Joe Posted November 5, 2006 Share Posted November 5, 2006 Translation: "We have fur weather in Italy!" The Romans hate the cold. They also, for the most part, love to bundle up when the temperature drops below 60 fahrenheit (sorry, folks, I'm not fully metric yet...give me another four months). I was beginning to think that the Southern California shorts-and-sandals October we had in Rome was going to last until the holidays, until just a couple of days ago. I walked outside in my sandals, thinking to myself, "what a cool breeze...", and found myself surrounded by people in down parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, not to mention an occasional mink jacket. Fur trim has appeared Men's coats, too; I've seen young, macho Italian kids strutting around wearing ski jackets with hoods and collars completely lined in rabbit fur. Such a large temperature drop is cause for anyone to be relatively freezing, but this was amusing. That sable scarf so deliciously wrapped around quella bella ragazza back in August was the telltale sign. I snapped a few shots of the 'official' first fur I spotted as I crossed Piazza Navona on the way to work...and posted couple on Tinypic. Bravo, those of you who suggested this site in the Den! Last night, a friend and I went shopping in Rome's 'chinatown' area, if you could call it that (it's more like 'chinablock'.) Thanks to Earendil's recommendation from his Roman holiday, we stopped by a big fur & leather emporium called "Pellicceria Jenny Fur" on the corner of Via Statuto and Via Leopardi, fronting Piazza Vittorio near Termini Station. Hint, hint. My friend, God bless her, even though she's not a fur lover herself, brought her sense of humor. And her camera. I'll be sure to check in occasionally as the Romans start to break out those amazing skin-on-skin, double-cuffed minks and foxes I've seen on the racks. They really know how to construct a fur coat! Ciao! J. Piazza Navona 1: November 2, 2006. http://i12.tinypic.com/3ye6er6.jpg Piazza Navona 2: November 2, 2006. http://i11.tinypic.com/2ez1gr7.jpg La Dolce Vita. http://i12.tinypic.com/47st7xi.jpg Porta Portese flea market: September 26, 2006. http://i12.tinypic.com/42vu4ck.jpg Porta Portese again; I found a Blue Fox version of the coat on the left, size XL, for 275 euro last weekend. Va Benissimo! http://i11.tinypic.com/2hi1obq.jpg [/url] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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