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Dress to impress this Valentine’s Day in your Denver fur coat!


December 21, 2021

Dress to impress this Valentine’s Day in your Denver fur coat!
Are you planning to spend this Valentine’s day with your significant other (or new fling) quietly at home or over a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant? Maybe you are planning a fun video chat session with your best friends or enjoying cocktails at a local bar. However you decided to enjoy this February fourteenth, do it in style by wearing your Denver fur coat! If you are ready to dress to impress (even if it is over a computer screen), we are here to give you a few tips on styling this fabulous winter accessory.

For a classic but simple style

For those with a simple and classic aesthetic, fur is a great way to add glamour and luxury to any outfit. Wherever you enjoy this special evening with your significant other, consider the always elegant pairing of tailored black trousers and a sleek white button-down. To easily elevate this classic outfit, style it with a waist-length, lightweight fur coat in a neutral color. If you and your partner will be dining (or imbibing) indoors most of the evening, try swapping the coat for a waist or knee-length fur vest. Fur vests are a fabulous and fashionable outfit addition that won’t leave you feeling overheated.

For a flirty, feminine look

If your style falls more on the feminine side, a Denver fur coat is the perfect accessory- especially for Valentine’s Day! Vibrant hues, like red and pink, stand out even more against a plush fur coat. If you are planning on donning something in a dazzling hue, we suggest coupling it with a classic fur coat style in a neutral color. A black, waist or knee-length mink coat pairs perfectly with just about any color dress or jumpsuit. Another great option would be a cropped chinchilla coat in a gray or white hue. If your flirty style prefers outerwear that makes a bright statement, there are plenty of options that offer a bit more flash. We highly recommend a bright-red fox fur coat, as this vivid pelt offers warmth, luxury, and style.

For an edgy flair

If you prefer outfits with an edge, adding a fur coat to your Valentine’s Day look is a great way to elevate and embellish your date-night standards. One of our favorite ensembles is a fitted-black tee and black skinny leather pants. This effortlessly cool look is made even more modern with a fur coat. While a monochromatic look is always chic, adding a beautiful pop of color is a perfect Valentine’s Day addition. We suggest something vibrant, like black-and-white rabbit fur or a brightly dyed fox or sheep option. For something even edgier, don your favorite barely-there black dress or a pair of slim-fit trousers and favorite muscle-fit ribbed black sweater. Top the outfit with your most glamourous longer-length fur in any color to look like the Rockstar you are.

Are you searching for the perfect Denver 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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Breaking in your Denver leather jacket


December 16, 2021

Breaking in your Denver leather jacket
When you get a new leather jacket, it usually takes some time before it gets soft and is more comfortable to wear. However, who wants to wait for their jacket to be soft and comfortable? Chances are if you’ve recently purchased your leather jacket you want to break it in immediately - good news for you. We have some tricks and tips to help get your leather jacket in tip top shape.

Pay attention to old leather jackets that have your desired look, ones that are worn already, and see where there is the most wear to the leather. When it comes to how to distress a leather jacket, remember to proceed carefully, because anything you do to your jacket cannot be undone. It is usually the collar, pockets, and under the sleeves that get the most wear from friction and rubbing. Leather will naturally get softer and broken-in over time, so be sure not to be too precise and be sure not to overdo it.

Some people will tell you to put your leather jacket in a washing machine and dryer, but this will cause serious shrinkage, so it’s best not to go down that proverbial road. Water will soften up the leather, however, and allow you to stretch and crease it at specific points on your body. In order to avoid shrinking your jacket significantly, try wearing it through a light drizzle – until the leather is damp. Then bend your arms repeatedly, find a punching bag, or do some pushups. The idea is to allow it to dry on your body, because as it dries it will form to your shape. If you can’t wait for the weather, lightly spray the jacket with water to the same effect. Just be sure to do it carefully. Do not drench it.

