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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:36 PM

Does anyone wear a muff anymore? Know what one is?

Vaguely remember having one as a little girl in the 40s.

Read on internet they were common in US until the 50s.

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Reply Does anyone wear a muff anymore? Know what one is? (Original post)
bobbieinok Mar 2019 OP
rzemanfl Mar 2019 #1
still_one Mar 2019 #2
elleng Mar 2019 #9
still_one Mar 2019 #10
elleng Mar 2019 #11
still_one Mar 2019 #12
whathehell Mar 2019 #3
rzemanfl Mar 2019 #4
sinkingfeeling Mar 2019 #5
hlthe2b Mar 2019 #6
shraby Mar 2019 #7
elleng Mar 2019 #8
Itchinjim Mar 2019 #13
Arazi Mar 2019 #14
Arkansas Granny Mar 2019 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2019 #16
ProudLib72 Mar 2019 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2019 #19
ProudLib72 Mar 2019 #20
bobbieinok Mar 2019 #23
tblue37 Mar 2019 #26
sarge43 Mar 2019 #29
KT2000 Mar 2019 #17
Leith Mar 2019 #21
akraven Mar 2019 #22
Coventina Mar 2019 #24
tblue37 Mar 2019 #25
Runningdawg Mar 2019 #27
ProudMNDemocrat Mar 2019 #28
MFM008 Mar 2019 #30
Iris Mar 2019 #31
customerserviceguy Mar 2019 #32
deek Apr 2019 #33

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:39 PM

1. I remember girls using them in the '50s. I will bravely search the word on Amazon.

Being a guy and all that.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. What is the difference between a scarf and a muffler?

This assumes you are not referring the muffler that absorbs sound from the noise of an engine, because that would be very uncomfortable to wear I suspect


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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:46 PM

9. Not muffLER, but MUFF.

See pics below.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:52 PM

10. Thanks

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Response to still_one (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:53 PM

11. OK!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:53 PM

12. I actually did mix it up, so thanks for the correction and heads up

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:41 PM

3. I don't know if anyone wears them anymore..

but I had one as a four year old in the early 1950's.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:42 PM

5. I always had s muff from late 40s thru the 50s. I haven't seen

one in a while.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:43 PM

6. Just searching on Amazon for muff yields at least a dozen...



Frankly, I could see one coming in handy at a very cold football game.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:45 PM

7. I had one as a little girl too.

I felt sooo elegant.
Mine had a ribbon or something like that. It went around my neck so it wouldn't drop on the ground.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:45 PM

8. Yes, had one in the 40s.

Actually have a picture of me with it!!!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:03 PM

13. I don't wear them but I dive into them occasionally

Somebody had to say it.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. Most pullover sweatshirts have a front pocket zone that acts as a muff

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:33 PM

15. I remember having one as a little girl. The only place I've seen them lately is

in knitting pattern magazines. I haven't actually seen one in use for decades.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:37 PM

16. I had one or two as a little girl in the 1950s.

They are hugely impractical, because it's kind of like having your hands in handcuffs. Soft, fuzzy, but still handcuffs of a sort.

Gloves are more practical.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:51 PM

18. That's what I think too

Very impractical. Gloves make more sense. Evidently, heavier gloves were not stylish enough for women back in the day?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:55 PM

19. It's really more connected to women

being made helpless in various ways. A lot of women's clothing does that. High heels are a good example.

I have worn high heels myself, both when required for a job (yes, they were) or because I liked them with a particular outfit. But when I see a movie with a woman wearing six inch stiletto heels while walking all over NYC, I know I'm seeing that because the males who are making the movie are fetishizing that.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 10:03 PM

20. Or foot binding!

I've been watching Marco Polo on Netflix, and there are some scenes of binding a young girl's feet (and what it will take to undo the damage).

So I will agree with you about making women helpless to one extreme or another.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:14 PM

23. Read somewhere high heels started with male French aristocrats in17th ? century

Found that really odd.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:06 PM

26. Before even that, Mongol warriors wore "high heels" to anchor their feet as

they rode. Notice that cowboy boots are also "high heels."

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:29 PM

29. Louie 14 was on the short size, so high heels

If Lew had worn a tutu and fish net hose, the rest of the court fanboys would have.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:40 PM

17. tried to make a fur one

for a doll outfit. Failed - it was impossible to turn inside out.
Had one as a kid but found it impractical as I needed my hands to function. I thought it was just for standing still for a picture or something.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 10:53 PM

21. I had one in the early 60s

A hand-me-down. Unlike gloves and mittens, it really kept my hands warm while inside it. A muff would be good for when watching a football game or some outside winter sport.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:37 PM

22. Lots more comfy than gloves!

Alaska chiming in - yeah, we still do.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 02:22 PM

24. I had one as a kid in the 70s. n/t

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:02 PM

25. No, because women need their hands to actually do things like open doors and

carry bags. A muff "hobbles" the hands, so we wear gloves instead. When women sat there and waited for men to do all those little hand necessities for them, they could use a muff.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:13 PM

27. Yeah I wear/use one

It's actually a 2 for 1 - it's a purse too. I wear it in the winter when I am dressed nicely and don't want to carry and purse and gloves. I have a matching hat as well. A friend brought them to me from Yugoslavia in the 90's.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:25 PM

28. You mean these?????

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To keep the hands warm?

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 04:06 PM

30. I has one in the 60s

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 04:31 PM

31. I had one as a child - late 60s/early 70s

Wished for one this past winter.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 04:41 PM

32. With the advent of the smartphone

and the seemingly constant need to use them that many people have, this is a fashion trend that is not coming back any time soon.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 12:57 AM

33. Oh yes!

I'm 61 am remember having a white rabbit fur one when I was a child. Who knows if it was really white rabbit fur? God I hope not!

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