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Three things to look for when purchasing a Denver fur coat


August 7, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but summer is already more than half over. As we get ready to roll in the fall and winter months, you might be preparing to change out your wardrobe for something more suited for the colder temperatures. You might have your eye on a fur coat, and while it can be intimidating it is certainly worth the investment. Here are a few things you should consider while purchasing a Denver fur coat. 

Type
There are many types of fur jackets, and trust us when we say it can get confusing. Lucky for you, we have compiled a quick guide to a few of the most popular ones: 
Mink: Plush and elegant, mink fur gives the wearer a very refined and polished look. However, it is increasingly being used in more modern styles. 
Chinchilla: Very few furs are softer than chinchilla, and because of its quality and rarity it does tend to be higher priced. Chinchilla fur will be heavier, so purchase with caution! 
Rabbit: Warm, soft, reasonably priced, and popular, rabbit fur might be best if you are looking for your first coat or a versatile option. 

Style
When purchasing your fur coat, keep an eye out on style and keep in mind what you are hoping to use it for. If you want a lighter jacket to wear in the fall, perhaps avoid chinchilla fur. If you are wanting something a little lighter that gives you plenty of options, we recommend rabbit fur. 

In terms of the overall style of the coat, you can purchase dyed furst that provide a unique pop of color to your wardrobe as well as give your wardrobe a modern look. Looking for something more formal? Purchase neutral colors. Finally, make sure you try on all coats prior to purchasing, as coat and sleeve length will impact the overall look as well as style. 

Quality
Before purchasing a jacket, make sure you take time to examine the quality of the fur jacket. The feel of the coat will tell you a lot about the quality level - real fur will feel soft versus grainy and sticky. Keep in mind, the inside of the coat is just as important as the outside. The feeling of the lining well be important as you wear it throughout the winter months, particularly if you plan to wear it with a cocktail dress or sleeveless outfit.

No matter what your issue, always consider reaching out for help from a tailor when it comes to alterations and common wardrobe malfunctions. Remember, if you are in the market for a leather or fur jacket we at Jonval are here to help. We have a variety of leather jackets to match any style. Checkout the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available. Be sure to stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.