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How to style your Denver fur coat this fall

September 15, 2020

Think your Denver fur coat is only functional during the winter months? Think again. Timeless and long-lasting, fur coats and vests are the perfect way to keep warm (and stylish) this fall. So, if you are ready to get more wear out of your favorite fur piece, try our styling tips below! Time to get that fur out of storage and make it the star of this fall’s wardrobe!

Incorporate cropped styles

A cropped fur coat is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. For a cropped style that falls just above or right at the hip, consider a more relaxed look. For women, pair with distressed boyfriend jeans and your favorite t-shirt. For an even more casual look, add your favorite flats or sneakers. For men, style cropped fur coats the same way you style your Denver leather bomber jacket. For a more polished look, pair your fur with a high neck button-down shirt and fitted trousers. For a dressed down vibe, opt for a simple t-shirt and jeans style in neutral colors. For shorter cropped coats that fall at the small of the waist, consider pairing a fitted, high-neck sweater and high-waisted, wide-leg trouser for the perfect 70s-inspired look.

Invest in a fur vest

The epitome of retro-glam, a fur vest adds a bit of funk to any ensemble. Great for all sexes, a fur vest provides a healthy dose of style and warmth during the cooler months. For a classic, casual look, pair a fitted white sweater and cuffed blue jeans with your vest. For something more polished, go with a great pair of black leather pants and black button down. Adding heels or a pair of sleek leather oxfords can elevate the look even more. When styling with a dress, consider belting longer vests at the waist to create more of an hourglass shape. For shorter fur vests, try pairing with a long sleeve cable knit sweater and knee-high boots for an Instagram-worthy fall look.

Try Oversized

Unsure of how to style a large, oversized fur coat? Consider pairing it with slimmer cut, fitted pieces to create a chic and edgy look. For women, pair with your favorite black leather leggings or black skinny jeans and black camisole. On warmer days, drape your fur over a knee or thigh length slip dress to create a fantastic vintage look. For men, try something similar with a black skinny trouser or jeans and a black fitted V-neck t-shirt. Pair with your favorite black sneakers or boots for a more casual, monochromatic look.

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. 

A guide to understanding leather from your Denver leather store

August 26, 2020

Used for centuries, leather has a rich history that can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians. This beloved material is both durable and flexible, making it perfect for withstanding the test of time. If you are ready to add a Denver leather jacket to your wardrobe, it is important to understand the basic grains (or qualities) available. Because of this, we have provided a quick guide explaining the most common grains you will find!

Full Grain
Luxurious and smooth, full grain leather is considered the highest quality grade of leather. Although all leather grains are created from tanning a cowhide, this material maintains the most of its original state. This means that any natural marks and imperfections have not been removed while buffing or sanding the material. This type of leather is extremely durable and somewhat water resistant. Full grain leather often develops a patina, or thin layer of protection, over time.  The patina gives the leather a beautiful sheen that develops more with age, making full grain leather particularly beautiful and sought-after.  

Top Grain
The most common and popular option, top grain leather is the second-highest leather quality. It is made from the top layer of the cowhide and created through a process called “splitting,” or removing the outer layer and hair. This process makes top grain leather thinner and more flexible than full grain. After the spitting process, the leather’s surface is sanded, and any large imperfections are removed or smoothed. Because of the finishing processes, top grain leather is very durable and provides great stain resistance.

Corrected Grain
This special variety of leather is created when an artificial surface is added to the material. This is often done to better the hide’s durability and aesthetic. As imperfections are usually sanded off, corrected grain is frequently used for pigmented leather goods. This type of material is extremely durable and often resembles full grain leather, but it is not as soft.  Corrected grain is also more affordable and readily available in stores.

Split Leather
If a hide is exceptionally thick, it is sometimes split into two. This creates split leather, which is often referred to as genuine leather. After the top grain of the rawhide is removed, split leather is created from the fibrous part of the hide. Oftentimes, the surface of this leather has an artificial layer applied that is then embossed with a leather grain. Split leather is used to create suede, and its soft texture is frequently used on furniture.
Feel like a leather pro? If you are ready to purchase your new leather jacket, turn to our experts 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!

Create the perfect custom Denver leather jacket this fall

August 19, 2020

As autumn approaches and temperatures cool, you may be considering purchasing a new Denver leather jacket. If that is the case, now is the perfect time to invest in a custom leather jacket from Jonval Leather and Furs. Although you can always buy a beautiful, ready-made jacket, custom allows you the opportunity to own a perfectly tailored and truly one-of-a-kind piece. With a custom leather jacket, you have complete control. Say goodbye to awkward fits, too-short lengths, and not-quite-right styles. If you are ready to create the perfect custom leather jacket for your wardrobe, follow our process guide below.

Consider what you want
Before setting your appointment with one of our expert leather designers, consider what you are looking for. Making the decision to invest in a custom piece requires a lot of decision making. A great place to start is collecting photographs of what you like. See a studded pocket or slim style you know would look great, save, or print, a picture of it. You can also create a list of fit issues or problems with past jackets to help your designer avoid those mistakes. By taking the time to prepare what you would like for your dream jacket, you can help your designer make it a reality!

Set the appointment
Once you have a design in mind, fill out a request form here. After the form has been submitted, your designer will reach out and help you schedule your first appointment.

