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Give the gift of genuine Denver leather this holiday season


November 20, 2020

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may be wondering what to surprise your special someone with. If that is the case, ditch the boring options and reward your loved one with the gift of a quality leather good from your Denver leather store! From custom driving gloves to a gorgeous leather jacket, the experts at Jonval Leather and Furs are ready to help you find the perfect present.

For the fashionista

For the loved one who loves fashion a leather jacket is a wonderful winter wardrobe addition! From the classic bomber to an edgy moto-cross style, we have a leather jacket for everyone. Searching for something extra special? Consider a luxurious leather jacket with beautiful fox or mink fur lining. For the friend who wants something unique and with a fun retro-vibe, consider an always cozy and cool shearling jacket. For those on your list who always sport the most current trends, consider a fashion-forward cropped or brightly colored leather jacket. Whatever style you are searching for, we can help you find it.

For the driving aficionado

If your special someone loves all things cars or motorcycles, we have you covered! From chic café-racer leather jackets to custom driving gloves, we can help you. If your partner loves their bike (almost) as much as they love you, a perfectly tailored leather jacket is sure to wow them. For those who prefer a slim-fit and effortlessly cool style, consider a café-racer. These snug-fitting, minimalistic jackets are perfect for anyone looking to stay warm and stylish on the open road. Think your loved one would prefer something with a bit more hardware? Consider the traditional motorcycle jacket. This timeless option will never go out of style. If a leather jacket is not quite what you are searching for, consider a pair of custom-made quality leather driving gloves. A fantastic option for all budgets, driving gloves are a useful and beautiful gift.  

For anyone on your nice list

From your sibling to your best friend, the gift of fine leather will show anyone how much you care. Whether you are on a tight-budget or looking to splurge, we have an option for you! In fact, you can even request custom items from our amazing leather experts. This holiday season let us create a leather gift that is as unique as the person receiving it. We promise your friends, family, and special someone will love it.

If you are ready to purchase the perfect holiday gift, contact the professionals at Jonval Leather and Fur. With a wide variety of leather (and fur) jackets at your disposal, we can find, or design, the jacket that is perfect for you and matches your style. If you have questions about your leather jacket or simply want to view our incredible inventory of fur and leather, give our team a call at 720-377-1555. You can also stop by to have your fur or leather pieces repaired, cleaned, or stored. Call us today to learn more!
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Top four reasons you should invest in a Denver fur coat


November 12, 2020

If you have been considering purchasing the perfect Denver fur coat, this winter is the ideal time to do so! With a history spanning multiple centuries, fur coats are one of the few luxury items built to withstand a wide variety of winter weather (and beyond). While the benefits of buying a beautiful fur coat are numerous, we have narrowed it down just for you. Take a look below to find out our four favorite reasons you should invest in a new Denver fur coat this season.

Longevity

One of the most remarkable things about fur is its durability. A properly stored and cared for fur garment can last anywhere between 50 and 60 years (or even longer). The fur coat’s long shelf-life makes this investment piece perfect for those looking for an option that stands the test of time. If you find your garment becomes damaged or no longer fits your style, do not fret! Fur coats can be altered or upcycled. These options can breathe new life into your old coat or be transformed into something new, like a beautiful muff or extra cozy throw.

Quality

The quality found in a Denver fur coat is unmatched. This is especially true when comparing faux and other alternative textiles. While faux furs are often made of synthetic materials that shed microplastics when washed, real fur garments consist of all natural, biodegradable pelts. It is also important to note that the fur used to produce these garments is held to a very high standard. This is often reflected in the higher price of fur coats, especially those made from chinchilla and mink. However, there are still high-quality, less costly options like beaver and fox.

Warmth

The warmth found from a real fur coat is often unmatched. This is because fur holds in body heat much better than other types of synthetic winter coats. Fur acts as a boundary between your body and the cold. When frigid temperatures strike, your fur coat offers a much larger boundary layer between the air and your body. The fur your coat consists of also deflects the chilly air, improving insulation and keeping you cozy.

Style

With the fur coat’s rich history, it is no surprise that these luxurious pieces have remained iconic in the fashion industry. With options ranging from long, classic silhouettes to modern, cropped versions- there is a fur coat style for anyone. When choosing the perfect style fur for you, be sure to consider why you are investing in this garment. If it is for warmth, consider a longer, heavier option that drapes below the waist. If you are looking for a statement piece, consider pelts that offer unique color profiles, like fox or mink.

Are you finally ready to invest in a quality fur coat?  We have an incredible 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 and leather pieces cleaned, stored, and repaired. Contact our experts today at (720) 377-1555 to learn more.
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Now is the perfect time to break in your Denver leather jacket!


November 5, 2020

If you have recently purchased a Denver leather jacket for this winter season (and many more to come), you may be surprised at how the leather feels at first. It is completely normal for new leather garments to feel a little stiff and snug. However, do not fret! This is only temporary. The leather feels like this because it has not been “broken in,” meaning the fibers have not been loosened and softened yet. When breaking in your leather jacket, it is extremely important to keep a few things in mind, as improperly breaking it in can cause severe damage. Take a look at our quick guide to breaking in your leather jacket and make it the most comfortable coat you own!

Wear as much as possible

The best way to break in your quality Denver leather jacket is to wear it… constantly! Taking a quick walk? Throw on your jacket. Sitting around the house? Get cozy and lounge around in your jacket. Working from home? Wear your jacket over your favorite athleisure look to achieve “coolest in the home office” status. Wearing your leather jacket as much as possible allows the fibers to loosen and conform to your body over time. However, it is extremely important to use caution during this process. Whatever is done to the leather while breaking it in cannot be undone. Oftentimes your jacket will naturally wear quickly in areas that receive a lot of bodily friction, like around the elbows, collar, and pockets. If you find an area in your leather is wearing too quickly or seems too distressed, be sure to contact a leather expert before continuing to try to distress it.

