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Teddy Bear Jacket

Short jacket with round collars and front zip, made with false fur or teddy bear fur in various bright colours. No animals were harmed in the making of these jackets! (1971). The jackets were like wearing a teddy bear; they looked really thick and sweaty, and probably were.

The colours of course matched the era, the more colours you could fit in, and the more important the coat was for the wearer. The arms were full length, and most would have different fluffy material around the end of the arms and around the collar too. I can remember my collar was so fluffy; it literally would blow in my face during those 1970 winter winds.

One of the drawbacks I can recall is that the coat was not very good at getting wet. I honestly cannot remember what it was made of, but when it got wet, the next day it would look like the dog laid on it all night, and would smell like the cats needed to use it during the night instead of the cat litter. Once it had got wet once it never really seemed to get its sleek furry looks back again.

Don’t think for a minute that this was a teenager coat only, no way. Anyone could wear these jackets. Girls sometimes favoured bright pink and the boys deeper more manly colours like black, brown and blue. The teddy bear jacket would be worn by little kids, and I am ashamed to say that even my gran had one, that just never looked right on her. Hers was a little more dignified, not multi coloured, but a large 1970s checked look.

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