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Three reasons to invest in a custom Denver leather jacket this year


January 14, 2021

With 2020 finally coming to a long-awaited end, you may be considering adding a new Denver leather jacket to your wardrobe. If that is the case, it is time to take the plunge and invest in a custom leather jacket from Jonval Leather and Furs. While you can always buy a beautiful, ready-made jacket from our fantastic showroom, purchasing a custom jacket puts you in complete control. With custom you can pick the style, the leather, the lining, and everything in-between. If you are still on the fence, check out our three favorite reasons to purchase a custom Denver leather jacket below!

Reason #1: The perfect fit
With custom leather jacket services from Jonval, say goodbye to awkward fits and endless frustration! Your custom jacket will be tailored to your exact specifications. Prefer a snug-fit or tapered waist? With a custom jacket, the fit will be unlike anything you have owned before. When fitting your jacket to your body, be sure to inspect any previous leather jackets. If you find the elbows worn out easily or there is extra strain in the shoulder, let your expert Jonval tailor know. We can easily adjust and reinforce trouble areas, giving you extra years of wear!

Reason #2: Endless customization options
Because your jacket will be made to your specifications, the customization options are endless. For instance, if you are looking for an exceptionally warm leather jacket, you can request a luxurious fur lining or collar. Have a vintage leather jacket from a loved one you cannot part with? Our amazing designers can incorporate pieces of it. Because your jacket will be made with your needs and wants in mind, you can decide every aspect of it. To help ensure you get exactly what you want, be sure to bring in photographs of things you like. This can help refresh your memory about any specific customizations and offer a visual representation of what you are looking for.

Reason #3: It will look great
One of the best reasons to invest in a custom leather jacket is the way it will look and make you feel! With a perfectly tailored, one-of-a-kind Denver leather jacket, you are sure to feel confident and look effortlessly stylish for years to come (especially if you always follow the care instructions). If you are ready to treat yourself to something extra special this year, it is time to invest in a custom leather jacket!

Are you ready to purchase the leather jacket of your dreams? 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 Leather and Fur!
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Tips for breaking in your Denver leather jacket


January 13, 2021

One of the things people love the most about their Denver leather jacket is how it seems to get better with age. New leather jackets can sometimes feel a little stiff and uncomfortable, but this is easy to fix. Breaking in, or softening, your leather garment is easier than you think. If you have finally purchased the Denver leather jacket of your dreams, be sure to follow our tips to break it in properly.

Wear as much as possible

The absolute best way to break in your Denver leather jacket is to wear it as much as possible! Although you may be tempted to save your leather jacket for special occasions, this can make the breaking in process take much longer than necessary. Wearing your leather jacket helps the leather move, stretch, and breathe, enabling it to mold to your body over time. If you are working from home, try wearing it while you work. The constant arm and elbow movement can help wear down those areas, making them softer and more comfortable. Out for a walk, wear your leather jacket! You can look stylish and stay warm all while breaking in your leather jacket. Lounging around the house? Wear your jacket or drape it over you like a blanket. Wearing your jacket as much as possible is one of the easiest ways to get that leather soft and comfortable.

Consider conditioning

It is easy to forget that leather comes from an animal hide, so sometimes your leather may become a little dry. If you find after breaking in or wearing your jacket often it loses some of its suppleness, consider conditioning the leather. If you are unsure of what leather conditioner to use, contact our experts for advice. By conditioning your jacket, you will ensure it stays soft and supple for longer.
Know what to avoid

There are many things that can harm your leather jacket and being aware of what to avoid is just as important as knowing what to do. When breaking in your Denver leather, it is key not to use unnecessary force. Although leather is known for being an extremely durable material, damage to your leather jacket can be difficult (or impossible) to repair. Because of this, avoid wearing your jacket during strenuous activities that could cause rips, tears, or holes . Also, be sure to check the garment’s label and care instructions. If your coat is made from a more delicate material, such as lamb or goatskin, be sure to take that into consideration while breaking it in. It is also important not to soak your leather jacket, as many materials do not respond well to water.  

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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Common leather myths busted by your Denver leather store


December 22, 2020

We get it, searching for the perfect Denver leather jacket can be difficult. From full grain to genuine leather, the options may feel overwhelming. With all the varying information available online, you may even find yourself wondering if you should invest in a real leather jacket. While it is true leather jackets never go out of style and are often the perfect accessory, misconceptions about leather may have you second guessing your decision. Because of this, the leather specialists at Jonval are here to debunk some of these common myths and help you buy confidently!

Myth 1: Faux leather is just as good as real leather

While you may think us biased, we assure you- we are not! When comparing faux or synthetic leather to quality, genuine Denver leather there is no competition. Faux leather is made from synthetic materials producing a stiff and glossy run-of-the-mill jacket. Whereas genuine leather jackets have a unique and supple texture as they are made from real, all-natural animal hides. Although faux leather may cost less, real leather jackets can outlive them by decades. In fact, these incredibly durable investment pieces can last nearly 20 years (or more) when properly cared for and cleaned. Beyond that, real leather is more protective, soft, flattering, and versatile than its faux counterpart.

