coat" bought for £13 in Biba, High St. Ken in the early 70s.
I remember those, but never had one. I bought the suede boots that came well up the knee from Biba - they came in all sorts of colours. High St Ken was brilliant in those days. Remember Indiacraft ? I loved their long cotton dresses !!
When I first arrived in UK I was not allowed to work as a condition of my visa. To keep from dying of boredom I used to buy leather and suede offcuts from Exchange & Mart and made copies of those boots to sell in my local pub. I couldn't quite manage the knee high ones because the offcuts were too small but the shorter ones sold well. The line included moccasins, chokers, clutch bags, key cases, all with optional beadwork or fringes. Happy days.
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What I’m after is a small bit of fleece to use on my motorcycle seat. It’s amazing what a difference that makes to comfort on a long ride.

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Something like this, DB?
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UK vets used to sell it for pet bedding, I've no idea whether French ones do. I can post you a piece if you can't find it elsewhere.
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I found a new user for my coat in chilly Normandie.

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