31 December 2013

Fox Fur Trim Anorak

A few years ago I purchased a couple of those Swedish Surplus Anoraks, when I got them I was a little disappointed at just how off white that off white was. I used one a couple times and then stored them away thinking I'd dye them and do something with them some day. Then I saw a post over at The Trying Woodsman about the very same subject. Newly inspired I started brainstorming.

Well I finally got most of it done. There are a few things left like replacing the buttons with antler toggles, trimming the cuffs out and the pocket flaps either in leather or beaver fur, not sure which yet.

The fox was taken a couple winters ago and I tanned it but couldn't find something I wanted to do with it until this anorak project. It was a deep winter fox so the fur is incredibly thick and super soft, the warmth around the face and head that this provides is just unbelievable. I have the bushy tail going under the chin and into the mouth of the fox, it can be loosened or tightened as needed.

I affixed the fox fur so that I could remove it if I want to, for fall or late spring once the deep cold is gone.

It's meant to be worn over a wool pull over and the fit over the two I have is superb.

The patches are a collection, some of which from BCUSA and vendors there. The Winter is Coming patch is for the 'Wolf in the North' fans among us.

Tomorrow will be its first run and I'll get more pictures then, should be a good test as the temperature is supposed to be -20F with a windchill near -40 below.

All in I'm rather pleased with the end result.

Thanks for looking!






Here's what tomorrow is supposed to bring...



11 comments:

  1. Whew! That is some cold weather, friend. Your "Winter is Coming" patch should say "Winter is Here!" Stay warm.

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    1. Roger that, thanks Corey. Hope alls well with you and yours.

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  2. Woah! That looks real good! I love that fur and hope I can find something like that myself soon, so I can replace the mink.
    I see you have the same liking for patches as I do.
    Nice I could inspire you for a change. It usually is the other way around. ;)

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    1. Thanks Ron, your post got me motivated sure enough.

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  3. Awesome Wildling Garb, you'd fit right in North of the wall.

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  4. Where on earth did you find the "that which does not kill us.." patch?

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    1. Stumbled upon it somewhere but don't recall where, probably ebay. Wasn't sure how many would recognize the symbol or the reference. I was a young boy when that movie came out and I'd be a liar if I said it didn't influence me. Hard to believe that movie is 32 years old now.

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  5. That really is off-white. What did you dye it with, that thing is beautiful?

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