Design your dream jacket
Working directly with our expert designers, you will discuss exactly what you are looking for in a custom jacket. You will be presented with endless options regarding color, grade, material, fit, and style. As your designer works tirelessly to make you dream jacket a reality, you will be presented with multiple sketches of the jacket design. You will review these and offer feedback until the sketch is exactly what you are looking for. Once that happens, the fun starts. Our designers will use your exact measurements and preferences to assemble your perfect jacket.

Rock your leather jacket
Custom leather jackets can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete (unfortunately, perfection takes time). However, your designer will regularly update you on the status of your garment. Once you have received your custom leather jacket, it is time to rock it! Just remember to protect your investment by taking proper care of it. Always check with your designer for specific guidelines to break in and store your jacket safely.
Are you ready for a new leather jacket? 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!


Styling your Denver leather jacket this Fall

August 13, 2020

With cooler temperatures fast approaching, you might be assembling your autumn wardrobe. If that is the case, be sure to have your Denver leather jacket handy. A timeless piece, your leather jacket is the perfect addition to any fall outfit! If you are ready to rock your leather jacket, check out a few of our favorite fall styling tips below.  

Play with plaid
Plaid flannels and button downs are the perfect fall wardrobe staple. What makes them even better, they look great when paired with your Denver leather jacket. This chic combination is a fantastic unisex option that can be dressed up or down, depending on your needs. Create a casual look by pairing your plaid shirt with a shorter, fitted bomber or motorcycle jacket. Leave the jacket unzipped and plaid untucked, allowing the shirt to hang effortlessly below your jacket on top of your pants or skirt. For a more polished look, use your fitted leather jacket in place of a blazer on top of your button-up plaid shirt. For this look, try leaving your jacked zipped halfway to create an edgy but elegant ensemble. You can also try wearing your favorite plaid shirt unbuttoned over a white tee, underneath your black leather jacket. This layered look offers a great pop of color, showcasing your effortless style.

Try a scarf
From long, chunky cable knit to short, soft cashmere- there is a scarf option for everyone. Scarves can add warmth and style to any outfit, especially when paired with a beautiful leather jacket. A great accessory for men and women, wearing a scarf with your leather jacket instantly adds a touch of cozy sophistication. Try an oversized infinity scarf in a mustard yellow or oxblood for an elegant splash of color. For colder days, consider rocking a longer scarf in a no-fuss Parisian Knot. This look pairs perfectly under any zipped-up leather jacket, while keeping your neck nice and toasty. If you prefer your scarf oversized, drape it over your fitted jacket, like a shawl, for an extra layer of warmth and style.

Go grunge
Look effortlessly cool this fall by pairing your leather jacket with a grunge-inspired outfit. To achieve the perfect 90s rocker look, simply pair your favorite graphic t-shirt, distressed jeans, and doc marten style boots with your bomber or motorcycle jacket. For an even edgier ensemble, try going monochromatic with a black t-shirt, black jeans, black studded boots, and black leather jacket. Add even more 90s vibes to your outfit by tying a flannel around your waist and sporting a black beanie.

If you are ready to leap into this fall with a new leather jacket, look no further than Jonval Leather and Fur! 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 Leather and Fur. 

Taking care of your leather jacket

From the classic bomber to cafe racer, there is truly a leather jacket for every style and taste. Your Denver leather jacket is a timeless piece that, when properly cared for, can last decades. However, many are unaware of the best practices when caring for their Denver leather apparel. At Jonval Leathers and Furs, we know all about the importance of leather upkeep. Because of this, we have compiled a few tips to keep your leather jacket looking fresh for years to come.  

“No wire hangers, ever!”
Much like oil and water, wire hangers and your Denver leather do not mix. Although this might seem a bit dramatic, wire hangers can severely alter your leather jacket, especially in the shoulders. Instead opt for a wide, preferably padded hanger. Be sure to hang your jacket in an area that is well ventilated and away from extreme heat or sun (see tip 3). You should also make it a habit to hang your jacket, rather than folding it. Keeping your leather jacket folded for extended periods of time can cause unwanted creases and other types of damage that may not be repairable.

Check the weather
Although we always encourage you to rock your Denver leather jacket, if there is significant rain on the horizon, it might be best to leave the leather at home. Prolonged exposure to a good deal of water (think torrential downpour) can cause damage. If your jacket does get caught in the rain, do not fret! Water exposure most likely will not ruin your prized possession but be sure to hang your leather jacket to dry on a proper hanger (see tip 1) away from direct heat as soon as you possibly can. If you live in an area with frequent rain, consider consulting with our leather specialists on waterproofing options and the best type of leather for your climate.

Clean and store properly
Do not put your Denver leather jacket in the washing machine (we are so serious). Tossing your leather jacket in the wash can cause irreparable damage and ruin your favorite leather piece. Instead, we highly recommend you utilize our outstanding cleaning services. For small stains, a slightly damp cloth can sometimes do the trick. However, we highly suggest you consult with our experts before trying to remove any stains yourself. If you find a small hole or rip, do not try to mend it yourself. Instead, make an appointment with our fantastic team of tailors. When storing your leather jacket at home, be sure to keep it in a dry, well-ventilated space with plenty of room to breathe. Do not allow your jacket to be exposed to direct heat or sun, as this can severely dry out your leather, causing it to become brittle and crack.
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!