If you plan to prematurely “age” your jacket, it is important to choose strong, durable leather, because to break in a jacket, the leather must be strong enough to withstand the abuse. So it is imperative to know what type of leather the jacket is made of. Lambskin is soft and luxurious, but does not have the same tensile strength of cowhide or goatskin. And leather is not like fabric. You can’t stitch up a hole/tear, and marks and scratches are permanent. 

To take off some of the finish in your chosen areas to simulate a worn look, use a fine grade of steel wool to lightly and unevenly scratch the surface. Remember to use uneven strokes and proceed cautiously, because you can’t go back and erase the scratches. Anything you do to soften up the leather will speed the breaking-in process, so try scrunching it up into a ball; tie it up with twine; play catch with it; sit on it. The more you throw it around and soften it up, the more it will take on your shape.

We are proud to offer our customers the very best selection of leather from around the world, with an emphasis on quality and uniqueness – things you can’t readily find elsewhere. When it comes to better quality and luxury outerwear you really must come in and shop world-famous Jonval Leathers and Furs. Contact us today for more information: 720-377-1555.
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How to style your Denver fur coat this New Year’s Eve!


December 9, 2021

How to style your Denver fur coat this New Year’s Eve!
From spending a quiet evening-in alongside a loved one or close friends to enjoying a socially distanced bash, this New Year’s Eve you may be celebrating a bit differently than in years past. However you choose to ring in the much anticipated new year, do it in style by wearing your Denver fur coat! If you are ready to rock the night away (even if it is via Zoom), our experts are here to give you a few tips on styling this luxurious winter accessory.

For a festive, feminine look

If your style falls more on the feminine side, fur is a fantastic accessory- especially for New Year’s Eve! Sequins and glitter are a hallmark during this time of year, and they look stunning against a lush fur coat. If you are planning on donning something with a bit of sparkle, we suggest coupling it with a classic fur coat style in a neutral color. A black, waist or knee-length mink coat pairs perfectly with just about any color dress or jumpsuit. Another great option would be a cropped chinchilla coat in a gray or white hue. If you will be celebrating outdoors and want your coat to be the star, consider a longer-length coat with a bit of flash. A bright-red fox pelt is perfect for keeping the cold at bay and making a statement. For added glamour, consider pairing with oversized earrings and a bold red lip.

For an edgier style

If your style tends to be a bit more on the rocker-side, adding a fur coat to your New Year’s Eve outfit is a great way to stand out even more. One of our favorite ensembles is a fitted-black tee and black skinny leather pants. This effortlessly cool look is made even more modern with a fur coat. While a monochromatic look is always chic, why not step it up for New Year’s Eve? After all, it has been a long year. We suggest something vibrant, like black-and-white rabbit fur or a brightly dyed fox or sheep option. For something even edgier, consider a pair of form-fitting black trousers with a tight, black high-neck sweater. Top the outfit with your most glamourous longer-length fur in any color to look like the Rockstar you are.

For a classic, gender neutral vibe

For those with a more classic or gender-neutral style, fur is a fantastic way to spice up your look. For New Year’s Eve, consider the always elegant pairing of a black trouser and white button-down shirt. Elevate the look by styling it with a waist-length, lightweight fur coat in a neutral color. For those celebrating indoors, consider adding a waist or knee-length fur vest. Fur vests are a fabulous and fashionable outfit addition that won’t leave you feeling overheated.
Are you searching for the perfect Denver 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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The best leather pieces for your summer wardrobe from your Denver leather store


December 9, 2021

The best leather pieces for your summer wardrobe from your Denver leather store
With summer in full swing, you may be unsure of what leather pieces you should sport this season. While it may be intimidating to add quality Denver leather pieces to your summer wardrobe, it is easier than you think! If you are ready to find out what the best leather pieces are and how to incorporate them into your summer styling, check out our tips below.

