How Do I Choose the Best Leather and Fur Coat?

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  • Written By: A. Elms
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  • Last Modified Date: 27 November 2019
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A leather and fur coat is article of winter wear that is usually constructed with leather shaping the outer body of the coat and fur used to line the inside of the coat as well as its collar and cuffs. Although a leather and fur coat often can be purchased for less than $100 US Dollars (USD), high-quality coats can easily cost more than $1,000 USD. In order to buy a leather and fur coat that you are fully satisfied with, you should avoid imitation coats, determine your overall budget and reflect on the coat’s style and durability that you desire, especially depending on the occasion or the frequency that you will wear the coat.

By asking previous buyers of leather and fur coats about their purchase and reading store reviews on the Internet, you will be less likely to make a purchase from a store known for selling imitation versions of the coats for more than they are actually worth. After a legitimate store is found, you should examine the coats carefully for any tears or stains. To purchase a leather and fur coat that will provide full satisfaction, examine your budget and decide how much you are willing to pay. Using large amounts of fur and leather for the coat’s construction and using rare or high-grade material, such as genuine Italian leather and mink fur, can significantly raise the price of a leather and fur coat.


After your budget has been determined, you can pay attention to the coat’s style and durability. Leather and fur coats can be purchased in blazer, pea coat or zip-up fashions, and although some of these coats are made purely for aesthetic purposes, many people choose to purchase this type of coat for frequent outdoor use, which can make durability the most important factor. Especially when examining the fur portion of the coat, you should understand that some types of fur serve as better protection from the elements than other types of fur. Rabbit, fox and chinchilla fur typically are used purely for fashion, and coyote, beaver and wolf fur are more resilient and are ideal for the outdoors. Similarly, suede, a type of leather with a napped finish, absorbs dirt and moisture quickly and should be avoided for frequent outdoor usage.



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