Fur coats



Fur coat

– outer clothing to protect the body from hypothermia. The fur coat can be natural and artificial. Natural is made of animal fur, such as mink, sable, chinchilla, arctic fox, jaguar, ram, etc.

Fur coats


In Greece, it’s hot, so there can hardly be sewing good coats.

In fact, winter frosts in Kastoria (the fur capital of Northern Greece) are not so rare, therefore the fur coat business existing in this city for many centuries is extremely successful. Raw materials for hundreds of fur factories in Kastoria are purchased at Canadian, Argentine and Dutch auctions, the products are famous all over the world, due to their high quality at relatively moderate prices.

Manufacturers of fur coats often deceive their foreign buyers.

Wrong opinion. After offering a low-quality goods to a buyer from another country, the furrier reduces the rating and runs the risk of losing profits – who benefits? Therefore, honest business is at the mercy of both sellers and buyers.

For three or four days of a fur coat, one can hardly find something worthwhile.

Yes, if you are determined to make purchases yourself and will methodically bypass all the nearby small shops in search of “something more decently.” It should be remembered that the organizers of fur coats made sure that customers were satisfied with their purchase. First of all they are offered to visit the trade and exhibition complex “Edika”, created specifically for tourists, consisting of four multi-storey buildings that store the world’s largest collection of fur products – about 100 thousand fur coats, manti, capes, sheepskin coats, etc. Here are models of all leading Greek fur factories and any price category. Yes, and a visit to the factories of Kastoria (Kraniaz, Avanti, Dedis, Asrotel, Mihailclassis) is also planned, so there will still be opportunities to buy a fur coat that will smash your friends “on the spot”.

Buying in a shopping center is a complicated and tedious business, and I do not know the Greek language either.

Yes, it is not easy, but if everything is planned correctly, problems and overwork can be avoided. The first day is best to devote to careful consideration and fitting the models that have attracted attention. Ask the price, take a business card from the seller, ask questions that interest you. There is no need to be afraid that you will not be understood – the Russian language is well understood here, you will receive an exhaustive answer to all questions. Purchases can be made the next day, after visiting the factories (where you can also not particularly rush with the purchase – if you still chose something and decided to translate your idea into reality, you will be sent a free (personal) car to the hotel.

I’ll go to a fur coat, I will not buy a very expensive fur hat, I’ll rest – cheap and angry.

Unfortunately, this is not limited to, if you go to a fur coat tour, and not just a regular tourist trip. It should be remembered that fur coats are not a charity campaign, and although tourists pay for the fur factories in Kastoria, they will warn you before the trip, which is mandatory if you buy at least one fur coat worth $ 700. And it is the fur coats (fur hats, collars, boas, sheepskin coats are not taken into account).

In the fur coat, you must buy a fur coat, otherwise you can not avoid troubles.

No, there can not be any trouble. If you do not like any product, you just return the agreed amount ($ 250- $ 300) to the representative of the Kastoria Fur Coat Association, compensating the furriers for the plane, hotel, beach vacation, excursions for you.

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Sellers are inferior, and prices in Greece are not so low.

This is not quite true – the seller will give in if you bargain. It should only be taken into account that when you buy only one product, sellers will give $ 50, a maximum of $ 100, but in the process of purchasing second and third coats you can get a discount of up to $ 600.The prices for the products are approximately the following: for a high-quality fox fur coat you will pay $ 1,300, for a long fur coat from the whole blue mink – $ 1800, for mink “from pieces” – $ 700 (and at the same time a very high quality product).

When leaving Greece, the buyer of fur coats will have to pay a fairly high tax.

If you purchased fur items worth not more than $ 1000 – there’s nothing to worry about. But in other cases, accompanying shop tourists Greek guides and fur salon sellers will try to fill out commodity checks so that customs officers have no complaints against you.

Fur coat can be bought in any city in Greece, it is not necessary to go to Kastoria.

Indeed, in all cities in Greece you can buy fur coats, and the seller will happily make a “superskidku” buyer-foreigner, but the quality of such a purchase you can not guarantee.

Shub-tour – just a trip for the goods, time will not even look round, not that what to consider the sights.

In fact, even in short fur coats (the duration of which does not exceed 4 days), the time for excursions in Northern Greece is allocated.

Italian coats in no way inferior to Greek.

Most often, the fur coats sold in Italy are produced just in Greece. Therefore, from this point of view, they are really no worse than those acquired in Greece (unless the price may be slightly different).

Only the specialist can choose the right fur coat.