Leather skirts and dresses

For an on-trend look that screams summer, opt for a leather skirt or dress. These leather wardrobe staples are a great way to add sophistication and edge to any summer outfit. While black leather skirts and dresses are perfect any time of year, they can get a bit warm during the summer months. Because black tends to soak up the sun’s rays and keep in heat, we suggest opting for leather skirts and dresses in neutral shades. Investing in shades of tan, beige, dusty rose, and light blue are a great way to look fabulous and not overheat in your leather pieces. For a summer afternoons spent out and about, we suggest pairing a neutral-colored knee or thigh-length leather skirt with your favorite oversized plain white-tee.

Leather shorts and pants

While some may be intimidated at the thought of wearing a leather short or pant, these can be fantastic additions to any fashion-forward summer wardrobe. For those who like to show a little leg when temperatures rise, a pair of leather short shorts is perfect for summer styling. Consider pairing with a bold animal print top or crisp white button down for a warm weather look that will not disappoint. Leather pants can also be a great summer option, although it is best to keep the rest of your outfit simple and light. We suggest pairing your favorite fitted leather trousers with a crop top or t-shirt in a light-weight material and neutral shade. This will allow you to stay cool, while looking fierce.

Leather jackets and vests

Level-up your summer wardrobe with a cropped leather jacket style. This on-trend accessory is perfect for an outfit that will keep you looking and feeling cool, even on steamy summer nights. Pair with a high-waisted trouser or skirt and breezy top for an elegant ensemble with edge. For those who prefer a longer-length leather jacket, consider a less is more approach. Pair with bike shorts, crop tops, and other summer wardrobe staples for a trendy grunge inspired look. For those in extra-warm climates, a sleeveless leather vest is also a great option to beat the summer heat while appearing effortlessly cool.

If you are ready to invest in a quality leather jacket or accessory this summer, contact the experts at Jonval today! With an incredible showroom of leather and fur pieces to discover, we can find (or design) your dream jacket. You can also stop by to have your leather and fur items cleaned, stored, or repaired. Contact us today at 720-377-1555 to learn more about our services. 
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A quick guide to understanding leather grades from your Denver leather store


November 23, 2021

A quick guide to understanding leather grades from your Denver leather store
If you have ever wondered what type of leather to buy, the folks at Jonval are here to help! From top-grain to genuine leather, we are ready to give you some expert tips on how to recognize leather qualities or grades. Whether this is your first leather purchase or twentieth, understanding the key traits of the common leather grades can help you shop with confidence. Review our guide below and become a leather pro!

Full grain and top grain

While full and top grain leathers are both typically made from the best part of the cow hide, however there are a few differences. Although all leather is created by tanning a cow hide, full grain leather is the least processed. This leaves the hide mostly intact, allowing its natural imperfections and markings to remain. This quality leather is also extremely durable, but only somewhat water resistant. Full grain jackets also develop a thin layer of protection over time, called a patina. This protective layer helps guard your leather jacket from wear and tear, but also adds a beautiful luster to the material.

Although full grain is considered by some to be the highest-end of leather grades, top grain may be the most popular. While both leather grades are made from the top layer of the cowhide, top grain is created through a process called splitting. This means that the hide’s outer layer and hair is removed. The material is then sanded and smoothed, which removes many of its larger imperfections. This makes top-grain leather slightly thinner and more flexible than full grain, while also providing a more durable and stain resistant leather.

Split grain and suede

This common leather grade is often considered to be at the lower end of quality. While these leather varieties are often more affordable than their full and top grain counterparts, they do not contain any of the hide’s original markings. Typically made from the bottom of the cowhide, this type of leather is frequently softer and more pliable. Suede, the most common form of split-grain leather, is a great option for those seeking a cost-effective leather good. Although it is important to note that split-grain varieties may offer less durability than other leather grades.

Genuine leather

Also made from the bottom on the cowhide, this leather grade is even more processed than split-grain. Frequently the least expensive leather available, genuine leather products tend to be more fragile and less luxurious than higher quality grades.

Have questions about leather grades or purchasing a Denver leather jacket? Our experts at Jonval Leather and Fur are ready to help! 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. Visit our showroom to view our incredible inventory of fur and leather or 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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