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Stay Warm This Winter!

Stay Warm This Winter!
Now that winter is officially here, thoughts generally turn to keeping warm!  
What better way to keep warm than fur? 

If you aren’t wearing your fur coats or wraps, why not turn them into something usable, like remodeling them for a newer, fresher look? OR changing them into a lap robe or throw?  Even fur pillows can warm the look of your room.

Handbags and headbands are also useful items that can be made from fur coats that just are gathering dust in your closet.


AND don’t’ rule out leather jackets.  Maybe your jacket needs a new lining so that you can wear it with a sweater, or why not have a new thermal lining sewn inside your favorite winter, leather jacket?


Ideas are endless.  Call us today for ideas and costs. 720 377-1555

Jonval Leathers and Furs Discusses The Different Types Of Leathers

Jonval Leathers and Furs Discusses The Different Types Of Leathers
In the next few blogs, we will discuss all of the different types of leather than result from the different qualities of leather.

I, for one, had no idea there were so many different types of leather. So lets just jump right in. First, the type of leather often depends on a few factors. These include the percentage of organic material involved, the finishing process, and the durability of the final material. 

We touched briefly on this first type of leather in our last blog. Aniline leather is some of the softest leather you will find. This term comes from the type of dye used to color it. The dye is an aniline dye. This dye usually comes as a powder. This powder is then dissolved into water, alcohol, or a petroleum solvent. 

These dyes are water soluble and translucent. Because of this the wrinkles, scars, and marks that can be found in the hide of the animal are brought out quicker. 

Aniline leather is some of the most expensive leather. This is because this dying process can only be attempted on the highest quality of animal hide to begin with. Then, over time the dye helps the leather to develop a beautiful, natural patina.

This top quality leather is often used for making high end, luxury accessories. You will find it used in such as accessories as bags and purses, fine jackets, and high end wallets. You can also find it in top quality furniture. It is important to note that this type of high quality leather does require regular maintenance to keep it looking its best.  

The next type of leather Jonval Leather and Fur would like to discuss is semi aniline leather. This leather is not completely dyed as the full aniline leather. Instead, it is simply lightly coated on the surface with the dye. This results in a stronger leather than aniline leather. It also is able to maintain its natural look because of this type of dye process. There is some stain resistance, but it is not full coverage.

The next type of leather Jonval Leather and Furs will discuss is Antique grain leather. You may have also heard this called distressed leather. This leather has that worn and used look (in a good way) that many shoppers are looking for. It is treated in order to get an antique, rugged look. This results in a vintage look many are looking for without having to wait years for the natural process to happen. 

The process to get this vintage look is to treat the leather by applying a partially rubbed off or uneven contrasting top coat. This reveals the pale underlying color of the hide. This weathered leather, aside from rhyming, is also sought after in such products as fine wallets, belts, jackets, bags, and purses.

So far we have discussed the first three types of leather. Stay tuned next week when Jonval Leathers and Furs will discuss the next few types of leather and where you will find them.

Jonval Leathers and Furs Guide To The Factors That Affect The Quality Of Leather

Jonval Leathers and Furs Guide To The Factors That Affect The Quality Of Leather
Not all leather is created (or grown) equally. In this guide to the factors that create the quality of leather, Jonval Leathers and Furs aims to show you some of the things that affect the quality of leather. 

A lot of this comes down to the cow from which the leather is taken. Believe it or not the breed of the cow and even the region in which it is raised can affect the quality of leather. Who knew? 

When considering the breed of the cow, genetics play a role. For example, different breeds will have different hair patterns and growth. This difference will often be because of the area in which the cow is raise. For example, in warmer climates, cows will not need as much hair and might therefore have thicker skin. In cooler climates, they might have more protection from hair and thus a softer hide. 

Along with the region and climate comes bugs. These bugs can bite and irritate the cows. This can lead to scars. These scars can affect the quality of leather. This is generally a consideration for cows raised in warmer climates, while those in colder climates, with fewer bugs, will be less likely to have these bug bite scars and thus will lend a better quality leather. 

