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Spring leather must haves from your Denver leather store!


March 3, 2021

Although it may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner. And Spring, as you may know, is the perfect time to showcase your Denver leather accessories! From vibrant purses and clutches to the always stylish bomber jacket- our Denver leather experts are here to help you stay forever fashionable by sharing the spring leather trends you need to know about. If you are ready to slay this season, check out our favorite leather trends below.  

Colorful leather handbags

From energetic mustard hues to elegant duck egg blue, brightly colored leather handbags are a must this spring season! The best part- this trend is super easy to replicate. From candy apple red clutches to canary yellow totes, we recommend choosing a vibrant shade that excites you and handbag size you are most comfortable with. It is also important to consider the material and opt for quality dyed leather rather than faux, as these types of materials can crack, crease, and peel over time. For a perfectly polished spring look, considering pairing this trend with your favorite monochromatic outfit!

Knee high leather boots

While this trend may not be for everyone, it will certainly make you stand out! Knee high leather boots, particularly in bright white, are a great way to add a touch of ‘60s gogo glam to your spring looks. If you are ready to elevate your spring style, these vintage-inspired boots are for you. For those looking for an effortless feel, we recommend a slouchy style paired with your favorite vintage dress or a fun pair of leggings. For something sleek, consider a form-fitting boot paired with a sexy little black dress or mini skirt.

Leather jackets

This classic spring accessory is always on trend! However, this is especially true of cropped and bomber styles this season. With many designers including variations of cropped leather jackets in their spring and summer collections, this leather trend is ideal for those searching for a chic outerwear option. We recommend opting for cropped leather that embraces a minimalist design and pairing it with a high waisted skirt, short, or pant. For those who prefer something longer with a bit more flash, the bomber jacket may be just what your spring wardrobe needs! With a plethora of designers including sporty and elegant designs, there is a bomber jacket style for just about any taste. Depending on your needs, this jacket can pair with your favorite t-shirt and boyfriend jeans or a form-fitting skirt.

If you are considering adding a leather jacket to your wardrobe, now is the perfect time! With a wide variety of leather and fur options at your disposal, we can find, or design, the perfect jacket for you. For questions about purchasing, repairing, storing, or cleaning your Denver leather or fur- we are here to help! Give our experts a call at 720-377-1555. You can also visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our fantastic showroom. Discover your perfect Denver leather jacket at Jonval Leathers and Furs!
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Four myths about fur debunked by your Denver Leather Store


February 25, 2021

Although fur has been used to make garments and goods for centuries, there are still many misconceptions about the international and domestic fur trade. Even though the fur trade is strictly regulated, encountering this misinformation may make you hesitate on investing in a quality Denver fur coat. Because of this, the fur coat specialists at Jonval are here to help you make an informed decision by debunking a few of these common fur myths!

Myth #1: Faux furs are the same quality as real furs

Many may wonder if faux fur is just as soft, cozy, and luxurious as real fur- it is not. While there have been some advances in how these synthetic products are created, imitation fur simply can not replicate the real thing. When considering quality, faux fur’s manmade fibers are unable to match real fur’s suppleness, warmth, and resilience. Although fake fur may be less expensive, all-natural fur coats can outlive them by decades. In fact, a quality fur coat can last anywhere between 50 and 60 years when properly cared for.

Myth #2: Faux fur is more sustainable

As discussed above, imitation fur is almost always made from synthetic products. These synthetic polymeric fibers (like acrylic and polyester) are essentially just plastics that have been derived from things like petroleum, coal, and limestone. As most of us know, plastics are terrible for the environment and do not biodegrade the same way as natural products, like real fur, do. Also, many faux-fur coats shed (just like the real thing). These tiny, non-biodegradable fibers have the potential to further pollute oceans or last hundreds of years in landfills.

Myth #3: There is no regulation of the fur trade

This common myth could not be farther from the truth! The fur trade is a heavily regulated industry. There are international fur standards among many nations, national Fur Rules in the U.S. from the Federal Trade Commission, and even state laws that monitor the fur industry. These rules and guidelines address everything from upholding standards of quality and safety to addressing animal cruelty concerns and ensuring these materials are obtained ethically.  

