This faux-fur Trapper coat is made of a plush mohair and cotton blend woven into shaggy, slightly shiny fur. This fabric was upcycled from deadstock of iconic teddy bear manufacturer, Steiff. Fully lined in cupro, its lofty, knee-length shape has broad shoulders and a high, hooded collar with a bear-like allure that revisits epic moments of alpinism’s sartorial history. Classic duffle coat details include rope and wood toggles and wide flap pockets.
Margarete Steiff founded her company in 1880 and was joined in 1897 by her nephew Richard Steiff. He was to become the most important figure in the history of the teddy bear. Richard was a talented would often visit zoos to sketch the animals. He was particularly fascinated with the brown bears and wanted to make a soft toy that would capture their spirit and charm.