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.
The workmanship on this little coat is just breathtaking.
There are a lot of human coats that don’t have this kind of attention to detail.
The thick, soft, black boa lining is attached with tiny, hand-sewn buttons and can be removed for warmer weather.
The natural raccoon fur ruff on the hood is also detachable with the same tiny buttons.
The drawstring toggles on the “fishtail” and the waist are real, heavy-gauge polished cowhide.
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.
The sleeve cuffs even have velcro closures.
The fishtail hem of the coat fits nicely with Jake’s tail.
As usual, Jake knows full well how great he looks wearing his new parka!
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.
He’s such a natural model for this coat, don’t you think?
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!