Indeed, like buying any product, the process of purchasing a fur coat is best entrusted to a specialist. But, since such an opportunity is not always, it is necessary to know some key points that should be taken into account. So:
1. How long will the coat last? Everything depends on what kind of fur it is sewn:
From the fur of an otter and a river beaver will serve 20 seasons;
Of mink – 10 seasons;
Of seagull, blue fox or marten – 7 seasons;
From nutria or fox – 5 seasons;
Protein – 4 seasons;
From rabbit and hare – one or two years.
2. Which fur coat is the warmest? From the fur of a reindeer or bear, fox, raccoon dog, fox, beaver, marten, sable. A less warm coat is made of mink, a column, scribble, ermine, chinchilla. Reduced heat resistance is possessed by articles made of rabbit fur, goat, marmot. And does not warm the fur of a hamster and a ground squirrel.
3. Which fur coat is the easiest? From the hamster skins, ground squirrel, hare (but note, these frost coats do not save). Products of medium gravity are obtained from mink, rabbit, nutria, muskrat, squirrel, ferret. And the heaviest coat – from the skin of a wolf, raccoon dog, otter, beaver, Arctic fox, sable, scrawl.
4. If the fur coat does not seem thick enough for you – ask the seller when exactly the animals were slaughtered, of which furskins are sewn fur coats (the thickest and furry fur of the animals in winter, they molt in the summer). In addition, this effect can be generated by poor-quality dressing of skins, more precisely, by excessive stretching.
5. How to determine the quality of fur? There are several ways:
It is necessary to hold a hand against the wool – the podpushkah should be thick enough, and long hairs should not break. In addition, the fur should quickly lie down in place, the touch should be soft to the touch.
Jerry the fur. If you have hairs in your hand, separated from the skin of a fur coat, it will shed constantly.
Shake the coat. If the villi do not crumble too intensively (with any new fur coat after the drying procedure, the hairs are moderately showered) – everything is in order, and if the fur coat “thunders” like an oilcloth – the fur is overdried, such a product is unlikely to be worn for long, quickly lose shape.
5. Pay attention to the seams – they must be sewn thinly, neatly and almost not probed.
6. The price of the product depends on the color of the mink. The cheapest is a nut (light brown), then goes dark brown, then – a variety of red hues. Even more expensive is the black mink, beige, gray and blue, in the next price category – tourmaline (beige undercoat and brown long hair) and white fur.The most expensive mink “black diamond” (black with a blue or purple tint). To check if you really are dealing with fur natural, and not colored – spread the undercoat with your fingers and check the skin color. At the skin that has not been painted, the skin remains white.
7. If you want to buy a painted fur coat, rub the fur with a handkerchief – quality dyes should not leave a trace.
8. When choosing a fur coat from fox fur, look at the fur – it should be three-shadow (gray, white, black). If the fur has only two shades – in front of you a fur coat from a fox (a hybrid of a fox and a polar fox).
9. Ask the seller to flip the lining and show you the underside of the product. If pieces of about 15×15 – quality goods. If they are much smaller, the seams are done inaccurately – before you is a thing that in 2-3 years will cease to be a matter of your pride.

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Only paint a white mink.

In fact, many of the newest dyes may well fall not only on white, but also on some types of dark fur (for example, quite often the coloring (even in fairly light colors) is subjected to the cheapest nut mink, and its skin remains almost white) . Therefore, coats of red, green, yellow-salad, purple and blue, most likely, made of light brown mink. But in pink and blue, most often they paint the white mink.

The tufted and sheared mink is of equal quality.

This is not quite true. A better plucked mink, which removes long and tighter hairs, and the undercoat remains untouched. This coat looks beautiful, but less nosy than the usual mink coat. Often it is complemented by a collar made of another fur, contrasting in color (for example, a collar and cuffs of a chinchilla of tender gray-white color, painted under a chinchilla of a rabbit, as well as fox or fox (often toned) can be sewn to a fur coat from a twisted “black diamond” ). The same fur that has a number of defects. The fur coat, sewn from a sheared mink, serves for a short time and is never complemented by a chinchilla collar.

All mink fur coats are the same.

Wrong opinion. The warmest and most expensive fur coats are made of pelts that have upper Platinum or Saga Royal tags, NAFA or American Legend. Such skins are distinguished by a thick podpushkom and a lot of ostevogo hair. Cheaper and less dense fur skins go to the production of not so warm, but very light fur coats.

If one of the furriers asks fur for sewing a fur coat more than another master – he will make a better product “from the mink backs”.

Fur coats from mink backs differ little from products from solid skins. The density of the fur on the skin of a good mink is almost the same, only the height of the hair on the back and on the tummy is different, which can sometimes cause certain difficulties when sewing a fur coat from solid skins. Because the furrier, requiring more skins for sewing fur coats, will really produce a high-quality product, but, in addition, get no less quality material for creating another fur coat from the tummies (at your expense).


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A man should buy a fur coat for a woman.

Not at all. No less pleasure will be brought to a woman and a fur coat acquired on her own savings.

Fur coats are best to buy in summer – prices are lower than in winter.

Maybe, if you buy a fur coat on the market from the implementor, but here everything is not so simple. After all, the material for fur coats is purchased at auctions in Europe (mink – most likely in Denmark, at the auction Kopenhagen Fur, fox and karakul – in Finland (Helsinki) on Finish Fur Sales), in America (Blackglama mink at the American Legend auction in Seattle, and the same quality BlackNafa at the same auction in Toronto, wild furs in Canada – Western Canadian Raw Fur and Fur Harvesters Auction). Russian sables are purchased in St. Petersburg.Most often at such auctions, skins of animals, grown on fur farms (planned slaughter – in November-December, therefore, are auctioned for fur at the end of December and in January). Auctions are held from December to June, and the price of the same fur is different at different times, and it depends not only on the time of the year. For example, if the winter turned out to be too warm, many items are not sold, the furriers are slow to buy a new product. As a result, the price of raw materials falls sharply, and even the finished products – hence, the cheapest coats are likely to be from April to July (if the above factors occur). The only downside – in stores during this period is not such a large selection of fur products.

Rabbit Rex and Orilag are one and the same.

This is not quite true. Rex – a breed of rabbits, orilag – one of the subspecies of rabbits of this breed, it is grown only in France and possesses certain qualities that distinguish it from other rabbits of the Rex breed. This fur is quite expensive (the wholesale price is 30 to 60 euros per pelt). If the skin is five times or ten times cheaper, and rabbits are grown in China – this is not orilag, and rex, and not the best quality.

If the fur coat or mink cap turns yellow, you can clean it or repaint it.

Wrong opinion. The yellowing of white coats, appearing over time, dry cleaning does not clean. Repaint the finished product is not possible, as this leads to deformation of the fur coat. Dyed mink is less durable.

This is not true. If the dyeing process was carried out correctly, and the dyed fur was originally of high quality – the product will last as long as the equivalent in quality, not being dyed.



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