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Afghan Coats

Nothing symbolises 70s fashion and the era of the hippy more than an afghan coat. It might have smelt a bit odd granted, but the very fact that John Lennon wore one made it all OK. Furry inside, afghan coats weren't ideal for summer, but great for the cold winter months. On the outside, embroidered patterns made each coat stand out from the next. Worn with flares and long plaits, it was an instant fashion statement and it's such a shame that the trend eventually disintegrated - in the same way many of the suede coats did.


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Afghan Coats Last post by remember
03 May 2009

Do You Remember Afghan Coats?

Do You Remember Afghan Coats?

  • Anonymous user
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    I have a genuine late 60s Afghan coat that needs rehoming. If anyone is interested email me brokenstar64@hotmail.com
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved my afghan. We used to put patchouli oil on them to mask the doggy smell!
    • Anonymous user
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      Funny. I associated them with patchouli when I was a teenager. Now I think that was probably rather naive of me
  • Anonymous user
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    I had one that I loved, and yes it did have the wet dog smell. I gave it u when I moved to California. Now I live in Colorado and I am looking for one. I prefer floral and shag trim. Anyone have on to sell? I am small email: ckinco@hotmail.
  • Anonymous user
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    why would anyone want to smell like wet dog or billygoat....uurrgghh....still each to their own
  • Anonymous user
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    Im 52 years old now and still miss my shaggy coat. It stunk of billy goat but I loved it to death!
  • Anonymous user
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    i used to own these afghan coats, they got left in a loft somewhere, i wish i hadnt lost them as now i want one, please can u help me find an origional full length afghan coat with embroidery. thankyou jmd06@hotmail.co.uk
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    where can i find a smilar coat for sale?
  • Anonymous user
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    I went overland to Istanbul (36 guineas it cost) and brought back a couple of these coats, unfortunately when it rained and the coat got wet there was a smell of "wet dog"