Myth 2: Leather is impossible to clean and repair

Although we absolutely agree you should not try to clean or repair your Denver leather jacket at home, there are many other (much better) options. For cleaning, we typically recommend you take your jacket to a cleaner that specializes in leather, like the team at Jonval. For some leather jackets spot-cleaning minor spills or stains is a possibility. However, before you attempt to spot clean anything on your jacket be sure to check the care instructions or ask a leather expert for advice. For repairing, always use a tailor that is well-versed in leather alterations. As these can be very difficult and, if not done correctly, completely ruin your jacket. Our master leather tailors at Jonval are fantastic at minor and major repairs.

Myth 3: Leather jackets are uncomfortable

This myth could not be further from the truth. While brand new leather jackets can sometimes feel slightly stiff, as you wear down the jacket’s fibers the material will soften. The more frequently you wear your leather jacket, the faster this “breaking in” process will occur. Eventually the leather will wear and start to conform to your body. This adds to the individuality of the jacket and creates a piece that is perfect for you.

Are you ready to purchase the perfect Denver leather jacket? Look no further than Jonval Leathers and Furs! Visit us today at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our fantastic leather and fur showroom. For questions about purchasing, storing, or cleaning your leather or fur coat- contact our experts at 720-377-1555. With so many options to choose from, discover your perfect Denver leather jacket at Jonval Leathers and Furs.
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Why a Denver fur coat should be on your Holiday wish list!


December 21, 2020

With the holiday season upon us, you may be wondering what your loved ones might be leaving you under the tree. If you have been extra nice this year, it may be time to ask for the greatest gift of all- a quality Denver fur coat! A fur coat is the ultimate in luxury, warmth, and style. If you are still on the fence about a fur coat, peruse our favorite reasons to add this timeless piece to your Holiday wish list!

Fur lasts a lifetime

One of the many benefits of a fur coat is its longevity. With a shelf-life of nearly half a century, fur coats can last decades when properly maintained and stored. This is a perfect investment piece for those looking for a family heirloom or a garment that will withstand the test of time. Worried you may not like the style of your coat after years of wear? Fur coats are the perfect candidate for upcycling and repurposing! When altered and handled by a professional furrier, like the experts at Jonval, your favorite fur can be transformed into a beautiful vest, cozy muff, or even the sweetest stuffed teddy bear.

Fur is soft and warm

The quality, warmth, and suppleness of real fur is something that cannot be paralleled. Although many man-made materials have tried to reproduce furs natural qualities, there is no mistaking the superiority of a real Denver fur coat. From high-end mink to more approachable beaver, pelts are available in a wide variety of price-points, colors, styles, and lengths. No matter what type of fur you chose, the softness will be unlike anything you have experienced before. This is especially true with the extremely dense and plush options like mink and chinchilla. Because they offer the wearer an additional layer of insulation from the elements, natural fur coats also provide unbeatable warmth.

Fur never goes out of style

Fur coats have been used for centuries to provide their wearers warmth and (most importantly) style. With seemingly endless color options, sizes, and pelts available, there is a fur coat for just about anyone. As mentioned above, fur coats can last decades when taken care of correctly. Because of their longevity and quality, fur has remained a luxurious wardrobe staple since the 11th century. When purchasing your perfect fur coat be sure to consider a length and cut that are most flattering on your body type. Take your time and try on multiple styles and fits. Once you have found the fur for you, consider having it professionally tailored to ensure an impeccable fit.  

If you are ready to find the perfect Denver fur coat, come visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our amazing selection of fur and leather. With a wide variety of leather and fur pieces, we can find, or design, a jacket that matches your style flawlessly. You can also call us at (720)-377-1555 to learn more about all of our fur, leather, and shearling services.
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Avoid these four things to keep your Denver fur coat looking fabulous!


December 10, 2020

Whether you just purchased the perfect Denver fur coat or have owned one for years, you may be unaware of some of the best practices when taking care of it. Because of this, the professional furriers at Jonval Leathers and Furs have compiled a list of a few things to avoid when wearing and storing your fur coat. Use these expert tips to keep your favorite fur looking fabulous!

Moisture
The amount of moisture in the air, or humidity, can wreak havoc on your fur garments. Too much moisture and your fur could mold. Too little moisture and your coat may become brittle or dry out, potentially causing irreparable cracks. While this is more of a serious concern during long-term or off-season storage, it is still important to keep in mind when wearing your coat daily. Because of its need for very specific humidity conditions, be sure to avoid hanging your fabulous fur in an area that is too dry or too humid.

Heat
Along with moisture, heat exposure can severely damage your fur jacket. It is essential that you never put your coat in the dryer or try to clean it with hot water. Excessive heat can dry out the pelt of the fur making fragile and brittle. Heat can also dry out the fur’s natural oils, causing your coat to become lackluster and dull.  If your coat was exposed to water or needs cleaned, we always recommend you take it to a professional fur cleaner, like the experts at Jonval.

Moths and other insects
While you may think you are already avoiding these pesky critters, you would be surprised. Moths and other insects like to nest deep inside your soft, plush fur which can create permanent, visible holes. Mites, fleas, and other insects may also be hiding inside your closet, ready to infiltrate and destroy your coat. To help prevent moths and other bugs, be sure to keep your fur coat in a cotton bag when not wearing. This will help keep insects out, while also protecting your fur from any other unwanted elements.

Light
Another fur coat culprit, direct sunlight oxidizes with your fur, potentially causing irreversible discoloration. This discoloration is often unpleasant and can make your fur unwearable. Because your fur coat requires such specific storage needs, our biggest piece of advice is to always utilize Jonval’s fur coat storage services during the warm 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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