Myth #4: Domestic animals and endangered species are used to create fur goods

Both myths are wildly untrue. Because the fur industry is extremely regulated (as discussed above) reputable retailers only sell quality furs from animals like foxes, mink, beaver, and chinchilla. Domestic animals, like cats and dogs, are not used in the production of fur coats. This is also true of endangered species that are protected by law.
If you need assistance taking care of or purchasing a new Denver fur coat, look no further than Jonval Leathers and Furs! Check out our online gallery or visit us today at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our fantastic leather and fur showroom. For questions about buying, storing, or cleaning your leather and fur pieces- contact our experts at 720-377-1555. With so many options to choose from, discover your perfect Denver fur coat (or leather jacket) at Jonval Leathers and Furs!
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Now is the perfect time to find your Denver leather jacket style!


February 19, 2021

With the 2021 in full swing, your Denver leather store thinks now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a new leather jacket. However, with so many fabulous options to choose from you may be unsure of what type of jacket to invest in. Fret not, because our expert team has you covered! Take a look at our quick guide below to help you find the perfect Denver leather jacket for your style.

Edgy

If you prefer ripped jeans and band tees to khakis and button downs, then a traditional motorcycle jacket may just be the style for you! Adorned by punk rockers, metal heads, speed demons, and everything in between- this timeless option is perfect for those looking for something effortlessly cool. With endless zipper and button options, the motorcycle jacket lets you show off your inner Rockstar. While there are plenty of colorful selections, we recommend going for the classic black or brown variety. By choosing this style in a neutral color, you can pair it easily with anything in your wardrobe. For a casual look, consider pairing with your go-to jeans and t-shirt. For something more sophisticated, wear it draped over your favorite little black dress or with a slim-cut dress shirt and fitted trouser.

Chic

If elegance and sophistication is the look you are after, look no further than a café racer jacket. This minimalistic, fitted style emerged in Britain in the late 1950’s, eventually making its way to the U.S. and mainstream fashion. This refined style is perfect for those looking for something basic and always fashionable. We highly recommend purchasing this jacket in a traditional color, like jet black or tan. For a picture-perfect combination, consider pairing with a crisp-white t-shirt and tailored black pants. For chillier conditions, this jacket also pairs well with fitted sweaters and button-downs.

Trendy

Do you prefer your clothes to be on the cutting-edge of fashion? If so, a trendy leather jacket style might be just what you are looking for! With styles ranging from ultra-cropped café-racers to bright, colorful bomber jackets, the options are endless (and readily available). Whatever trendy leather jacket you decide to invest in, our biggest piece of advice is to make sure the fit is exactly what you are looking for. With a perfect fit, these show-stopping jackets are amazing additions to any fashionistas wardrobe!

Can’t Decide? Try Custom!

If you love the rocker-vibe of a motorcycle jacket, the fitted look of a café racer, and crave a color that pops- consider custom! With custom leather jackets, the possibilities are endless and tailor-made to fit your body and preferences. Custom leather jackets allow you the flexibility to mix trends and make every detail your own. At Jonval Leathers & Furs, we pride ourselves on our fantastic custom leather jacket tailoring, cleaning, and repairing services. If you have questions about custom or any of the styles listed above, give our experts a call at 720-377-1555. You can also stop by to view our fantastic inventory of fur and leather. Call us today to learn more!
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Your guide to fur and leather storage from your Denver leather store!


February 11, 2021

While we would love for you to never have to remove your fabulous Denver leather jacket and fur coat, we know this is impossible (and not that great for the material). So, when you are ready to take off your coat or jacket for the evening, for traveling, or for the season- how should you store it? These luxurious materials often require a bit more maintenance than other pieces and can be easily ruined by improper storage. Find out the best way to store your fur and leather garments to keep them looking their finest, below!

