October 10, 2012 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #605155
How do men pick streimel colors? Does it match their hair or does it go in the family?
My family is yeshivish so I don’t know who to ask.October 10, 2012 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #899341WIYMember
If these are the concerns then the shtreimel has no meaning no offense.October 10, 2012 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #899342mythoughtsParticipant
White with black stripes is really a hot seller these days.October 10, 2012 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #899343avhabenParticipant
What “meaning” is a shtreimel supposed to have (if worn with the proper kavana)???October 10, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #899344WIYMember
It isnt supposed to be a fashion statement of some sort where you try to match the hairs with your hair or what not. Real old school chassidim arent into this kind of stuff.October 11, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am #899345
I’m a litvish girl and wanted to know what the color means. Matching it to hair seemed most logical but clearly isn’t true. So what do the colors mean?October 11, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am #899346tryinghardMember
I’m unsure how you pick a color. I guess a sales man in the store can help you with that. WIY, why is a wig supposed to be more of a “fashion statement”? (Wives of “real chassidim” aren’t into “that kind of stuff” either).October 11, 2012 1:46 am at 1:46 am #899347WhiteberryMember
“How do men pick streimel colors?”
The same way Yeshivishe males pick their hat color.
“Does it match their hair”
Blonde stremels or hats, would look kind of stupid, don’t you think? I’m trying to picture a flaming redhead and his streimel.
“or does it go in the family?”
The only family that matters is the beaver family the streimel came from.October 11, 2012 9:11 am at 9:11 am #899348Geordie613Participant
Hiilarious!!October 11, 2012 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #899349mrs. KatzMember
I think that the kallah’s family pick the shtraimel, so matbe it depends on her hair color.October 12, 2012 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #899350
This was actually a semi-serious question. So my conclusion is that streimels are picked to be brown, but you can pick whichever color you like, and it doesn’t really matter so long as it’s black or brown.October 12, 2012 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #899351avhabenParticipant
Some people wear a white shtreimel. Especially in Yerushalayim.October 14, 2012 1:18 am at 1:18 am #899352
Thanks Avhaben.October 14, 2012 1:56 am at 1:56 am #899353innocent bystanderMember
It’s quite simple.
The color depends on the quality an type of the fur.
Chassanim generally get the more expensive sable ur which tens to be lighter in color.October 14, 2012 2:21 am at 2:21 am #899354yaakov doeParticipant
Doesn’t it depend on what animal’s fur is used. Looking at the old photos from from Eastern Europe there’s little resmblence between those streimlach and what we see today.October 14, 2012 3:41 am at 3:41 am #899355golden momMember
Like all hair including sheitel it changes color from the sun. And ps most of the strimels u see r not “real” fur too expensive and too hard to maintain if sb has a real one they only wear to simchas the other one which is called “the rain streimel” is worn every wkOctober 14, 2012 5:17 am at 5:17 am #899356
Thanks innocent, that was interesting. And to whoever said it lightens.
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