Aby-a-Day – December 28: Fishing on the Fishtail (Fashion Friday)

One of Jacoby’s Christmas presents this year was the marvellous United Bamboo Cat Club Fishtail Parka that I was lucky enough to buy for him during their flash parka sale a couple of weeks ago.

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The workmanship on this little coat is just breathtaking.

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There are a lot of human coats that don’t have this kind of attention to detail.

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The thick, soft, black boa lining is attached with tiny, hand-sewn buttons and can be removed for warmer weather.

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The natural raccoon fur ruff on the hood is also detachable with the same tiny buttons.

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The drawstring toggles on the “fishtail” and the waist are real, heavy-gauge polished cowhide.

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The zipper and the snaps are heavy duty and solidly attached. The pockets aren’t real (they’re just flaps), but that’s the only thing about this coat that isn’t genuine.

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The sleeve cuffs even have velcro closures.

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The fishtail hem of the coat fits nicely with Jake’s tail.

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As usual, Jake knows full well how great he looks wearing his new parka!

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And it fits him perfectly, too. I was afraid that it would be too small…Jake’s a big boy and I was worried it would be too tight in the shoulders and chest. But it’s just right.

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He’s such a natural model for this coat, don’t you think?

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I hope we get another invitation to United Bamboo’s calendar photoshoot next year…and I hope that, this time, we can make it to NYC!