Get ready for the cold... Down fill mens coats, jackets & gilets 70% off at ASOS (e.g. Was £65, now £16 with free delivery & free returns)
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Get ready for the cold... Down fill mens coats, jackets & gilets 70% off at ASOS (e.g. Was £65, now £16 with free delivery & free returns)

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Found 11th Aug 2014
Quite a few coats available via the main deal link - most sizes available at time of posting (a few are sold out in the less stocked sizes e.g. XXS, XXL) but good variety for XS, S, M, L, XL

I'm sure these wont be on sale at this price when the temperatures plummet, so worth getting now & putting away for a month or 2 (hopefully the latter!)

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Ugly, creepy, infamous ASOS bearded man strikes again.

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0XYM0R0NIC

Ugly, creepy, infamous ASOS bearded man strikes again.



Haha I'm afraid he's modelling them all! Should have mentioned, model sold separately

He looks like the sicko off True Detectives.

Price glitch - when u add some of the jackets to basket it comes to £16

Down feathers are the result of animal cruelty.

http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-down-production.jpg

I orderded the £35 jacket which is already on sale for £16. Price glitch!!!!

If the price doesnt change to £16, try from mobile. Worked for me!

kazza242

Down feathers are the result of animal cruelty.



yawn

kazza242

Down feathers are the result of animal cruelty.



Looks like the neighbors lady garden

So I heard

Thanks just bought a coat I don't need

kazza242

Down feathers are the result of animal cruelty.




Can't agree more. Only reason why I avoid started to avoid down jackets and leather products. I really hope others avoid them too.

avinine86

Can't agree more. Only reason why I avoid started to avoid down jackets … Can't agree more. Only reason why I avoid started to avoid down jackets and leather products. I really hope others avoid them too.


Me too. I never realised until last year that the feathers and down for jackets / duvets etc comes from plucking LIVE birds again and again. Poor things, truly horrendous.

Banned

what's the sizing like ? and returns ?

sharpedges12

yawn



Your comment says more about you than me I'm afraid.

Crapweasel

Me too. I never realised until last year that the feathers and down for … Me too. I never realised until last year that the feathers and down for jackets / duvets etc comes from plucking LIVE birds again and again. Poor things, truly horrendous.



Yes and in this day and age there's absolutely no need for it. Unfortunately some people just don't seem to care.
Edited by: "kazza242" 11th Aug 2014

are these pole caught

kazza242

Yes and in this day and age there's absolutely no need for it. … Yes and in this day and age there's absolutely no need for it. Unfortunately some people just don't seem to care.



Only around 2% of feather come from live birds, I am not condoning this but there are very few products that do not have some ethical issues involved.

I never realised that about the down jackets and duvets. I own neither but I have been thinking about buying a down jacket.

I had assumed that the feathers came from birds that had been killed for food but if they are live animals plucked again and again that is horrendous.

Thank you for educating me.

kazza242

Yes and in this day and age there's absolutely no need for it. … Yes and in this day and age there's absolutely no need for it. Unfortunately some people just don't seem to care.



You do realise that we also kill and eat animals.

napolimp

You do realise that we also kill and eat animals.



yes you should stop doing that as well.

napolimp

You do realise that we also kill and eat animals.



These birds aren't used for food, they are chosen for the quality of their feathers which are ripped from them on a regular basis for the duration of their lives. Before you start being condescending maybe you could read around the subject. It's cruel and unnecessary.

kazza242

These birds aren't used for food, they are chosen for the quality of … These birds aren't used for food, they are chosen for the quality of their feathers which are ripped from them on a regular basis for the duration of their lives. Before you start being condescending maybe you could read around the subject. It's cruel and unnecessary.



I understand that it is cruel, but surely if you think that plucking an animal of it's feathers is bad, then killing an animal must be terrible.

napolimp

I only do one of those actually - am a vegetarian.



How can you be a vegetarian if you do either one of those things? AND it sounds as if you aren't opposed to the use of down feathers in products. Did you know that some of the biggest companies in the UK refuse to use down feathers because of the cruelty?

napolimp

I understand that it is cruel, but surely if you think that plucking an … I understand that it is cruel, but surely if you think that plucking an animal of it's feathers is bad, then killing an animal must be terrible.



I'm not getting into a discussion about my own opinions on animal welfare. Anyone with a head on their shoulders would know that plucking a live animal is barbaric and anyone who tries to justify it when there are humane alternatives is just plain selfish and cruel.

napolimp

I understand that it is cruel, but surely if you think that plucking an … I understand that it is cruel, but surely if you think that plucking an animal of it's feathers is bad, then killing an animal must be terrible.



I'm not siding here but if an animal is killed humanely (quickly) then it doesn't experience any pain. Compare that to plucking feathers from an animal for its entire life then surely there's an argument here for which is the crueler activity?

kazza242

How can you be a vegetarian if you do either one of those things? AND it … How can you be a vegetarian if you do either one of those things? AND it sounds as if you aren't opposed to the use of down feathers in products. Did you know that some of the biggest companies in the UK refuse to use down feathers because of the cruelty?



I have strong feelings about many things, but I can't say that the plucking of geese is one of them. Which companies are they, I'm genuinely interested, not trying to argue.

tawse57

I never realised that about the down jackets and duvets. I own neither … I never realised that about the down jackets and duvets. I own neither but I have been thinking about buying a down jacket.I had assumed that the feathers came from birds that had been killed for food but if they are live animals plucked again and again that is horrendous.Thank you for educating me.

