You walk past it every day. It catches your eye and slows your walk.
It’s fur, it’s real, and you want it.
Buying your first fur coat can be a little intimidating, and it’s not an investment to be taken lightly. Purchasing a fur coat is a big fashion step, but comes with many benefits. Unlike coats made from other materials, real fur coats last years with the right care and storage.
Fur can hold up so well, it can even outlive fashion trends. But don’t worry; fur is a strong, versatile fabric. Fur restyling is a great option to transform any fur into a new garment.
Real fur has been used to protect against the cold for centuries. Today, fur is still a practical choice to fight the clutches of winter while staying uniquely fashionable.
Before you make this major purchase, you owe it to yourself to do a little research on furs and your style. A little planning will make sure you buy the fur coat of your dreams.
Know the Types of Furs
There are dozens of types of furs out there, which can feel overwhelming. But it is always a good idea to learn a little bit about each popular type of fur so you can make an informed decision.
Mink is described as “the” fur coat choice for men and women. Mink is a member of the weasel family and is known internationally for its plush, cloud-like feel. A mink coat is synonymous with glamour and sophistication. Mink is found throughout North America, but most mink is now farmed to ensure high quality breeding and upbringing. Female mink are smaller and have softer, lighter furs compared to their male counterparts.
Mink coats go great for upscale events, but also come in causal styles. The price can range from just shy of $1,000 to upwards of $10,000. If you are interested in a mink coat, look for obvious high quality and design.
Rabbit fur is loved by many for its beauty, flexibility, and affordable price range. Rabbit fur is light, yet warm with a soft feel. It’s especially celebrated for its versatility. You can enjoy this stunning fur in its natural state or it can be plucked, sheared, and dyed to make it look like other, more expensive furs like chinchilla.
One variety of rabbit is Rex rabbit. This unique breed was first discovered in France in the early 1900’s, and has a rare recessive gene so it has a naturally silkier coat.
Chinchilla fur is the softest fur on the planet. This fur’s elegant blue gray hue makes it an enviable choice for any fashionista. Chinchilla has the softest fur because of its density: the highest of any other animal. Despite the fur’s density, it’s one of lightest types of coats you can buy.
There are many other furs including fox, coyote, and lamb, to name a few. When you’re shopping for your fur, touch the pelts to see which coat is a perfect match for you.
Know Your Style
After deciding your favorite kind of fur, next consider your own personal style. How are you going to wear your fur?
Don’t limit your fur coat to a fancy night out on the town. Fur can be worn on a fun night with your friends, or even as an everyday item to throw on over jeans and a blouse. New fur styles on the runway incorporate fur in whimsical colors and patterns.
If your style is traditional, opt for more classic furs in full-length styles. Furs in dark brown or black will give off an aura of sophistication and class. If you want to add your fur as a regular aspect of your wardrobe, go for a shorter coat or jacket style that hits at the waist. Because of new advances in technology, furs come in every color and pattern, so don’t be afraid to try something new.
No matter what your style, there is a real fur coat for you.