All women dream of a new fur coat - this stereotype has long been formed in the minds of most men, and I must say, not without reason. Of course, not every woman dreams of a new fur cape: for some it is generally unacceptable to wear parts of dead animals, someone prefers sheepskin coats. But most still want to buy a new beautiful fur coat.
Premium fur coat
Chinchilla fur coats are not available to all customers. For example, a floor-length mink can be bought for 100-150 thousand rubles, a sheepskin coat from a rabbit for 20 thousand rubles. And a chinchilla coat will cost 60-80 thousand dollars - for most people, this price seems excessive for a thing with 2-3 years of wear. This is an average, but in fact, cheaper models may be fake or not made from the best quality skins.
What does a chinchilla coat look like? The photo below shows a real classic model: a natural contrasting color of the fur from white to light gray and deep black. Such a skin does not even need to be dyed, although in rare cases the product is dyed.But most often they prefer to leave everything in its natural form, while more contrasting furs are considered the most expensive.
Why are people willing to pay this kind of money? The point is not only to show your status and financial viability, although this also plays an important role. It's just that a chinchilla coat is very light, warm and airy, you can immediately throw it on a thin blouse, and still you will be warm on the street. Not a single fur can compare with it, others, even if they are not inferior in terms of heat retention, are still many times heavier.
How to care
Once again, this is a premium item. And if you already have enough money to buy a chinchilla fur coat, then even more so, you can allocate a certain amount for professional cleaning. The thing is that the fur of this animal is not as durable as, say, that of a mink, and not as durable and wearable as that of a beaver. Therefore, it is very easy to spoil it with careless handling, even removing excess moisture is recommended to be carried out with a special brush, having previously done these procedures on the lapels from the wrong side in order to exclude the possibility of damaging the valuable skin.
And this is only in exceptional cases, the fur coat does not need to be wetted at all, and it is not intended to be worn every day. It is rather a luxury item that is purchased for going out.
How many chinchillas do you need for a fur coat? How to recognize a fake
Many women, when they find out the number of animals that have gone to the skin,refuse to buy. Even if the lady is not a member of "green" organizations, she may not like to carry a whole cemetery on her shoulders. And the arithmetic is very simple.
Chinchilla fur coats are sewn of different lengths, the required number of skins will depend on it. But even if we count at a minimum, based on a short fur coat, we get the following: the animals have a length of 19-38 cm (depending on the breed, smaller ones are more expensive), which means that even the largest ones need at least 60. Plus, some percentage goes to marriage, so they are taken with a margin. Plus, they are selected by color, which also leads to an increase in the total number. Plus, you can't always buy big ones. So they start sewing a short fur coat when there are about 100-120 skins available.
A longer, more expensive and exclusive product can take 250-300 skins.
We talked about the price of 60 thousand dollars, but in fur stores you can find a thing from this valuable fur for 4-10 thousand dollars. Can chinchilla fur coats be that cheap?
In rare cases, they can: for example, if the salon itself is engaged in tailoring and buys skins inexpensively from local manufacturers. What quality they will be is another question. But a real premium item, even on sale days, cannot cost that much.
There is still an option to run into a fake. In fact, now in every fur store you can find a thing marked "chinchilla rex". Cunning sellers will tell you that this is a kind of chinchilla. But in fact, this is a type of rabbit that Chinese breeders bred specifically “underchinchilla." Things from this fur are much cheaper, and they are in demand. But in a good store you will be presented with such a product as a Rex rabbit fur coat, and unscrupulous people will try to pass it off as a real chinchilla fur coat. It is easy to distinguish them: chinchilla fur is very soft to the touch, almost fluff. The rabbit is more rigid, while the thing is sewn from large skins. Although sometimes they are cunning even when sewing - they specially cut the skin of a rabbit into small pieces.
Chinchilla fur coat: customer reviews
We will not talk about good reviews: any woman in such a fur coat feels like a queen, and the environment looks at her the same way. It's also warm, light and comfortable.
But there are also many negative points:
- Unreasonably expensive: chinchilla coats cost a lot, but they do not last so long.
- A large number of skins for tailoring - for some, this is a decisive factor in the direction of not buying.
- Chinchilla coats quickly lose their appearance: the outer hairs break off, the fur becomes greasy, sticky areas appear.
- Big risk to buy a fake.
All these negative reviews are not a reason to refuse a purchase, but remember that you are buying a thing for going out, not for daily wear.