I wouldn't take things said on these forums as fact.

kazza242

Down feathers are the result of animal cruelty.



Warm though...

MisterMadHatter

I'm not siding here but if an animal is killed humanely (quickly) then it … I'm not siding here but if an animal is killed humanely (quickly) then it doesn't experience any pain. Compare that to plucking feathers from an animal for its entire life then surely there's an argument here for which is the crueler activity?



But then it would be interesting to know how much pain they feel when they are plucked, maybe studies have been done on this subject, but it says they are plucked twice a year so maybe they would rather put up with that than be murdered. Who knows.

asos stuff spoils so quickly these days

Banned

Do I need the daft hipster beard to go with it?

napolimp

I have strong feelings about many things, but I can't say that the … I have strong feelings about many things, but I can't say that the plucking of geese is one of them. Which companies are they, I'm genuinely interested, not trying to argue.



John Lewis refuses to use live-plucked duck down for example.

I have to be honest, I'm very confused at how you could be a veggie but not concerned about something that is widely accepted to be cruel.

I don't want to be boring people so I'm going to finish here, I just hope that people will stop to think. A bargain isn't always what it seems.

Pikiechu

Only around 2% of feather come from live birds, I am not condoning this … Only around 2% of feather come from live birds, I am not condoning this but there are very few products that do not have some ethical issues involved.



Agree, not all animals are alive to feel the pain. They are sourced for their meat first and secondly their feathers or hides. Everybody is entitled to their opinion though but some are very quick to jump on the ethical bandwagon. Gosh if you knew where most of your clothes were made or how your food was prepared then we'd all die of starvation and hypothermia lol

napolimp

But then it would be interesting to know how much pain they feel when … But then it would be interesting to know how much pain they feel when they are plucked, maybe studies have been done on this subject, but it says they are plucked twice a year so maybe they would rather put up with that than be murdered. Who knows.



They're plucked more often than that in most cases. Apparently the birds scream and those that have open wounds from the plucking are sewn up without any anesthetic and then lay on the ground afterwards, completely frozen from the pain and trauma. Have a read of a few articles on it as there's a lot of information on the internet. It's certainly enough information to put me off buying these products when there are just as good alternative (and more humane) products available on the market.

MisterMadHatter

They're plucked more often than that in most cases. Apparently the birds … They're plucked more often than that in most cases. Apparently the birds scream and those that have open wounds from the plucking are sewn up without any anesthetic and then lay on the ground afterwards, completely frozen from the pain and trauma. Have a read of a few articles on it as there's a lot of information on the internet. It's certainly enough information to put me off buying these products when there are just as good alternative (and more humane) products available on the market.



I don't know, most articles seem to come from either animal charities, or the Daily Mail. Neither of which I find to be an unbiased, or reliable source for information.

aljack

Agree, not all animals are alive to feel the pain. They are sourced for … Agree, not all animals are alive to feel the pain. They are sourced for their meat first and secondly their feathers or hides. Everybody is entitled to their opinion though but some are very quick to jump on the ethical bandwagon. Gosh if you knew where most of your clothes were made or how your food was prepared then we'd all die of starvation and hypothermia lol



I think that's a fair point however, once you do find out about something being unethical, you can't just forget about it.

It's also in a company's interest to advertise that they don't use live-plucked down. If they aren't stating it, I'd be very suspicious.

According to the ASOS Animal Welfare Policy:

Feathers and down used in our products must be sourced as a by-product of the meat industry (excluding foie gras production) and from producers with good animal husbandry. Feathers and down must not be harvested through live plucking. (http://www.asosplc.com/~/media/Files/A/ASOS/documents/ASOS-Animal-Welfare-Policy-2.pdf)

napolimp

I don't know, most articles seem to come from either animal charities, or … I don't know, most articles seem to come from either animal charities, or the Daily Mail. Neither of which I find to be an unbiased, or reliable source for information.



Of course I agree, you have to take a lot of articles with a pinch of salt on the internet (especially from the Daily Mail). There are a few videos of YouTube (just search for 'plucking live geese'). The animals look reasonably traumatised to me, especially with the manner in which they're handled.

I'm not jumping on the ethical bandwagon either and we're all free to make our own choices in life. I think it's important to be as informed as you can be though and then you can make informed decisions. Ignorance (not saying you are by the way) is no excuse, just as ignorance to the law will not give you a 'get out of jail free' card if you break it.

Each to their own though and you have to make your own moral decisions in life. Some people don't consider the welfare of animals as important. My argument in cases like this is that if you were given a blank canvas in which to create a 'perfect' world, would you include activities like this in that world? If not then you have to ask yourself whether you should be supporting these kinds of things in the existing world that you live in.

Right, I'm stepping down from my soapbox now

tom00

According to the ASOS Animal Welfare Policy:Feathers and down used in our … According to the ASOS Animal Welfare Policy:Feathers and down used in our products must be sourced as a by-product of the meat industry (excluding foie gras production) and from producers with good animal husbandry. Feathers and down must not be harvested through live plucking. (http://www.asosplc.com/~/media/Files/A/ASOS/documents/ASOS-Animal-Welfare-Policy-2.pdf)



Much as I think kazza242 is right to promote animal rights and expose any bad industry practices, you're the one who actually has done the research and I'm of course hoping that ASOS are true to that policy with these jackets.

Either way, it has made me reconsider future products so well done to both of you.

Are we in the middle of a beard boom or something? I see a lot of young ish guys growing them now.
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