For home

Taking into consideration heat, moisture, and light is extremely important when storing these materials at home. Exposure to any of these elements in excess could ruin your fur or leather garments. For instance, sun damage can dry out the pelt of your mink coat while also creating discolorations on your leather jacket, excessive moisture can cause mold in both fur and leather, and heat (whether direct or indirect) can create irreparable cracks and creases. Along with avoiding over exposure to these elements, we recommend storing your natural fabrics in a dark, cool place inside a large 100% cotton garment bag. These bags will allow your fur and leather to breathe, while offering additional protection from dampness, pests, and light.  

For travel

If you are planning a trip or a move, you might be concerned about how to safely transfer your leather and fur goods. Although it may be possible to wear your leather jacket while traveling, this may not be possible with a fur or during a move. To best travel with these expensive pieces, it is worth purchasing a quality breathable garment bag, especially for your leather garments. For fur you may need something sturdier, like a heavy wardrobe or top-quality cardboard box. Before placing your fur in its container be sure to stuff the coat’s sleeves carefully with an uncolored acid-free material (like plain white paper), turn the shoulders inside out, and use a soft padding material to wrap the coat. If you are still unsure of how to travel best with your fur or leather coat, call our experts for professional advice.

For long term storage

Because fur and leather pieces require specific storage needs, our biggest piece of advice is to always utilize Jonval’s fur and leather coat storage services during the warm months or whenever you retire your coat or jacket for the season. With a temperature and humidity-controlled environment, our vault is the optimal setting for keeping your treasured piece in pristine condition. If you have questions or are interested in our professional storage services, contact our experts at (720) 377-1555. Looking to purchase a new fur coat or leather jacket? We have an amazing selection! Check out the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available or visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue.  You can also stop by to have your fur or leather pieces cleaned and repaired. Contact us today to learn more. 
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Is it time to alter your Denver fur coat?


February 4, 2021

A quality Denver fur coat is a luxurious investment piece that can last decades. However, what do you do when your coat no longer fits your style, climate, or body? While you can always purchase a fabulous new fur to add to your collection (and we have some great styles), alterations are a great alternative for this durable and versatile material. With alterations, Jonval’s master furriers can transform your old, frumpy fur into something new and perfectly tailored to you. Still on the fence? Check out our list of common coat complaints that can be easily fixed with alterations, below!

The coat is too long

While you may have preferred a longer fur coat in the past, it is completely possible your needs have changed. Although long fur coats offer unbeatable warmth and comfort, they can seem bulky or unflattering to some. If your coat needs a makeover, shortening the hemline is a great option! A shorter hem can offer a less formal look and create a more flattering appearance, especially for those on the petite side. If you have recently relocated to a milder climate, consider shortening the coat to your waist. The shorter length will make rocking your favorite fur comfortable, even in milder temperatures.

Portions of the fur are damaged or matted

While fur is an incredibly versatile material, it can be easily damaged. If your coat has spots that have seen better days, you may be surprised at the many ways your fur can be saved! If your coat is composed of a fur that is longer in length, shearing is a terrific and easy option. By shortening the length of the fur, matted or damaged portions may be removed or camouflaged. Having an expert furrier, like the team at Jonval, repair and properly clean damaged or fragile areas on your coat may also be beneficial.

Your style has changed

If your style is constantly evolving, you may find yourself bored with the fur coat your once adored. While we love the classic fur coat styles, you may desire something a bit more fashion-forward. If this is the case, there are many alteration options for you. For those looking for something glamorous and dramatic- consider coloring your fur! Dyeing your fur coat a deep red or blue hue is a great way to stand out and look fierce. For those who prefer something with a vintage flair, try removing the sleeves to transform your favorite coat into your favorite vest.
If you are interested in updating your fur pieces or looking to purchase the perfect Denver fur coat, give our experts a call at (720) 377- 1555. To view our amazing selection of items, check out the Jonval leather and fur gallery or visit our showroom at 6880 East Evans Avenue. Did you know we also offer fur and leather storage for the upcoming spring and summer months? Our fur vault is temperature and humidity controlled to ensure the best care of your treasured pieces. Contact us today to learn more about all our fur, leather, and shearling services! 
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