Another factor Jonval Leathers and Furs considers when thinking about the quality of leather is where on the cow the leather comes from. (Again, who knew? Perhaps this like the quality of steak and what part of the cow it comes from.) For example, if the hide is from the lower portion of the cow, the leather will have looser fibers. These looser fibers result in lower quality because the hide can swell when wet. 

As well, hides that come from the lower portion of the cow are more likely to have scars. These are not just from bug bites, but also from every day wear and tear on the hide such as getting stuck by barbed wire fences. Wrinkles are also more common on the lower extremities of the animal. These wrinkles and scars become permanent, just like in humans. This means that they are nearly impossible to remove 
when trying to process the leather. 

Another factor to consider when it comes to the quality of leather is the processor. These are the people who take the raw hide and process it into quality leather for your garments. Indeed, this is a difficult skill to master. One must know how to tan and finish a raw hide expertly. This can take years and years of experience. The better the processor, the better the quality of leather will be. 

Not to worry if this is all new to you. This is generally not something you, as a consumer, need to think about. Instead, it is something that Jonval Leathers and Furs thinks about for you. You can rest assured that when you buy leather from us, you are buying top quality leather that has taken all of these factors into consideration. 

Fur Accessories from Jonval Leathers and Furs For This Fall And Winter

November 23, 2022

Fur Accessories from Jonval Leathers and Furs For This Fall And Winter
You may already know that Jonval Leathers and Furs in Denver sells high quality leather and fur jackets and coats. But did you know that they also do custom designs beyond jackets? They do! In fact, they do custom designs of all sorts of accessories. In this blog, we will show you more of the top accessories for the fall and winter.

Last week’s blog was all about the very trendy, very hip furry purse. We discussed styles and considerations when thinking about designing your very own fur purse with Jonval Leathers and Furs. 
How about some matching ear muffs? What about a scarf to go with those ear muffs and purse? Would you like to coordinate your outfit with your pup? (Yep, that’s a thing.) Jonval Leathers and Furs can help with all your accessory dreams.
If you are trying to coordinate all of our accessories, it is recommended that you have them designed all at the same time. This is to ensure that the same fur is used on all the accessories you want to have designed. 
If it is not a possibility to have all the accessories you want designed at the same time, be sure to ask the designers to save the fur so that it can be used at a later date for your other accessories. In this way you ensure that your accessories match.
But, maybe you do not want them to match. Instead, maybe you want them to compliment one another. In this case, we recommend that you spend some time browsing in the shop. Take a look at all the different furs and leathers. Be sure to hold them next to one another to see how they look together.
Be bold. Try patterns and styles you might not normally think would go together. Try things on if you can. The idea is to really get a good idea of what you want before you go to the designer with your ideas. It is in this way that they can best bring your vision together. 
Remember, this is an investment and we want you to be sure you get exactly what you want. These are pieces that you will have for a very long time and your happiness and satisfaction are very important. 
And, what about coordinating with your pooch? We were not kidding. Jonval Leathers and Furs also does custom designs of dog fur coats. It is true. Your dog can stay warm while looking posh all winter. 
It is recommended that you measure your dog. We want the dog jacket to fit your pooch nicely. You can ensure that your dog’s jacket matches your accessories by being sure to match the same furs and leathers. 
Whatever your style, Jonval Leathers and Furs can help you stay warm and fashionable this fall and winter. Come on into the store and take a look at everything we have to offer. If you do not see exactly what you want, we will design it for you. 

New Location! Come check us out!

New Location! Come check us out!
JONVAL Leathers and Furs has been in continuous operation since 1984, under the same management!  

We now are located at 10015 E Hampden Avenue, Unit A, Denver, CO 80231.  Telephone: 720-377-1555

We offer fur storage and other services such as remodel, repair, and cleaning on-site.
FREE pick-up and delivery in the greater Denver area.
Pick-up and delivery in certain other areas for a minimal fee.  
Shipping services are available.
UL Certified fur storage facility.
Custom-made leather items are designed with you in mind by our expert tailor.
Leather items are altered and repaired onsite.
Leather cleaning is offered offsite.

We have a nice selection of women’s and men’s leather coats along with select fur items for sale.

Everything we do and have is reasonably priced!

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