The Nursey Classic Sheepskin Coat
If the British people, as Churchill suggested, prefer to hear how bad things really are, then I won't beat about the bush. After five generations, Nursey (1846) — the family-run Suffolk sheepskin business, based in Bungay — faces closure next month unless a buyer is found. The famous Nursey sheepskin coat will be no more.
Are we taking this lying down? — no, we are not. A Churchillian response is required. I'm writing about the plight of Nursey here in the hope that someone with actual clout can do something about it. Is that Churchillian enough?
Here we see the Classic Sheepskin Coat above and below; it has four-button fastening, with front pockets and side vents. It's made in Bungay to last a lifetime. We can't let this name, and these coats, disappear and become yet another deceased but collectable British label on the vintage circuit — can we?
Let's not forget that the sheepskin coat was once a staple of British street style; it was very much a favourite amongst mods in the 60s and suedeheads in the 70s. And they would want for none finer than a Nursey. Nor should we.