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Meet Melissa Malka, shopaholic, dating coach, and lover of classic menswear. Join her as she, inspired by recent purchases at Akira, explores her softer side for fur.
Photos by MRF
Ok, didn't think I'd ever be one to buy a faux fur coat but seriously anything that allows me to channel Kanye West, my inner ferocious feline and stay amazingly warm (those animals have got that figured out!) all in one breath and without breaking the bank? DONE. Before I'd even had a second thought, I was walking out of Akira on Diversey wrapped in my own cocoon of happy fuzzy warmth by Ay Not Dead.
I've learned to accept, nee, embrace my love for man repelling clothing items (studded, patent leather anything, menswear that is actually menswear and not menswear inspired, animal hats with ears, and most recently - fur) and strut my stuff, albeit precariously on 4.5 inch studded platforms, down the street. Here's what I'll say to you, Midwestern fashionistas and the men who can't appreciate it, I would wear fur undergarments. I WOULD. And I'm not ashamed to admit that out loud. And neither should you be if you secretly, truly, madly deeply crave this coat.
· Akira [Official Site]
· JALBC [Official Site]