Do not wash or dry

Do not try to wash or dry your leather jacket at home (we mean it). Leather, while durable, can be extremely sensitive to water, high heat, and detergents. When breaking in your jacket, washing it will not be helpful. In fact, washing and/or drying your leather jacket at home can dry it out, shrink it, cause it to crack, or completely ruin it. If you find a stain or think your jacket needs cleaned, contact a cleaner that specializes in leather- like the cleaners at Jonval.

Try conditioning

Conditioning your Denver leather jacket is a great way to add some softness and flexibility. This is a fantastic technique for newer jackets, but can also be used for older, stiff jackets. However, be sure to check your garment’s care label and use a conditioner formulated specifically for that type of leather. If you are unsure about what type of leather conditioner to use, contact a leather expert for advice.

If you are ready to invest in a quality leather jacket or fur coat, 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 and leather pieces cleaned, stored, and repaired. Contact our experts today at (720) 377-1555 to learn more.
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Winter care tips for your Denver fur coat


October 29, 2020

Whether you have owned a Denver fur coat for years or recently purchased one, you may not be aware of how to properly care for it. Understanding how to maintain your fur coat is key in keeping it looking its best this season and for years to come. Because of this, we have rounded up a few of our favorite tips and tricks to take the best care of your beloved fur. From things to avoid to how to store, the experts at Jonval Leather and Fur have you covered with this quick guide to fur maintenance.

Hang properly

Like your Denver leather jacket, fur coats need specialized hangers to keep their shape. Opting for a wide, durable padded hanger with a longer neck that prevents the coat's delicate collar from pressing against the rod. Because your fur is highly susceptible to dust, be sure to place it in a 100-percent cotton bag when not in use. Unlike plastic bags, cotton allows your fur to breath and prevents the pelt from drying out and potentially cracking. Since winter weather can bring with it snow and rain showers, always be on the lookout for trapped moisture. If your coat becomes damp, lightly shake out as much of the moisture as possible and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated area.
 
Be aware of potential hazards

When wearing your fabulous fur, be mindful of accessories, make-up, and perfumes. Heavy necklaces, thick-strapped purses, and broaches can mat your fur- potentially creating bald spots. Try avoiding these accessories or wearing against your clothing, underneath your coat. If possible, avoid applying hair spray while wearing your fur, as the alcohol can penetrate the pelt and cause drying. Perfumes can also create problems as the oils from them can seep into the fur, creating a rancid odor that may not be removable. Some make-up can also wreak havoc on your coat, as it often contains alcohols and oils. To avoid this, consider adding a light scarf to your outfit as a warm and fashionable barrier.

Utilize professional cleaning services

We highly recommend professional cleaning your Denver fur coat at least once a year, even if you only wear it during the winter. Animal fur can harbor dust, oils, and odors that only an expert furrier can tackle. Professional cleaning can also protect your fur from shedding and help maintain its natural luster.

Store when not wearing

Our biggest piece of advice is to always utilize Jonval’s fur coat storage services during the summer months, or whenever you retire your coat 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 are interested in storing your fur or leather contact our experts at (720) 377-1555. Ready to purchase your first fur coat? 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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Keep your Denver leather jacket looking like new this winter


October 23, 2020

Your Denver leather jacket is a versatile, durable, and (most of all) beautiful investment piece. When properly cared for, these gorgeous garments can last decades. However, late fall and early winter conditions can cause some wear and tear on these pieces. If you have noticed your favorite leather jacket losing a bit of its luster, try these tips to keep it looking like new!

Read the label

One of the easiest ways to keep your Denver leather jacket looking great is to read the care instructions. While some jackets can withstand certain levels of water and heat exposure, others can be destroyed by these. Always check the manufacturer’s label (frequently located on the interior of the jacket around the neck or torso) and follow it to the letter. If you are unsure or cannot find the care instructions, contact our leather experts for guidance.

Invest in professional cleaning and tailoring

Related to following the care instructions, most (if not all) quality leather jackets require professional cleaning and tailoring. Never attempt to wash or dry your leather jacket at home. Dryers can deplete your supple leather of its moisture, leaving you with a dried and cracked garment. Washing your leather can also destroy it, as many leathers require very specific cleaning conditions. Although the winter is a great time to get your jacket cleaned, be sure the cleaners you choose are well-versed in leather maintenance. Having your leather cleaned at least once a year by a professional is a great way to keep it shiny, soft, and supple.

Tailoring your jacket once every few years is also a great way to keep it looking new. Just as our bodies change year-to-year, your leather jacket can also change over time. If your jacket is ill-fitting or needs a style update, getting it professionally tailored by a leather expert is the perfect solution.

Hang and store properly

Hanging and storing your leather jacket properly is one of the most important steps to keeping it looking its best. Although you may be tempted to fold your jacket, this can cause unwanted cracks and creases. When not wearing your jacket, it is best to hang it. When hanging your jacket, always avoid wire hangers as these can create permanent, unwanted bumps and creases in the shoulders. Instead, we recommend using wide, padded hangers that do not distort the shape of your jacket. It is also important to hang your jacket in a well-ventilated closet that does not receive direct sunlight, as this can discolor the leather.

When you are ready to retire your jacket for the season, we also recommend utilizing professional storage options, like the ones at Jonval. These temperature-controlled facilities are the perfect option to keep your leather jacket in pristine condition! If you have any questions about maintaining, 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 inventory of leather and fur. Discover your perfect Denver leather jacket at Jonval Leather and Fur! 
 
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